1. Korean Street Food
  2. Restaurant: M Noodle Bar
  3. We would like to wish you very happy Holidays!
  4. Restaurant: Ramen Brothers
  5. Interview: G.L.A.M.S
  6. Social Media: TikTok
  7. Concert review: GLAMS at Dolhuis Dordrecht
  8. Concert review: LOVEBITES at Patronaat
  9. Busan: A City Which Offers Everything From Beaches To Temples
  10. Empress Wu
  11. Game review: Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun!
  12. Review: Hallyucon
  13. Concert review: Crossfaith at Patronaat
  14. Concert Review: BTS at Amsterdam Ziggodome
  15. Interview: LOVEBITES
  16. Changgyeonggung: A Story Of Overcoming Disaster
  17. Band: TwinkleStar- 闪星乐队
  18. Review: AVO J-music Festival 2018
  19. Korean Skincare; The Way To Amazing Skin?
  20. Drama: Meteor Garden
  21. Concert review: Kamijo in Amsterdam
  22. Concert Review: Music Bank in Berlin
  23. HipHop: Higher Brothers
  24. Album: Ex_Machina – CROSSFAITH
  25. Moon festival
  26. Band: LOVEBITES
  27. Chinese Traditional clothing
  28. Double Concertreview: NECRONOMIDOL
  29. Restaurant: Kimchi House – Den Haag with +20 years KPOP fans
  30. Review: Wish
  31. Toreba: a new way to play crane games!
  32. The city of sea and sake: Niigata
  33. Book: The White Book
  34. Restaurant Review: Daikan – Izakaya Bar
  35. Artist: Busters (버스터즈)
  36. Restaurant: Mr Chow – Schiedam x2
  37. Cheki: the addiction in Japan
  38. CASS Strictly Kpop #8
  39. Artist: Hanggai
  40. Crossfaith in Amsterdam
  41. The Nation´s MC: Yoo Jae Suk
  42. Produce 101 China
  43. Crossfaith (interview)
  44. Special: BTS ARMY (interview)
  45. Food: Ramen
  46. Artist: Jackson Wang
  47. Special: BTSXARMY
  48. SPECIAL: BTS
  49. Movie: The Stand in Thief
  50. Shanghai Natural History Museum
  51. 10 years of SHINee
  52. Drama review: Erased
  53. Movie: Once Upon a Time
  54. Review: Doshirakfever Subscriptionbox
  55. Artist: Miyavi
  56. Hotel: EA Springs Nanjing
  57. 10 Korean Proverbs
  58. What you need to know about Ni no Kuni 2
  59. Restaurant: Kommune Shanghai
  60. Quality K-indie rock music: Say Sue Me
  61. Restaurant: Takumi revisited
  62. Taikang Lu – Tianzifang
  63. Movie Review: Hide and Never Seek
  64. TV: Terrace House Series: Opening new doors
  65. Restaurant Review: Oriental Express
  66. Restaurant Review: Kimchi Boulevard
  67. Religion in Japan
  68. C-Pop
  69. Documentary review: Ramen Heads – ラーメンヘッズ
  70. CinemAsia Amsterdam
  71. Movie review: Last Child – 살아남은 아이
  72. Boygroup: GOT7
  73. Artist: BABYMETAL
  74. Online shopping in China
  75. Restaurant Review: Seoul Sista
  76. Review: Doki Doki Japan Crate
  77. Jinjiang actionpark Shanghai
  78. Boygroup: Day6
  79. Drama Review: Last Friend
  80. Valentine’s day in China
  81. 12 Days of Love in Korea
  82. Valentine’s day in Korea
  83. Valentine’s day in Japan
  84. Terracotta Army
  85. Beauty in Korea
  86. Review: Sapporo – Japan’s oldest beer brand
  87. Chinese New Year
  88. UPDATED Artist: HOLLAND
  89. Review: Snackfever subscription
  90. Cat Cafe
  91. Religion in China
  92. Movie Review: A Werewolf Boy
  93. Review: Asahi Dry Beer
  94. ONE OK ROCK in Amsterdam
  95. Review: Kaomoji
  96. Chopsticks
  97. Drama Review: Save Me
  98. LGBT in Japan
  99. Artist: Zhao Lei
  100. The power of BB Cream
  101. Band: ONE OK ROCK
  102. LGBT in China
  103. Drama Review: The Sound Of Your Heart
