88 Hours Meltdown

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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Train Cruise: Building The Future on the Miyagi Coast

We travel the Northeast Japan coastline and see how recovery has progressed since the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake. Unique trains, delicious seafood, sake and interesting encounters await.

  • 2019-06-21T05:00:00-07:00
    KCET-HD

Searching for My Japanese Grandfather: Vanished In Wartime America

To American photojournalist Regina Boone, her paternal grandfather Tsuruju Miyazaki was a mystery. He was a hard-working Japanese immigrant and built a family with an African-American woman. But he was arrested on the day of the Pearl Harbor attack never to return home. Regina's father, a prominent journalist and founder of a prestigious Virginia newspaper, hardly ever spoke about Miyazaki throughout his life. It was only 5 years ago on his death bed, that he asked Regina to find out why her grandfather vanished and to search for their family's roots in Japan.

  • 2019-06-28T05:00:00-07:00
    KCET-HD

10 Years with Hayao Miyazaki: Episode 2

Since 2007, NHK has been granted exclusive access to the studio of legendary Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki, documenting his creative process for 10 years. While his films have won international acclaim for their stunning visuals, this four-part documentary series explores the gritty reality behind the scenes. Miyazaki is shown as a passionate artisan, a father going head to head with his son, and a steadfast trailblazer.

  • 2019-07-05T05:00:00-07:00
    KCET-HD