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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.