02 Japanese Culture

Kohaku Utagassen 紅白歌合戦

Kohaku Uta Gassen is a special music program broadcast by NHK (Nippon Hoso Kyokai : Japan Broadcasting Corporation) on New Year’s Eve every year. It is popularly/commonly known as “Kohaku“. The female artists are divided into the “red group” and the male artists into the “white group,” and they perform in a rivalry format.  Since many of Japan’s most popular singers appear on the program, it records high viewer ratings every year despite its late-night schedule, and for many Japanese, it has become a symbol of/for the end of the year.


*語句 大晦日 New Year’s Eve  視聴率 viewer ratings

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