  104. Review: Kirin Ichiban
  105. Rental bikes
  106. Drama Review: Strong Woman Do Bong Soon
  107. Movie Review: Before We Vanish
  108. Neko Neko Nii Maid Café: Halloween Pop up event
  109. The Three Sovereigns
  110. LGTB in South Korea
  111. Japanese street food
  112. Shanghai Disney Resort (Halloween)
  113. Mumun Pottery
  114. Boygroup: SF9
  115. Shanghai Comic convention 2017
  116. Izanagi & Izanami
  117. 8 Creepy Chinese Legends
  118. F.T.Island Live [X] Concert in Amsterdam
  119. Movie Review: Alice: Boy From Wonderland
  120. Movie Review: Ichi the Killer
  121. Movie Review: The Precipice Game
  122. 10 Creepy Korean Legends
  123. Movie Review: The house of the disappeared
  124. Halloween in Japan
  125. 10 Creepy Japanese Legends
  126. Halloween in China
  127. Halloween in Korea
  128. Social Media in China? No!
  129. G-Dragon’s World tour Act lll Motte Concert in Amsterdam
  130. Camera Japan Festival
  131. Movie Review: Noise
  132. Heungbu and Nolbu
  133. Konpeitō
  134. Yellow River Valley Civilization
  135. Chinese Street Food
  136. Restaurant Review: Takumi Dusseldorf – Rotterdam
  137. Restaurant review: Set Noodle & Hotpot – Maid cafe edition
  138. Jeulmun Pottery
  139. Boyband: NEWS
  140. Recipe: Sesame Cold noodles
  141. Wild KARD World Tour Lisbon
  142. Recipe: Noodles with a twist
  143. Movie Review: 10 Promises to my dog
  144. Review: Hite
  145. The Rising Sun Flag
  146. Movie Review: Ode to my father
  147. Drama review: Hwarang
  148. Why Koreans “hate” Japanese..
Thursday, January 17, 2019
  1. Korean Street Food
  2. Restaurant: M Noodle Bar
  3. We would like to wish you very happy Holidays!
  4. Restaurant: Ramen Brothers
  5. Interview: G.L.A.M.S
  6. Social Media: TikTok
  7. Concert review: GLAMS at Dolhuis Dordrecht
  8. Concert review: LOVEBITES at Patronaat
  9. Busan: A City Which Offers Everything From Beaches To Temples
  10. Empress Wu
  11. Game review: Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun!
  12. Review: Hallyucon
  13. Concert review: Crossfaith at Patronaat
  14. Concert Review: BTS at Amsterdam Ziggodome
  15. Interview: LOVEBITES
  16. Changgyeonggung: A Story Of Overcoming Disaster
  17. Band: TwinkleStar- 闪星乐队
  18. Review: AVO J-music Festival 2018
  19. Korean Skincare; The Way To Amazing Skin?
  20. Drama: Meteor Garden
  21. Concert review: Kamijo in Amsterdam
  22. Concert Review: Music Bank in Berlin
  23. HipHop: Higher Brothers
  24. Album: Ex_Machina – CROSSFAITH
  25. Moon festival
  26. Band: LOVEBITES
  27. Chinese Traditional clothing
  28. Double Concertreview: NECRONOMIDOL
  29. Restaurant: Kimchi House – Den Haag with +20 years KPOP fans
  30. Review: Wish
  31. Toreba: a new way to play crane games!
  32. The city of sea and sake: Niigata
  33. Book: The White Book
  34. Restaurant Review: Daikan – Izakaya Bar
  35. Artist: Busters (버스터즈)
  36. Restaurant: Mr Chow – Schiedam x2
  37. Cheki: the addiction in Japan
  38. CASS Strictly Kpop #8
  39. Artist: Hanggai
  40. Crossfaith in Amsterdam
  41. The Nation´s MC: Yoo Jae Suk
  42. Produce 101 China
  43. Crossfaith (interview)
  44. Special: BTS ARMY (interview)
  45. Food: Ramen
  46. Artist: Jackson Wang
  47. Special: BTSXARMY
  48. SPECIAL: BTS
  49. Movie: The Stand in Thief
  50. Shanghai Natural History Museum
  51. 10 years of SHINee
