Kansai TV and KC Global Media Asia Co-produce Travelogue “Budget Trip in Japan Season 2”

Media Release


Kansai TV and KC Global Media Asia (Head office Singapore) have co-produced the new season of travelogue “Budget Trip in Japan.” The program will be broadcast in Southeast Asian regions including Singapore and Thailand from November 30th on GEM TV ASIA, a pay TV channel operated by KCGMA.

In “Budget Trip in Japan,” two celebrities visit different regions of Japan in each episode, and introduce a travel plan that can be enjoyed with a reasonable budget of JPY50,000 (USD450) for a pair. Japanese food influencer Fallindebu Hassy is the main host, as he travels with a different partner in each episode. The pair introduces local specialties, fun activities and quality accommodations with good value for money. Season 2 features the colorful regions of Kanagawa, Osaka, Tottori, Miyazaki and Kagoshima.

“Budget Trip in Japan” is produced with funding from the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications in Japan. The 1st season was broadcast earlier this year on GEM TV ASIA, and in the 2nd season 5 episodes will be broadcast on Tuesday evenings.

Etsushi OGAWA, Executive Director, Content Business Division at Kansai TV
“We’re delighted that we can continue our partnership with KC Global Media Asia for the second season of “Budget Trip in Japan.” As we’re still affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, appetite for travel is getting bigger than ever. We hope that this program will introduce viewers of Southeast Asia to Japan’s many hidden regional gems, and that they may enjoy the program as though they’re actually travelling in Japan.”

George CHIEN, Co-founder, president and CEO at KC Global Media Asia
“Budget Trip in Japan S2” promises to take viewers on an authentic journey to discover the hidden gems of Japan, including insightful tips and tricks from the Japanese celebrities to travel like a local. We are excited to continue investing in original content and enhance GEM’s unparalleled curation of the best Japanese content, featuring fresh and exclusive programs. We would also like to thank the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications in Japan for the generous support.”

Food influencer Fallindebu Hassy and Kansai TV announcer Wakako Hashimoto in Osaka

Fallindebu Hassy and Miyazaki TV announcer Enis Go Okafor In Miyazaki