The channel has picked up the latest run of episodes for broadcast on midway through airing Season 14.
Steamie Stafford and Gordon Runs Dry will kick off the Japanese premiere followed by another double bill on Sunday mornings.
PBS Kids is to start transmitting the series in the US a day after on October 7th while the UK will resume its run on Channel 5 milkshake! in the same month.
Series 17 of Thomas & Friends marks its Japanese premiere on NHK on October 6th.
Thanks to Puff Puff Thomas for the alert.