  52. Drama review: Erased
  53. Movie: Once Upon a Time
  54. Review: Doshirakfever Subscriptionbox
  55. Artist: Miyavi
  56. Hotel: EA Springs Nanjing
  57. 10 Korean Proverbs
  58. What you need to know about Ni no Kuni 2
  59. Restaurant: Kommune Shanghai
  60. Quality K-indie rock music: Say Sue Me
  61. Restaurant: Takumi revisited
  62. Taikang Lu – Tianzifang
  63. Movie Review: Hide and Never Seek
  64. TV: Terrace House Series: Opening new doors
  65. Restaurant Review: Oriental Express
  66. Restaurant Review: Kimchi Boulevard
  67. Religion in Japan
  68. C-Pop
  69. Documentary review: Ramen Heads – ラーメンヘッズ
  70. CinemAsia Amsterdam
  71. Movie review: Last Child – 살아남은 아이
  72. Boygroup: GOT7
  73. Artist: BABYMETAL
  74. Online shopping in China
  75. Restaurant Review: Seoul Sista
  76. Review: Doki Doki Japan Crate
  77. Jinjiang actionpark Shanghai
  78. Boygroup: Day6
  79. Drama Review: Last Friend
  80. Valentine’s day in China
  81. 12 Days of Love in Korea
  82. Valentine’s day in Korea
  83. Valentine’s day in Japan
  84. Terracotta Army
  85. Beauty in Korea
  86. Review: Sapporo – Japan’s oldest beer brand
  87. Chinese New Year
  88. UPDATED Artist: HOLLAND
  89. Review: Snackfever subscription
  90. Cat Cafe
  91. Religion in China
  92. Movie Review: A Werewolf Boy
  93. Review: Asahi Dry Beer
  94. ONE OK ROCK in Amsterdam
  95. Review: Kaomoji
  96. Chopsticks
  97. Drama Review: Save Me
  98. LGBT in Japan
  99. Artist: Zhao Lei
  100. The power of BB Cream
  101. Band: ONE OK ROCK
  102. LGBT in China
  103. Drama Review: The Sound Of Your Heart
  104. Review: Kirin Ichiban
  105. Rental bikes
  106. Drama Review: Strong Woman Do Bong Soon
  107. Movie Review: Before We Vanish
  108. Neko Neko Nii Maid Café: Halloween Pop up event
  109. The Three Sovereigns
  110. LGTB in South Korea
  111. Japanese street food
  112. Shanghai Disney Resort (Halloween)
  113. Mumun Pottery
  114. Boygroup: SF9
  115. Shanghai Comic convention 2017
  116. Izanagi & Izanami
  117. 8 Creepy Chinese Legends
  118. F.T.Island Live [X] Concert in Amsterdam
  119. Movie Review: Alice: Boy From Wonderland
  120. Movie Review: Ichi the Killer
  121. Movie Review: The Precipice Game
  122. 10 Creepy Korean Legends
  123. Movie Review: The house of the disappeared
  124. Halloween in Japan
  125. 10 Creepy Japanese Legends
  126. Halloween in China
  127. Halloween in Korea
  128. Social Media in China? No!
  129. G-Dragon’s World tour Act lll Motte Concert in Amsterdam
  130. Camera Japan Festival
  131. Movie Review: Noise
  132. Heungbu and Nolbu
  133. Konpeitō
  134. Yellow River Valley Civilization
  135. Chinese Street Food
  136. Restaurant Review: Takumi Dusseldorf – Rotterdam
  137. Restaurant review: Set Noodle & Hotpot – Maid cafe edition
  138. Jeulmun Pottery
  139. Boyband: NEWS
  140. Recipe: Sesame Cold noodles
  141. Wild KARD World Tour Lisbon
  142. Recipe: Noodles with a twist
  143. Movie Review: 10 Promises to my dog
  144. Review: Hite
  145. The Rising Sun Flag
  146. Movie Review: Ode to my father
  147. Drama review: Hwarang
  148. Why Koreans “hate” Japanese..
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If you are a fan of Terrace House now is the perfect time to indulge yourself in the latest season of Opening New Doors. If not, let us introduce you to this wonderful Japanese show!

