"Tico and Friends" and "Love stories from Fukuoka" broadcasted in Tonga

"Tico and Friends"

"Love stories from Fukuoka"

Japanese Television Programs were again handed over to Tonga Broadcasting Commission as a proactive support in enhancing knowledge of the people of the Kingdom of Tonga, into the diverse aspects of Japanese culture and society.

Two programs presented this time were; a 39 episode animation suitable for children titled the “Tico and Friends,” depicting an adventure of an eleven year old girl who travelled around the world with a seven-ton, eight meter long killer whale. The second program is a five episode drama of various lifestyles and social practices of the Japanese people, titled the “Love Stories from Fukuoka.” Both programs were provided in the DV-Cam video cassettes and will be broadcasted starting next month through Television Tonga.

Japanese Television Program has been broadcasted in Tonga since 2010 under the Japan Foundation, Promotion of TV Broadcasting Abroad Program in collaboration with Tonga Broadcasting Commission. Concurrently the “Carnation,” a Japanese drama, of the turbulent life of a mother who became internationally known as a fashion designer is being broadcasted since March, this year..

Tonga Broadcasting Commission is the only authorised broadcaster to broadcast the Japanese television program, and the Embassy of Japan wishes to continue this partnership, with more Japanese Television programs to be handed over in the coming years.