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‘Old Enough’: Japanese TV show about toddlers navigating the real world alone debuts on Netflix

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  • An entertainment documentary show called “Old Enough” sends toddlers to complete tasks and errands alone.
  • The popular show has been running since 1990 and only releases two three-hour episodes annually, as a result of the amount of production preparation required.
  • In Japan, the show draws in a fifth of all viewers upon TV broadcast.
  • The children on the show are generally between 2 and 4 years old.
  • “Old Enough” was released on Netflix on April 1 and is now available to stream globally.

A Japanese TV show called “Old Enough” follows real toddlers venturing into the world to run errands on their own for the first time.

The show has been running for over 30 years, since 1990, on Japanese broadcaster Nippon TV and only releases two three-hour long episodes each year, as a result of the strenuous production preparation required. The episodes draw in a fifth of all viewers in Japan.

‘Drive My Car’ becomes first Japanese film to land Oscar Best Picture nomination

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  • Japanese drama "Drive My Car" was nominated for Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best International Feature and Best Picture for the upcoming 94th Academy Awards.
  • The film made history by becoming the first Japanese film to receive an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture.
  • “Drive My Car,” which was adapted from a short story of the same name by Japanese author Haruki Murakami, is about a grieving widower who finds comfort in a female chauffeur after his wife’s passing.

“Drive My Car,” a drama by filmmaker Ryûsuke Hamaguchi, has made history by becoming the first Japanese film to receive an Academy Awards nomination for Best Picture. 

Based on author Haruki Murakami’s short story of the same name, the film also received nominations for Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best International Feature for the upcoming 94th Academy Awards.

Ezra Miller Cast in Lead Role of Film Based on Award-Winning Japanese Novel

Ezra Miller will be playing the lead role in an independent thriller based on an acclaimed Japanese novel this summer.

Produced by Echo Lake Entertainment, “The Mourner” follows a homicide detective who finds new spiritual meaning after crossing paths with a mystical young man, whose calling in life is to mourn the dead who have no one else to mourn them.