@Sakesubaki ARKS Hour was exclusively a Global thing, and was more comparable to the current NGS Headline system--where only the immediate future was really discussed (although, the "immediate future" for Global typically contained months of JP updates, lol). However, there were the community moments throughout the streams,
as well as the free item codes, that made ARKS Hour feel less rigid and more fun and personal.
However, the JP side did have "PSO2 Station" ever since mid-Episode 4, which were similar to ARKS Hour, but covered months of content additions in advance, and could even feature some of the developers themselves coming on and giving a general "state of the game" report and addressing concerns within the playerbase.
I'm guessing both ARKS Hour and PSO2 Stations were dropped in order to easily standardize news broadcasts for both JP and Global (which is perfectly understandable, imo). However, I would still like to hear directly from the development team every so often, and to be honest--the item codes ARKS Hour and PSO2 Station gave out really did help with soothing over the playerbase in the event of an disappointing announcement, lol.