The big promise of streaming video services in Japan should be a paradigm shift in programming options. The barrage of variety shows, dramas, and anime that would inspire some to keep declaring that “TV is terrible in Japan” should be replaced by Netflix and other similar platforms.
Indeed, throughout 2022, viewers at home and abroad turned to streaming platforms for Japanese entertainment and agreed that variety shows, dramas and anime were the best.
Perhaps the real revolution was embracing the status quo?
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