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  4. Concert review: Sokoninaru
  5. ARTIST: EPIK HIGH (에픽하이)
  6. Game review: Super Smash Bros Ultimate
  7. Band: Madman’s Esprit
  8. Review: HuoGuo Mao CAI
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  10. Group: WayV
  11. Korean Street Food
  12. Restaurant: M Noodle Bar
  13. We would like to wish you very happy Holidays!
  14. Restaurant: Ramen Brothers
  15. Interview: G.L.A.M.S
  16. Social Media: TikTok
  17. Concert review: GLAMS at Dolhuis Dordrecht
  18. Concert review: LOVEBITES at Patronaat
  19. Busan: A City Which Offers Everything From Beaches To Temples
  20. Empress Wu
  21. Game review: Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun!
  22. Review: Hallyucon
  23. Concert review: Crossfaith at Patronaat
  24. Concert Review: BTS at Amsterdam Ziggodome
  25. Interview: LOVEBITES
  26. Changgyeonggung: A Story Of Overcoming Disaster
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  31. Concert review: Kamijo in Amsterdam
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  34. Album: Ex_Machina – CROSSFAITH
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  38. Double Concertreview: NECRONOMIDOL
  39. Restaurant: Kimchi House – Den Haag with +20 years KPOP fans
  40. Review: Wish
  41. Toreba: a new way to play crane games!
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  43. Book: The White Book
  44. Restaurant Review: Daikan – Izakaya Bar
  45. Artist: Busters (버스터즈)
  46. Restaurant: Mr Chow – Schiedam x2
  47. Cheki: the addiction in Japan
  48. CASS Strictly Kpop #8
  49. Artist: Hanggai
  50. Crossfaith in Amsterdam
  51. The Nation´s MC: Yoo Jae Suk
  52. Produce 101 China
  53. Crossfaith (interview)
  54. Special: BTS ARMY (interview)
  55. Food: Ramen
  56. Artist: Jackson Wang
  57. Special: BTSXARMY
  58. SPECIAL: BTS
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  60. Shanghai Natural History Museum
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  67. 10 Korean Proverbs
  68. What you need to know about Ni no Kuni 2
  69. Restaurant: Kommune Shanghai
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  71. Restaurant: Takumi revisited
  72. Taikang Lu – Tianzifang
  73. Movie Review: Hide and Never Seek
  74. TV: Terrace House Series: Opening new doors
  75. Restaurant Review: Oriental Express
  76. Restaurant Review: Kimchi Boulevard
  77. Religion in Japan
  78. C-Pop
  79. Documentary review: Ramen Heads – ラーメンヘッズ
  80. CinemAsia Amsterdam
  81. Movie review: Last Child – 살아남은 아이
  82. Boygroup: GOT7
  83. Artist: BABYMETAL
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  91. 12 Days of Love in Korea
  92. Valentine’s day in Korea
  93. Valentine’s day in Japan
  94. Terracotta Army
  95. Beauty in Korea
  96. Review: Sapporo – Japan’s oldest beer brand
  97. Chinese New Year
  98. UPDATED Artist: HOLLAND
  99. Review: Snackfever subscription
  100. Cat Cafe
  101. Religion in China
  102. Movie Review: A Werewolf Boy
  103. Review: Asahi Dry Beer
  104. ONE OK ROCK in Amsterdam
  105. Review: Kaomoji
  106. Chopsticks
  107. Drama Review: Save Me
  108. LGBT in Japan
  109. Artist: Zhao Lei
  110. The power of BB Cream
  111. Band: ONE OK ROCK
  112. LGBT in China
  113. Drama Review: The Sound Of Your Heart
  114. Review: Kirin Ichiban
  115. Rental bikes
  116. Drama Review: Strong Woman Do Bong Soon
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  120. LGTB in South Korea
  121. Japanese street food
  122. Shanghai Disney Resort (Halloween)
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  124. Boygroup: SF9
  125. Shanghai Comic convention 2017
  126. Izanagi & Izanami
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  128. F.T.Island Live [X] Concert in Amsterdam
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  130. Movie Review: Ichi the Killer
  131. Movie Review: The Precipice Game
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  135. 10 Creepy Japanese Legends
