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Kansai Television wins three awards in the JBA Awards 2020!(Nov.10)
Kansai Television has won the following three awards in the JBA ( Japan Commercial Broadcasters Association) Awards 2020. The award ceremony was held online on November 10th 2020.
Engineering Category
Best Technology Award
Development of New Chroma Key Technology “Niji-Chro” using Polarizer and Retardation Film
Special Commendation Category
Best Broadcasting for Public Interest Award
Re-examining Shaken Baby Syndrome
Program Category
Outstanding Cultural Television Program Award
“Damages to Life” ~The Story of a Hansen Disease Patient’s Family~

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8K/HDR short film “Three Trees” awarded National Winner in the 2020 Asian Academy Creative Awards.
”Three Trees” a beautiful short film shot in 8K/HDR has been selected as National Winner in the Short Form Content category of the 2020 Asian Academy Creative Awards.

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Don’t miss KTV’s new drama series “ Our Sister’s Soulmate”
Starts Oct.27th 9pm (Oct.14)
She’s tough, hardworking and cares for her 3 rowdy brothers. She’s convinced her heart will be big enough for a man who can’t even love himself.
A heartwarming love story and family drama starring Kasumi Arimura and Kento Hayashi.
Don’t miss KTV’s new drama series “Diver- Special Investigation Unit-” Starts Sept.22nd 9 pm(Sept.15)
The deadliest, most elite undercover investigators slam down the hammer of justice!Sota Fukushi stars as Inspector Kurosawa, a deceptive man of 1000 faces and a skilled fighter who will stop at nothing in his pursuit of justice.
Short film “Konatsu and Hiyori” awarded Silver World Medal in the 2020 New York Festivals (Apr.22)
“Konatsu and Hiyori” was awarded Silver World Medal in the Short Films category of the 2020 New York Festivals. Set in beautiful Kochi prefecture, this short film is about revisiting a hometown one early summer, and the bitter-sweet reunion that unfolds...Created by the award winning staff of 8K film “to make”, this short film captures the vivid and yet soft, fresh yet nostalgic magic of a Japanese hometown.
“Konatsu and Hiyori” named Regional Winner, Japan in Short Form category, Asian Academy Creative Awards (Nov.11)
“Konatsu and Hiyori” a short series closing up on the beauty of Kochi prefecture, was named Regional Winner for Japan in the Best Short Form Content categoryof the Asian Academy Creative Awards. “Konatsu and Hiyori” will represent Japan at the Gala Finals to be held in Singapore in December.
Cultural delegation from Guangdong visits Kansai TV (June.11)
A cultural delegation, comprising of senior officials from Guangdong province of China, senior executives from mainstream newspaper and television institutions of Guangdong, paid a visit to Kansai TV Station on June 11th.

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Kansai TV cameraman awarded for “Best Cinematography” in the 23rd Asian Television Awards (Jan. 15)
Kansai TV cameraman Kohei Higuchi was awarded for “Best Cinematography” in the 23rd Asian Television Awards for his filming of 8K short film “to make” . Filmed in breathtaking Japanese landscapes, “to make” is a beautiful and unique homage to “making.” “to make” was also nominated in the Best Editing category.
Kansai TV’s drama “My Beautiful Neighbor” awarded in MIPCOM Japanese drama award (Oct.24)
Kansai TV’s suspense drama “My Beautiful Neighbor” was awarded the best re-make award in the MIPCOM BUYER’S AWARD for Japanese drama. Winners were selected by MIPCOM buyers from around the world, based on programs they want to buy, and that would be successful in their own countries. The awards were presented at the MIPCOM J-Creative Party held in the Majestic Hotel, Cannes.
“CRISIS” and “to make” awarded in the New York Festivals (Apr.11)
8K short film “to make” was awarded the Gold World Medal, Short Films category, and Drama series ”CRISIS - Special Security Squad” the Bronze World Medal, Crime Drama category in the 2018 New York Festivals International TV and Film Awards.

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“CRISIS” awarded in Chicago International Television Festival (Mar.23)
Drama series ”CRISIS - Special Security Squad” was awarded Silver Plaque in the Dramatic Series category, 54th Chicago International Television Festival.

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Kansai TV finalizes deal for Turkish format of drama series “My Dangerous Wife” (Jan.19)
Kansai TV has announced a first time deal with Turkish production company MF Yapim for the format rights to its hit TV drama series “My Dangerous Wife.”

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Drama series "CRISIS" awarded in Tokyo Drama Awards!(Oct.27)
"CRISIS" was awarded the Excellence Prize in this year’s Tokyo Drama Awards. Presented during the International Drama Festival in Tokyo, these awards recognize excellent and marketable Japanese dramas.
"Run! Gulliver!" will be reborn in a special Vietnamese edition!(Oct.20)
"Run! Gulliver!" was a hugely popular Japanese travel program broadcasted by Kansai TV until 2005. Starting October 23rd, a special Vietnamese version co-produced by Kansai TV and VOV will air in Vietnam. 10 fun episodes following the travels of the "King" and "Gulliver" can be seen on VTC3, VTC3HD and VOVTV.

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Drama series “CRISIS” made a sensational debut in Cannes, and a great start in Japan.
The MIPTV Asian World Premier of “CRISIS- Special Security Squad” held in Cannes was a huge success, receiving excellent reviews from buyers and journalists from around the world. The first episode broadcast in Japan (April 11th ) gained record ratings - and the excitement accelerates in the following episodes!

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