SINGAPORE (May 11, 2017) – GEM hits a high note this month with the premiere of two popular series at the same time as Japan. Viewers across Southeast Asia can look forward to the highly anticipated singing contest ‘I Can Sing in Japanese!’, as well as the sequel to the original hit drama ‘Your Home is My Business! Returns’.
“GEM is the jewel of North Asian entertainment and our valued partnership with Nippon TV ensures that our viewers have unprecedented access to Japan’s top titles without having to wait,” said Virginia Lim, SVP and Head of Content, Production and Marketing, Sony Pictures Televisions Networks, Asia.
Hosted by multi-talented celebrity/artiste Nakai Masahiro and TV announcer Yukari Nishio, ‘I Can Sing in Japanese!’ spotlights aspiring non-native Japanese singers with a passion for singing Japanese songs. This season, contestants will be assessed by a panel of celebrity judges comprising R&B and pop singer May J; singer-songwriter Tatsuya Ishii; as well as famed musician Tetsuya Komuro, who is widely hailed as one of the most influential figures in the Japanese music industry. ‘I Can Sing in Japanese! Spring 2017’ premieres on GEM at the same time as Japan on May 13 at 6pm (5pm JKT/BKK).
As an added bonus to this season’s premiere of ‘I Can Sing in Japanese!’, GEM will also broadcast a TV special just one hour prior at 5pm (4pm JKT/BKK), which features the shortlisted finalists selected from GEM’s inaugural Southeast Asia auditions held in Singapore. Filipina singing sensation, Krissha Viaje, won the hearts of the judges on the day, and was chosen as a finalist to represent Southeast Asia in Tokyo. Don’t miss the action!
Switching gears to drama, Nippon TV’s original hit series ‘Your Home is My Business!,’ which stars Ms. Keiko Kitagawa, returns for a special episode on Friday, May 26 at 8pm (7pm JKT/BKK) on GEM at the same time as Japan.
Enjoying international acclaim, the series follows the adventures of genius real estate agent Machi Sangenya, who, more often than not, gets tangled up in the personal problems of her clients. The series is set two years after Machi left Teiko Real Estate, when she returns to work for two weeks as a temporary employee with the task of saving the struggling company. Machi closes one deal after another with uniquely colorful clients that include a Chinese man with a passion for hoarding Japanese properties, an elementary school child star who buys a home for his father, and a poverty-stricken single mother.
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