What is Terrace House?

Terrace House is a Japanese reality show starring young adolescents who move into a grande house together and become roommates. Most of them are in the midst of studying or working or will try to find success overseas (in later seasons). The camera follows their daily lives and the interaction in the house and is bound to catch anything interesting like a romantic date or a heated debate. One episode usually covers one week of activities and is covered with commentary from the studio cast in a comfortable living room set. You’ll definitely feel some warmth for each and every member at Terrace House!

New season: Opening New Doors

This season is set in Karuizawa, Japan. In the cold season it’s a perfect spot for outdoor activities: winter sports and hot springs! Six new members are joining the new household and we as a viewer get a glimpse of their personalities in the first episode.

Main cast

Name Terrace House Title
 

 

 

 

 

 

新井雄大

Yuudai Arai

aspiring chef
 

 

 

 

 

 

小室安未
Ami Komuro
university student
 

 

 

 

 

 

岡本至恩
Shion Okamoto
model
 

 

 

 

 

 

佐藤つば冴
Tsubasa Sato
ice hockey player
 

 

 

 

 

 

治田みずき

Mizuki Haruta

freelance writer / interpreter
 

 

 

 

 

 

中村貴之
Takayuki Nakamura
professional snowboarder

The story is slow paced with everyone still trying to find their place in the house and getting to know each other. That is the charm of this show: whereas other shows would hate to be labeled as ‘slow-paced’ it is exactly what makes Terrace House a great success. A laid-back, relaxing yet very entertaining show to watch. The studio cast playfully reveal their commentary with You and Tokui insinuating romantic jokes, as usual, about some of the members.

 

!!! WARNING SPOILERS AHEAD BELOW !!!

 

Compared to other seasons, this season will surprise you as it unfolds with one member in particular grasping your attention for getting into awkward situations time after time again. I’m talking about our youngest Yuudai who has trouble reading the other members thoughts and moods. The lively puppy (as he proclaimed himself) doesn’t withhold himself while talking and more often than not, creating painful and awkward situations in the house. He’s definitely interested in the beautiful Ami as they are closest in age and she’s the easiest to talk to. They agree to go on a date together, but when this turns out to be a disaster the other members are greatly concerned over their youngest member. Having been scolded numerous times and told upon, how will this all turn out for the new Terrace House family?

At the same time we see a love interest growing between Tsubasa and Shion. Their mutual interest for sport activities make them a great match. Even though Tsubasa feels some distance to the group because of her busy work schedule and shy nature, Shion comforts her every time and makes great effort to involve her in and out of the house. Shion is showing his charms as a gentleman, but is Tsubasa really interested in him as more than a friend?

The oldest in the house, Taka, is working hard on his career as a professional snowboarder and the snowboard apparel sale in order to make his family proud. We see him having deep conversations with Yuudai, sharing the hardship of being successful and independent. Despite his efforts to bluntly tell Yuudai how to behave, nothing has changed and he continues to be worried for him. Taka has revealed to have an interest in Ami too, but so far he has been cautious with his moves.

Mizuki is busy with her blog writing. She occasionally writes articles on Korean cosmetics to be introduced in Japan. Towards the end of this season we see her ex-boyfriend reaching out to her and flying to Japan to see her. There is something going on between the two of them…

 

Predictions for part 2

For the second part of this season I definitely hope to see a change of heart for Yuudai. When talking to his friends in the last episode, it seems reality has kicked in. He will most probably leave the show, but I hope his dreams and motivation of becoming a chef will not disappear with him.

If Yuudai were to really leave the show at some point, Taka should take his chance with Ami. Their compatibility is much better and surely she is looking for someone more mature. They have an age difference but I’m positive they are able to overcome this. Taka has given her great advice before and Ami can really use some good guidance at this point in her life.

With a lot of others, I’m rooting for a Tsubasa-Shion couple! Somehow, I think it will not go as expected and Tsubasa will hold him off for some reason. She seems doubtful in some situations even when Shion is as perfect as can be for her. Perhaps her goal for coming on this show is just to find great friendships instead of love.

Lastly, the show wouldn’t be complete without a guest appearance. Most likely it will be someone to stir up the mood in the house like Seina when she visited Hawaï or it could be one of the previous cast members from the Aloha State! Season.

What are your thoughts and/or predictions for this season? Share them with us!

Source and photos: Fuji Telivision Japan.
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