Okay, so searching Yahoo Answers for how to watch Japanese TV for free online, some sites mentioned are http://www.gyao.jp, http://www.crunchyroll.com, and http://www.veoh.com. Anyone want to give more background/explanation? For example the gyao.jp site is all in Japanese…for non-Japanese speakers/readers, where do you find the online TV shows? There were some videos with play icons, I clicked one, and an online form came up…with all the form fields in Japanese. Are there a few easy fields to fill out to watch Japanese shows online for free? For veoh, you have to download additional software…is it worth it, does it work well?
What are some good Japanese dramas/sitcoms to watch to learn Japanese? I would prefer not to watch just anime, variety shows, and music videos, which seem to come up a lot on searches for these sites. Please leave reviews/tips in the comments.
Here’s a list of some Japanese news and music programs online. For example, it’s easy to start watching Japanese news online at the Fuji News Network site at http://www.fnn-news.com/en/index.html or the Yomiuri site at http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/stream/.
A for-pay alternative might be something like getting the TV Japan channel via cable or satellite TV such as on Comcast in the US…