Mezamashi TV

Mezamashi TV (めざましテレビ, Mezamashi Terebi) is a Japanese news magazine show 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
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The Mezamashi TV studio set used from 2012
Country of originJapan
Running time155 minutes
Original networkFuji TV
Picture format480i (SDTV),
1080i (HDTV)
Original releaseApril 1, 1994 (1994-04-01) –
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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 between 6:00 and 8:30 am.

Broadcast timesEdit

  • Fuji TV, TV Miyazaki and other 23 TV stations in the Fuji TV network except TV Oita: from 4:55 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.
  • Fuji TV, TV Miyazaki and other 23 TV stations in the Fuji TV network except TV Oita (after broadcasts of soccer matches): from 4:55 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.
  • Kansai TV (on January 17 every year): from 4:55 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.
  • Ishikawa TV and TV Nagasaki: from 4:55 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.


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]

Main partsEdit

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 WankoEdit

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 presentersEdit


  1. ^ "Announcer Otsuka Norikazu diagnosed with leukemia". Tokyograph. 6 November 2011. Retrieved 10 January 2014.

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