NHK's flagship current affairs documentary program features a series of specials commemorating the fifth anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear meltdown. 

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Zero Carbon Ahead: Investment Climate

This series examines how the Paris Agreement on climate change has affected businesses around the world. The first episode focuses on the financial industry. On Wall Street, fossil fuels are increasingly seen as “stranded assets” to be divested. The program looks at what the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, among others, is doing.

  • 2017-07-07T05:00:00-07:00
    KCET-HD

Zero Carbon Ahead: Energy Transition

This series examines how the Paris Agreement on climate change has affected businesses around the world. The second episode concerns electric power. Germany’s major electric company is facing a serious challenge as renewable energy prices fall. The series also documents efforts to shift to a decarbonized economy, including activities in Japan. Elsewhere, BMW envisions total reliance on renewable energy eventually.

  • 2017-07-14T05:00:00-07:00
    KCET-HD

At Home with Venetia In Koyoto Spring 2017

Venetia Stanley-Smith is seeing her 21st Spring since moving to Kyoto s Ohara area. She cooks a pound cake using mugwort and black soybeans and makes a trip to a market for handmade goods, taking home a cup crafted by a woodworker. Venetia then visits an embroiderer in Hyogo Prefecture, where she learns about a type of stitching said to protect children from evil. On the way home, she stops off at the studio of ranma transom window artisans in Osaka. She finds their designs to be beautiful, intricate, and functional.

  • 2017-07-21T05:00:00-07:00
    KCET-HD