  136. Halloween in China
  137. Halloween in Korea
  138. Social Media in China? No!
  139. G-Dragon’s World tour Act lll Motte Concert in Amsterdam
  140. Camera Japan Festival
  141. Movie Review: Noise
  142. Heungbu and Nolbu
  143. Konpeitō
  144. Yellow River Valley Civilization
  145. Chinese Street Food
  146. Restaurant Review: Takumi Dusseldorf – Rotterdam
  147. Restaurant review: Set Noodle & Hotpot – Maid cafe edition
  148. Jeulmun Pottery
  149. Boyband: NEWS
  150. Recipe: Sesame Cold noodles
  151. Wild KARD World Tour Lisbon
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  1. Shaolin Kung Fu
  2. Mito’s plum blossom festival
  3. Album Review: HIGHER BROTHERS – Five Stars
  4. Concert review: Sokoninaru
  5. ARTIST: EPIK HIGH (에픽하이)
  6. Game review: Super Smash Bros Ultimate
  7. Band: Madman’s Esprit
  8. Review: HuoGuo Mao CAI
  9. Band: Sokoninaru
  10. Group: WayV
  11. Korean Street Food
  12. Restaurant: M Noodle Bar
  13. We would like to wish you very happy Holidays!
  14. Restaurant: Ramen Brothers
  15. Interview: G.L.A.M.S
  16. Social Media: TikTok
  17. Concert review: GLAMS at Dolhuis Dordrecht
  18. Concert review: LOVEBITES at Patronaat
  19. Busan: A City Which Offers Everything From Beaches To Temples
  20. Empress Wu
  21. Game review: Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun!
  22. Review: Hallyucon
  23. Concert review: Crossfaith at Patronaat
  24. Concert Review: BTS at Amsterdam Ziggodome
  25. Interview: LOVEBITES
  26. Changgyeonggung: A Story Of Overcoming Disaster
  27. Band: TwinkleStar- 闪星乐队
  28. Review: AVO J-music Festival 2018
  29. Korean Skincare; The Way To Amazing Skin?
  30. Drama: Meteor Garden
  31. Concert review: Kamijo in Amsterdam
  32. Concert Review: Music Bank in Berlin
  33. HipHop: Higher Brothers
  34. Album: Ex_Machina – CROSSFAITH
  35. Moon festival
  36. Band: LOVEBITES
  37. Chinese Traditional clothing
  38. Double Concertreview: NECRONOMIDOL
  39. Restaurant: Kimchi House – Den Haag with +20 years KPOP fans
  40. Review: Wish
  41. Toreba: a new way to play crane games!
  42. The city of sea and sake: Niigata
  43. Book: The White Book
  44. Restaurant Review: Daikan – Izakaya Bar
  45. Artist: Busters (버스터즈)
  46. Restaurant: Mr Chow – Schiedam x2
  47. Cheki: the addiction in Japan
  48. CASS Strictly Kpop #8
  49. Artist: Hanggai
  50. Crossfaith in Amsterdam
  51. The Nation´s MC: Yoo Jae Suk
  52. Produce 101 China
  53. Crossfaith (interview)
  54. Special: BTS ARMY (interview)
  55. Food: Ramen
  56. Artist: Jackson Wang
  57. Special: BTSXARMY
  58. SPECIAL: BTS
  59. Movie: The Stand in Thief
  60. Shanghai Natural History Museum
  61. 10 years of SHINee
  62. Drama review: Erased
  63. Movie: Once Upon a Time
  64. Review: Doshirakfever Subscriptionbox
  65. Artist: Miyavi
  66. Hotel: EA Springs Nanjing
  67. 10 Korean Proverbs
  68. What you need to know about Ni no Kuni 2
  69. Restaurant: Kommune Shanghai
  70. Quality K-indie rock music: Say Sue Me
  71. Restaurant: Takumi revisited
  72. Taikang Lu – Tianzifang
  73. Movie Review: Hide and Never Seek
  74. TV: Terrace House Series: Opening new doors
  75. Restaurant Review: Oriental Express
  76. Restaurant Review: Kimchi Boulevard
  77. Religion in Japan
  78. C-Pop
  79. Documentary review: Ramen Heads – ラーメンヘッズ
  80. CinemAsia Amsterdam
  81. Movie review: Last Child – 살아남은 아이
  82. Boygroup: GOT7
  83. Artist: BABYMETAL
  84. Online shopping in China
  85. Restaurant Review: Seoul Sista
  86. Review: Doki Doki Japan Crate
  87. Jinjiang actionpark Shanghai
  88. Boygroup: Day6
  89. Drama Review: Last Friend
  90. Valentine’s day in China
  91. 12 Days of Love in Korea
  92. Valentine’s day in Korea
  93. Valentine’s day in Japan
  94. Terracotta Army
  95. Beauty in Korea
  96. Review: Sapporo – Japan’s oldest beer brand
  97. Chinese New Year
  98. UPDATED Artist: HOLLAND
  99. Review: Snackfever subscription
  100. Cat Cafe
  101. Religion in China
  102. Movie Review: A Werewolf Boy
  103. Review: Asahi Dry Beer
  104. ONE OK ROCK in Amsterdam
  105. Review: Kaomoji
  106. Chopsticks
  107. Drama Review: Save Me
  108. LGBT in Japan
  109. Artist: Zhao Lei
  110. The power of BB Cream
  111. Band: ONE OK ROCK
  112. LGBT in China
  113. Drama Review: The Sound Of Your Heart
  114. Review: Kirin Ichiban
  115. Rental bikes
  116. Drama Review: Strong Woman Do Bong Soon
  117. Movie Review: Before We Vanish
  118. Neko Neko Nii Maid Café: Halloween Pop up event
  119. The Three Sovereigns
  120. LGTB in South Korea
  121. Japanese street food
  122. Shanghai Disney Resort (Halloween)
  123. Mumun Pottery
  124. Boygroup: SF9
  125. Shanghai Comic convention 2017
  126. Izanagi & Izanami
  127. 8 Creepy Chinese Legends
  128. F.T.Island Live [X] Concert in Amsterdam
  129. Movie Review: Alice: Boy From Wonderland
  130. Movie Review: Ichi the Killer
  131. Movie Review: The Precipice Game
  132. 10 Creepy Korean Legends
  133. Movie Review: The house of the disappeared
  134. Halloween in Japan
  135. 10 Creepy Japanese Legends
  136. Halloween in China
  137. Halloween in Korea
  138. Social Media in China? No!
  139. G-Dragon’s World tour Act lll Motte Concert in Amsterdam
  140. Camera Japan Festival
  141. Movie Review: Noise
  142. Heungbu and Nolbu
  143. Konpeitō
  144. Yellow River Valley Civilization
  145. Chinese Street Food
  146. Restaurant Review: Takumi Dusseldorf – Rotterdam
  147. Restaurant review: Set Noodle & Hotpot – Maid cafe edition
  148. Jeulmun Pottery
  149. Boyband: NEWS
  150. Recipe: Sesame Cold noodles
  151. Wild KARD World Tour Lisbon
  152. Recipe: Noodles with a twist
  153. Movie Review: 10 Promises to my dog
  154. Review: Hite
  155. The Rising Sun Flag
  156. Movie Review: Ode to my father
  157. Drama review: Hwarang
  158. 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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