Philippines, 20 October 2017 – Buckle up for a roller coaster of emotions this November! Learn from the struggles of a newlywed housewife in the Japanese drama Caution, Hazardous Wife. See how salarymen cope with office politics in the Japanese workplace drama Heisei Busaiku Salaryman. Join genius detective Hajime Kindaichi as he tries to solve new cases in the murder mystery series The Files of Young Kindaichi NEO. Go head over heels with the fate of star-crossed lovers in the Chinese romantic drama Memory Lost. After all the drama, relax and root for your favorite K-pop idols as they take acting lessons with hilarious consequences in the Korean variety show Acting Fighter.
Caution, Hazardous Wife Newlywed Isayama Nami (Ayase Haruka) begins her mundane life as an ordinary housewife when she and her husband move to a quiet, exclusive neighborhood. Nami decides to take cooking classes where she meets other housewives, receiving tips from them while becoming friends. But underneath their happy faces, they all seem to have issues troubling them. She suspects one of her new friends is a victim of domestic violence and decides to save her. Can Nami help all her new friends? Caution, Hazardous Wife premieres 20 November, every Monday and Tuesday at 9pm, first and exclusively on GEM.
Heisei Busaiku Salaryman At the West Tokyo branch office of Pakupaku Confectionery, a baking company, capable salarymen clinch successive business deals. However, nothing seems to go right for four staff members. They perform their best in their work but they fail, get scolded and must restart their work all over again. The quartet struggles with challenges as they are dangerously close to being laid off. How will the four struggling salarymen prevail? Heisei Busaiku Salaryman premieres 22 November, every Wednesday and Thursday at 9pm, first and exclusively on GEM.
The Files of Young Kindaichi NEO Hajime Kindaichi’s (Ryosuke Yamada) childhood best friend, Miyuki Nanase (Haruna Kawaguchi), is scouted as the lead actress by an award-winning director for the latest production of the school film club. However, there are rumors that everyone connected to the previous production is doomed to die. Indeed, the film club members are found murdered one after another. Can Kindaichi protect Miyuki before she becomes the next victim? The Files of Young Kindaichi NEO premieres 5 November, every Sunday at 10:30pm, with 2 episodes back-to-back, first and exclusively on GEM.
Memory Lost Highly intelligent police officer Jingxi (Yang Rong) had previously met Han Chen (Bai Yu) through a misunderstanding. They meet again through another police case, and this time, Jingxi is impressed by the brilliant Han Chen and his use of traditional investigation methods. The pair tries to resolve the misunderstandings between them and work together to solve many difficult cases as Jingxi develops feelings for Han Chen. However, because of an accident years ago, Han Chen has lost his memory and only remembers that he has a fiancée. He searches tirelessly for her, despite his amnesia and everyone else insisting that this woman does not exist, to find the answers to his past. Will Han Chen find the answers that he seeks? Memory Lost premieres 16 November, from Monday to Friday at 8pm, first and exclusively on GEM.
Acting Fighter It’s time for the master class of acting! From crying to dramatic scenes, join our hilarious group of young K-pop idols as they take on various challenges every week to improve on their acting skills and win the acknowledgement of their peers! Will they succeed in becoming superstars? Acting Fighter premieres 4 November, every Saturday at 10:40pm, first and exclusively on GEM.
GEM is available on SKYCable Channel 116 in Metro Manila and on Channel 222 in Cebu, Davao, Bacolod, Iloilo, and Baguio. About GEM GEM is the glittering jewel of Asian general entertainment. A joint venture between Sony Pictures Television (SPT) Networks and Nippon Television Network Corporation, GEM enjoys access to more than 500 hours of Japanese content per year exclusively from Nippon TV.
The channel features first-run and exclusive dramas, comedies and variety entertainment shows from Japan as well as other Asian territories including China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. This includes selected prime time dramas on the same day and within the same week of their broadcast in Japan. GEM also made history for being the first channel to broadcast Nippon TV’s music festival ‘THE MUSIC DAY’ LIVE, and for simulcasting the Japanese drama series ‘Guard Center 24’ at the same time as Japan. In addition, GEM takes its shows beyond the screen and into the lives of viewers, and most recently brought Japanese star Hayami Mocomichi on promotional tours to meet with his fans in Hong Kong and Singapore.
GEM Vietnam, which is also part of the Asian channels portfolio, is wholly-owned and operated by SPT Networks.
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About Sony Pictures Television Networks, Asia Sony Pictures Television Networks, Asia was established in 1997 with Singapore as the Asian headquarters of Sony Pictures Television’s networks business. It operates five ad-supported 24/7 channels which are wholly-owned by Sony Pictures Entertainment.
AXN is Asia’s home of thrilling entertainment; Sony Channel is the premier destination for female-skewing Hollywood entertainment; Animax offers anime for all; ONE is powered by prime and current South Korean entertainment content; and GEM serves up star-studded and popular general entertainment programming from Japan, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and South Korea. The company also operates joint-venture Indonesian telenovela channel FMN and children’s content channel BabyTV.
About Nippon Television Network Corporation (Nippon TV) Nippon TV is recognized as Japan’s viewer ratings champion having topped all timeslot categories for three consecutive years and garnering the largest profits in the country’s broadcasting industry. One of the biggest successes for the nation’s finest producer of all genres of programming is “Dragons’ Den,” a globally successful business show format that has sold into more than 30 territories including the UK, Canada, Australia, Russia, Germany, India, Italy and Nigeria. The Emmy award winning version, “Shark Tank”, airs in the US. Following closely is the success of “Mother,” a scripted format that has become a big hit in Turkey and has sold into many territories around the world. With well-established companies that deal in a broad range of businesses from animation, movies, events, to fitness clubs, Nippon TV is leveraging its coveted platform to revolutionize digital media in an ever-changing industry. Launching a channel in Southeast Asia named GEM through a joint venture with Sony Pictures Television Networks, and leading the digital content market through Hulu Japan- a subsidiary that boasts the largest SVOD subscriber base in the country, Nippon TV is steadily solidifying its presence and brand as a global media powerhouse.