Sunday, March 26, 2006

On Japanese TV, food is still king

Here is an interesting, insightful article about the continued popularity of all manner of cooking shows in Japan, the nation that gave us Iron Chef.

Food has long been a major staple of Japanese broadcasting. But with most popular cooking and gourmet shows far cheaper to produce than star-powered dramas, TV producers and researchers say food shows now account for an estimated 35 to 40 percent of all domestic programming.

—Mellow Monk

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