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10 Years with Hayao Miyazaki: Episode 4

The 4-part documentary series takes us behind the scenes at the studio of the trailblazing animator to explore the gritty reality of anime-making and the many faces of the passionate artisan himself.

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Medical Frontiers Special - Search for Superfoods In Niigata

Rice is Japan's staple food. High in sugar, but rice is emerging as superfood. Rice and rice products reduce cholesterol and fat. Let's search for the secret of rice in Niigata, a major producer.

  • 2019-07-19T05:00:00-07:00
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Ogasawara: The Guardians of Paradise

2018 is the 50th anniversary of the Ogasawara Islands' return to Japan. Located 1,000km from Tokyo, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is a heaven of biodiversity and home to a multicultural community.

  • 2019-07-26T05:00:00-07:00
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A World of Boisterous Silence

With twinkling eyes, the children read their textbooks “aloud,” their animated little hands evocative and expressive. In the past, most schools for the deaf in Japan prioritized learning oral speech and lip reading, and banned sign language. But one school in Tokyo is treading a different path. It conducts all of its classes in JSL, or Japanese Sign Language. Here, the children learn to embrace themselves as they are, and in time, leave to find their way in a hearing world. The program records a year at this unique school, where the classrooms are filled with boisterous silence.

  • 2019-08-02T05:00:00-07:00
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The Great Race Part 1 - Embraced By Wilderness

Steep cliffs, maze-like ruins, sand dunes, endless steppes... We join the fearless runners pushing themselves to the extreme in the very first Gobi Desert Great Race, and learn their inside stories.

  • 2019-08-09T05:00:00-07:00
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The Great Race Part 2 - Embraced By Wilderness

Steep cliffs, maze-like ruins, sand dunes, endless steppes... We join the fearless runners pushing themselves to the extreme in the very first Gobi Desert Great Race, and learn their inside stories.

  • 2019-08-16T05:00:00-07:00
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