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WakuWaku Japan Launches In Mongolia

Japanese entertainment channel WakuWaku Japan continues to expand its footprint, going live in Mongolia with two pay-TV operators, Univision and DDish.

The linear channel, which made its debut in Indonesia three years ago, is now present in just under seven million homes across six territories: Indonesia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Singapore, Sri Lanka and Taiwan.

Its content is also available via branded blocks in Thailand (free-to-air, with Channel 3) and in Vietnam (with cable major VTVcab).

The business is co-owned by Japan’s incumbent DTH operator Sky Perfect (60%) and government-backed investment fund Cool Japan (40%). 

Press release from WakuWaku Japan below:


Expanding Carriage Of Wakuwaku Japan Into Mongolia On Leading Platforms: Univision And Ddish

WAKUWAKU Japan, the Japanese general entertainment TV channel, which offers the best of Japanese TV to local audiences globally will be launching on 1st February 2017 on Univision and DDish, the leading IPTV + DTH platforms in Mongolia. This is on top of recent launches in Taiwan, Sri Lanka and Vietnam. Currently WAKUWAKU JAPAN is available in 23 platforms in 8 countries and region.

WAKUWAKU JAPAN showcases a delightful blend of programs across multiple genres, including first-run Japanese dramas, movies, anime/superhero series, culture, entertainment, kids’ programs, music, sports, documentaries, food and travel to appeal to a wide contemporary audience. Through its many exciting programs, WAKUWAKU JAPAN aims to connect with fans of Japanese culture globally by delivering the very best of Japanese content. 

Mr. Masafumi Kawanishi President & CEO of WAKUWAKU JAPAN expresses, “We are delighted to announce the launch of our channel on Univision and DDish TV, the leading pay-TV platforms in Mongolia. We would like to passionately present and serve Univision and DDish TV subscribers with wonderful Japanese content. WAKUWAKU JAPAN is grateful for the growing support of Univision TV and our many valued partners throughout Asia in helping share our creative and compelling Japanese content heritage with the world.”

“We are excited to launch the WAKUWAKU JAPAN channel in Mongolia. From the late 90’s Mongolians have become interested in Japanese culture through the Sumo wrestling while more recently many Mongolian students have started studying in Japan. Now we are delighted that we get to know more about Japan through this diverse and rich channel”, said Mr. Ganbold Ravjin, CEO of Univision LLC.

As global interest in Japanese culture continues to grow on the road to Tokyo 2020 Games, WAKUWAKU JAPAN looks forward to launching in more countries in the coming years.

  • WAKUWAKU JAPAN February’s Highlights in Mongolia

[TV drama] Winter, Grasping Love

Starts on Feb. 4, Every Saturday 9 p.m.

A drama written about "Grasping" love by a famous drama and variety scriptwriter, Osamu Suzuki. Popular Japanese actress Kana Kurashina and actor Shohei Miura will be starring in this complicated but heart throbbing drama.

[TV drama] Specialist (2016)

Starts on Feb. 27, Every Monday 7.30 p.m.

Yoshito Takuma, a detective who was imprisoned 10 years on false charges moves from Kyoto to Tokyo—a sensational detective drama series starring Tsuyoshi Kusanagi. A specialist detective who fully understands the criminal mind tries to solve difficult cases at the Metropolitan Police Department!

[Movie] Sweetheart Chocolate

On Feb. 12, 10p.m.

Lin Yue, who came from Shanghai to learn painting in Japan, fell in love with Mamoru, a rescue team member whom she met in Yubari. After Mamoru’s death, Lin Yue opened a chocolate shop in Shanghai following Mamoru’s wish. Soichiro, who was Mamoru’s friend and secretly admires Lin Yue joined her in Shanghai and continues to keep a close eye on her… Starring Lynn Chi-ling, Hiroyuki Ikeuchi

[Entertainment] Before and After

Starts on Feb. 4, Every Saturday 1 p.m.

Japanese family life is about to get remodeled! In this show, professionals from a variety of fields collaborate to remodel a house based on the three basic necessities—clothing, food and housing—and solve each family's problems. Not only do they improve the aesthetics of the house, but they also work to repair familial bonds through their remodeling.