The series, called Massan is going to start airing in Japan from September 29. I’m not sure when I’ll be on the show, but I was originally told it would be sometime in October.
The show is what’s known in Japan as an “Asa Drama,” or “Morning Drama.” Asa Dramas run in the morning on NHK in small daily segments of 15 minutes starting at 8:00am, six days a week. Massan will go from late September to sometime in March.
Massan tells the story of the man who brought whiskey making to Japan. Fun.