Andrea Pompilio
Born and raised in Tokyo with a Dutch passport, between Italian father and Japanese mother, Andrea Pompilio, also known as Andy, 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 travelled across the globe as a young photo journalist, also experienced various careers such as event productions and public relations for diverse clients in and outside of Japan. In 2005 Andy became a radio deejay / presenter at J-WAVE, a highly acquainted FM station in Tokyo, and ran 3-hour Saturday live shows MODAISTA, and THREE SIXTY for 7 and half years overall, notably connecting with more than 30 radio stations in elsewhere in the world and visiting 11cities for live feed from abroad.

As an anchor Andy hosted NHK BS1: EL MUNDO' TV show (2011-2014) , NHK GENERAL "BS Concierge" (2012-2015), and NHK World DESIGN TALKS at NHK, the national public broadcaster in Japan. Andy delivers the beauty of Japanese designs on NHK WORLD "DESIGN TALKS PLUS" (since 2015, seen in more than 100 countries in the world and online) and also continues to take a role as a 'student' / co-presenter in NHK EDUCATIONAL "Kyouno Ryouri" -Kurihara Harumi no Teiban gohan- (since 2013).

Andy describes himself as a 'filter', helping to connect Japan to the rest of the world.



Thursdays (UTC) [ NEW EPISODE ]
0:30 - 1:00
6:30 - 7:00
13:30 - 14:00
18:30 - 19:00

Andrea Pompilio presents a program that reveals the depth and beauty of designs created in Japan.
* New episodes are broadcasted worldwide except North Korea, in English language only.
* For viewing new episodes in Japan, see the NHK WORLD website for online streaming services. The latest episode is available on demand streaming for 2 weeks after its broadcast.

NHK WORLD website
Program Official Website

DESIGN TALKS Plus (JAPANESE VERSION, selective episodes from the archives)

Tuesdays 11pm- (JST)
Wednesdays 10:25am (JST) [repeat]


Kurihara Harumi no Teiban Gohan
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.

Program Official Website