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Little Charo


Little Charo is the name of an educational Japanese cartoon and radio show from NHK as well as the name of the main character. This show is made to teach people English.  

NHK (Japanese: 日本放送協会 Hepburn: Nippon Hōsō Kyōkai, official English name: Japan Broadcasting Corporation) is Japan‘s national public broadcasting organization.

 The entire cartoon uses English dialogue with both English and Japanese subtitles. 

Who is Charo?

This cute puppy is named Charo, and he used to be a stray dog.

However, Charo was found by Shota, a Japanese boy, and he became his owner on a snowy day.

Little Charo lost in New York?!

The story begins with a big accident. Charo’s cage, which was supposed to be carried back to Japan after a trip to New York, remains  at JFK airport by mistake, though his owner Shota has left for Japan.

Charo’s adventure begins…

 Then Charo’s adventure begins! Charo gains experience by meeting new friends.

Sometimes he meets someone attractive too.

However, when he talks about Shota to his friend…

He bursts into a flood of tears because he misses Shota so much.

Will the day when Charo can see Shota again come?

Please cross your fingers for Charo so he can go back to Japan and see his owner again! 

By the way, if you know well about Japan, this story is a little similar to Hachikō isn’t it?

Hachikō (ハチ公, November 10, 1923 – March 8, 1935) was an Akita dog born on a farm near the city of ŌdateAkita Prefecture who is remembered for his remarkable loyalty to his owner which continued for many years after his owner’s death. Hachikō is known in Japanese as chūken Hachikō (忠犬ハチ公, “faithful dog Hachikō”) — hachi meaning eight, the number referring to the dog’s birth order in the litter, and a suffix  meaning affection.

Little Charo Tohoku version

In 2012, after the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami, NHK launched the Little Charo Tohoku version.


This Tohoku series gave us an a chance to learn about the culture and traditions of the Tohoku area.


Little Charo Tōhoku-hen (EN)

Did you like this cute puppy?


Did you like Charo? You can download a wallpaper of this cute puppy for free from the link below!

 Little Charo wall paper free down road 

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