Japanese TV broadcasts, unsurprisingly, in Japanese. That includes programs such as CNN or the BBC. Even movies are usually dubbed into English rather than using subtitles. Sitting in a hotel room and seeing something that obviously should be in English but it's actually in Japanese can be a little frustrating but there is a solution. The English is also being broadcast, the TV is simply set to default to Japanese. On the remote control you'll find a button with four kanji on it. Press this and your TV is magically converted to English.