Born and raised in Tokyo with a Dutch passport, between Italian father and Japanese mother, Andrea Pompilio is a 'world citizen'.
Having spent his school days in both an international school in Tokyo and in Rome, Andy acquired the fluent command in English, Japanese, and Italian. It was quite natural for him to start searching for his identity at the early stage of his life then.
With a great interest in the reality of the world, Andy started traveling across the globe as a photo journalist, also experienced various careers such as event productions, and public relations for diverse clients. In 2005 Andy became a radio deejay (or a so called 'navigator') at J-WAVE, a highly acquainted FM station in Tokyo, and ran two notable Saturday 3-hour live shows MODAISTA, and THREE SIXTY for 7 and half years overall.
Since 2011, Andy hosts a TV show 'BS1: EL MUNDO' on NHK, Japan's national public broadcaster, offering wide variety of reports on lifestyles and the latest cultural, social, economical, and political topics from all around the world.
Andrea describes himself as a 'filter', helping to connect Japan to the rest of the world. Andy continues to challenge spreading the open-minded spirits and global mentality through introducing cultures and life styles of the world.
NHK BS1 "EL MUNDO" <weekly>
Sun 11pm - 11:50pm JST
Weekly show on NHK BS1, a satellite TV service by Japan's national public broadcaster, at eleven PM every Sunday.
Hosted by Andrea Pompilio, EL MUNDO offers wide variety of reports on lifestyles and the latest
cultural / social / economical / and political topics from all around the world.
Also featuring live music and talks with internationally acclaimed guests.
Broadcasted nationwide and in over 100 countries.
NHK WORLD "DESIGN TALKS" <weekly>
Every 4hours starting at 10:30am JTS
on 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Thursdays
Andrea Pompilio presents a new program that reveals the depth and beauty of designs created in Japan.
* Broadcasted worldwide except North Korea, in English language only.
* For viewing in Japan, see NHK WORLD website for online streaming service.
NHK WORLD website
ELLE DECOR Japan
'Andy's Design Jocky' column
A magazine published bimonthly by Hearst Magazines, that focuses on home decor and design.
'Andy's Design Jocky' features design products, exhibitions, people and inspirations he encounters in daily life.
NHK GENERAL "BS Concierge" <weekly>
Fri 12:20pm - 12:43pm JST on NHK GENERAL
Fri 4:00pm - 4:23pm JST on NHK BS PREMIUM (repeat)
Fri 5:00pm - 5:23pm JST on NHK BS 1 (repeat)
Andrea Pompilio hosts a weekly show that introduces selected programs shown on NHK BS 1 and BS PREMIUM.
The show welcomes an actor and an actress to its studio one day to preview the special NHK drama,
and another day could involve musicians, comedians, athletes,
or chefs as talk guests to feature highlight of what's being shown on NHK BS on upcoming week.
Some pre-rec are open to public.
NHK EDUCATIONAL "Kyouno Ryouri"
-Kurihara Harumi no Obento 12kagetsu- <monthly>
9pm - 9:25pm JST every 1st Thu on NHK EDUCATIONAL
10:15am - 10:40am every 1st Fri on NHK GENERAL (repeat)
11am - 11:25am JST following Mon on NHK EDUCATIONAL (repeat)
One of the oldest cooking TV shows that's been showing for more than 50 years on NHK.
Andrea Pompilio serves his role as the MC / student to Harumi Kurihara, profoundly known as the most popular 'housewife chef' in Japan.
* Please note that the air dates / time are subject to change.
Irregular air dates / time are announced in following months:
<irregular dates / time>
May 2nd, 6th, 10th (no show on May 3rd due to national holiday)
Aug 8th, 9th, 12th