88 Hours Meltdown

Alain Ducasse: Japanese Cuisine Par Excellence

Alain Ducasse, the master of French cuisine and worldwide restaurateur, faces the challenge of turning ingredients sourced from all over Japan into delectable French dishes.

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A Woman's Life

Fusako Kunita, 102, married a Korean man living in Japan before World War II. After Japan’s defeat in the war, she moved with her husband to South Korea. Women like Kunita were called “Japanese wives in South Korea.” Quite a few of them lived lonely, hard lives after splitting from their husband or being separated from their children. In the absence of diplomatic relations between the two nations after the war, the women gave up returning to Japan. Society has paid little attention to these Japanese women.

  • 2018-03-02T04:00:00-08:00

Bacchan: Granny's Table

For years, Chikako Nakamoto, called "Bacchan" or "Granny," has been welcoming juvenile delinquents with homemade meals. We followed her activities for 8 years to learn how she's changed their lives.

  • 2018-03-09T04:00:00-08:00

Dream of Girls

The Tokyo Girls Collection fashion show is a social and economic phenomenon for fashion-conscious teenagers. Young people in Kitakyushu present their own version to liven up their industrial city.

  • 2018-03-16T05:00:00-07:00

Festivals of Kyushu

Five festivals from Kyushu in Japan have been recognized as intangible cultural properties by UNESCO. We look at their unique features and histories, and their lasting importance to local communities.

  • 2018-03-23T05:00:00-07:00