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Monday, April 11, 2016

NHK WORLD To Air "Tidy Up With KonMari!" Two-Part TV Special Featuring Marie Kondo, Best-Selling Author And Decluttering Consultant

NHK WORLD To Air "Tidy Up With KonMari!" Two-Part TV Special Featuring Marie Kondo, Best-Selling Author And Decluttering Consultant

May 6 & 7 Documentaries Spotlight Two Brooklyn Homes

NEW YORK, April 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Marie Kondo, best-selling author and creator of the KonMari decluttering method, will be the subject of "Tidy Up with KonMari!," a two-part television documentary special from NHK WORLD TV, Japan's sole public broadcaster and all English language channel of NHK. The 28-minute programs chronicle the KonMari process used by Ms. Kondo as she helps two Brooklyn homeowners declutter their abodes and are scheduled to air as follows:

Part 1 Friday, May 6 at 7:10PM (EDT)

Saturday, May 7 at 1:10AM/6:10AM/1:10PM

Part 2 Saturday, May 7 at 7:10PM (EDT)

Sunday, May 8 at 1:10AM/6:10AM/1:10PM
"Tidy Up with KonMari!" can be viewed on the NHK WORLD website or NHK WORLD TV App (available on Android and iOS). A complete list of NHK WORLD partner stations airing the "Tidy Up with KonMari!" specials in Washington, D.C., New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle and Charlotte can be found HERE.

"Americans generally have larger living spaces than the Japanese which causes them to utilize their excess space as storage for things they may not necessarily need or want," said Marie Kondo. "The positive effects of an organized and tidy environment transcend all areas of our lives, from relationships and work performance to our general state of mind."

Yoko Mizutani, a producer from NED, NHK Educational Corporation, the NHK division producing the specials, was responsible for overseeing the production.

"Through our program, viewers will see Ms. Kondo in action as she smartens up rooms with her KonMari method and shares new ways of thinking about possessions, our surroundings and their inter-relationship," said Ms. Mizutani. "With specific tools and approaches, Ms. Kondo helps us understand what kind of things people hoard as collections and how people can effectively downsize their possessions and improve their lives. In our program, you will see exactly how people change their lives through the process of decluttering."

"We are pleased to announce our special program featuring Marie Kondo, now the most well-known decluttering consultant in Japan and the U.S.," said Ken Kumata, Senior Manager, Digital and Program Management Division, NHK WORLD Department, who is responsible for the Kondo programs. "Tidying up is a thorny problem common to us all. Through this new program, we hope to increase awareness and viewers of NHK WORLD TV in the US."

About Marie Kondo


NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) is Japan's sole public broadcaster, operating the nation's largest domestic and international television network. In Japan, NHK broadcasts four TV channels and three radio stations. NHK also transmits two international television channels, NHK WORLD TV (English, HD, 24/7) and NHK WORLD PREMIUM (Japanese, 24/7), as well as international radio services in eighteen languages. NHK WORLD TV reaches over 290 million households in 150 countries and regions via local satellite and cable TV providers. The free mobile App, online live streaming, and VOD (video on-demand) services on the website, give viewers access to NHK WORLD TV anywhere and anytime. You can also connect through Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV. Presenting an extensive range of Asia-centered programming, NHK WORLD is your window to Japan, Asia, and the rest of the world.

About Japan International Broadcasting, Inc.

Japan International Broadcasting Inc. (JIB), a subsidiary of NHK, is responsible for the worldwide distribution of NHK WORLD TV, as well as the Japanese language channel NHK WORLD PREMIUM. Currently, the two channels are broadcast around the world on three international plus domestic satellites in their respective markets and reach households, hotels and others via DTH, cable, IPTV and terrestrial broadcast.

An edited reel of Ms. Kondo visiting the Brooklyn home owners can be found here: "Tidy Up with KonMari" TV Special Reel including her tidying consultation with two Brooklyn homes.

For more information or interview coordination, please contact Heidi Raker, RG PR, 212-863-4108 or 201-681-5878 or email



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