Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Japanese TV Channel "WAKUWAKU JAPAN" Launching in Singapore July 6th


Japanese TV channel WAKUWAKU JAPAN will be launching in Singapore in July

WAKUWAKU JAPAN, a new 24-hour Japanese TV channel will be hitting Singapore's shores! The station is operated by SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation, which also operates the SKY PerfecTV! satellite network and famous BS SKY TV channel in Japan. It is the largest Japanese entertainment channel in Indonesia and Myanmar, with Singapore being its third country.

Japanese TV station Hello! Japan stopped broadcasting on 1 July

Japanese TV channel "Hello! Japan" may have ceased transmission on 1 July but fret not, there won't be a lack of options for your Japanese entertainment needs!

The popular BS SKY channel is well-known for broadcasting the latest Japanese dramas, concerts such as Animelo Summer Live and many hot entertainment programs such as the recent AKB48 Senbatsu Sousenkyo (General Election).

Singapore residents need to wait only 5 days for new Japanese TV programming!

WAKUWAKU JAPAN will start broadcasting on Singtel TV Channel 616 on Monday, July 6, 2015, at 5.00pm (local time). It will be available as part of the Family Starter Pack and other packages.

WAKUWAKU means the feeling of excitement, pleasing, thrilling and more...!

WAKUWAKU JAPAN will air original “Singapore-friendly” enhanced programming consisting of the latest Japanese serial dramas, variety shows, and anime. Since part of the WAKUWAKU JAPAN concept is “broadcasting in local languages,” programs in Singapore will be aired with English subtitles or dubbing.

Expect some Pro-Wrestling action on WAKUWAKU JAPAN Singapore too (picture from WAKUWAKU JAPAN Indonesia)

Note: WAKUWAKU JAPAN has not officially announced its launch on 6th July yet. Expect an announcement and major publicity in the coming days, possibly in tomorrow's Straits Times or over the weekend.

However, we had previously heard that it would be launching in Singapore sometime this year at the GARO Special Stage at CharaExpo. Somehow, while doing research for another article today, I chanced upon the WAKUWAKU JAPAN Singapore website and here we are.

GARO: The Animation will be airing in Singapore sometime in September or October, according to announcements made at anime convention CharaExpo

They also published a press release at 5.00pm today. What a coincidence.

Here are some of the programmes which WAKUWAKU JAPAN will be bringing to Singapore:



WAKUWAKU JAPAN will be broadcasting the most highly-anticipated J-League games every season.

Japanese Dramas

WAKUWAKU JAPAN will be bringing the latest and juiciest new Japanese dramas to a Singaporean audience.

MATSURI Special in July

WAKUWAKU JAPAN's featured content for July will be on traditional Japanese festivals.

Recommended Actor: Takeru Satoh

Fans of actor Takeru Satoh will be delighted to know that WAKUWAKU JAPAN's recommended actor will be the man himself!

Click/tap on each of the category titles to find out some of the programmes which will be aired on WAKUWAKU JAPAN Singapore!








“We are delighted to be introducing this highly engaging and entertaining channel to fans of Japanese culture and programming in Singapore and Japanese expats. With everything from anime to sports, music and drama, the channel has a very wide appeal and we have no doubt our customers will enjoy the content on WAKUWAKU JAPAN,” said Mr Goh Seow Eng, MD, Home, Consumer Singapore, Singtel.

Mr Goh Seow Eng, MD, Home, Consumer Singapore, Singtel

SKY Perfect JSAT is also discussing promotional activities ahead of the start of broadcasts to boost awareness of the channel throughout Singapore, and will work to raise the visibility of WAKUWAKU JAPAN with the Singapore launch.

Those of us who are Starhub subscribers, including myself will unfortunately have to wait for the channel to be made available to us.

Well, at least we can continue to get our fix of Japanese programming in Singapore after Hello! Japan has ceased transmission!


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WAKUWAKU JAPAN is an entertainment channel which brings you Japanese programs. You can enjoy all programs in your local language. This channel delivers the best selection of popular Japanese programs such as dramas, films, music, animation/special effects, sports, culture, entertainment, documentaries, etc. 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

WAKU WAKU JAPAN Singapore Website
Press Release

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