NHK Asadora

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NHK (日本放送協会, Nippon Hōsō Kyōkai), is Japan's public broadcaster. The NHK Continuation Serialized Novel for Television (連続テレビ小説), also known as the NHK Asadora (朝ドラ), is a semi-annual renzoku drama, starting with Musume to Watashi in April 1961. Today's Asadora drama contains around 150 or so 15-minute episodes, airing Monday through Saturday at 8:00am JST. Two drama series are introduced each year, the first series starting from early April to late September, and the second series starting from early October to late March of the following year. In past years, several series have covered an entire calendar year, the last being Haruyo, Koi in 1994, which was 307 episodes long. See also List of Asadora.