Mezamashi TV (めざましテレビ, Mezamashi Terebi) is a Japanese breakfast television program broadcast every weekday on Fuji TV from 4:55 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. Mezamashi is a form of the Japanese verb mezamasu (to wake up).

Mezamashi TV
The Mezamashi TV studio set used from 2012
Opening theme"Bubble Gum" by NewJeans[1]
Country of originJapan
Original languageJapanese
Running time155 minutes
Original release
NetworkFNN (Fuji TV)
ReleaseApril 1, 1994 (1994-04-01) –

Mezamashi TV has several spin-off shows such as Mezamashi TV Aqua (めざましテレビ アクア) (replacing Meza News which ended in March 2014), which is aired before Mezamashi TV for viewers in the Kanto region starting at 4:00 am (stations in some areas will air Meza News at 5:00 am) which ended in March 2018 and Mezamashi Saturday (めざましどようび), the Saturday supplement of Mezamashi TV which airs at a later time from 6:00 to 8:30 am, and Mezamashi 8 which is a replacement to Tokudane! from March 29, 2021.[2]

History edit

In the first half of the 1990s, several news magazine shows of Fuji TV in the morning were discontinued after a short period because of low television ratings. The new show featured two presenters, Norikazu Otsuka and Akiko Yagi. Otsuka was a freelance presenter who had been a presenter at NHK. Mezamashi TV was first broadcast on April 1, 1994.

In 1997, Natsuko Kojima was appointed as an additional main newscaster.[citation needed] In 2003, Aya Takashima was appointed as a new main newscaster.[citation needed]

Segments edit

Kyo no Uranai CountDown! edit

Kyo no Uranai CountDown! (今日の占いカウントダウン!, "today's horoscope countdown") is a fortune-telling segment. This segment has continued since the beginning of Mezamashi TV.

Kyo no Wanko edit

Kyo no Wanko (きょうのわんこ, "Today's doggie") is a segment that shows interesting dogs in Japan. This segment has been continuing since 1994. This part is narrated by Kikue Nishiyama.[citation needed]

Main presenters edit

References edit

  1. ^ NewJeans『めざまし8』で初の日本TV番組テーマ曲「明るく元気に1日を始められるように」 [NewJeans' first Japanese TV program theme song "Mezamashi 8" "Start your day brightly and energetically"]. Oricon News (in Japanese). April 1, 2024. Retrieved April 2, 2024.
  2. ^ "『とくダネ!』3月末で22年の歴史に幕 小倉智昭「席を譲る時が来たようです」". ORICON NEWS. 13 January 2021. Retrieved 2021-03-23.
  3. ^ "Announcer Otsuka Norikazu diagnosed with leukemia". Tokyograph. 6 November 2011. Retrieved 10 January 2014.

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