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At Home with Venetia In Koyoto 2017 Winter

Venetia Stanley-Smith has been living in Ohara district of Japan's ancient capital of Kyoto for a decade. NHK World introduces her eco-people-friendly way of life.

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Spiritual Places In Nara: The Great Buddha of Todaiji

Nara Prefecture is a treasure trove of shrines and temples. Come along with travelers to the area that was the capital of Japan some 1, 200 years ago. In part 1, American musician Nelson Babin-Coy encounters masterpieces of Buddhist sculpture at Todaiji temple, founded in the 8th century.

  • 2017-08-18T05:00:00-07:00
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Spiritual Places In Nara: The Ancient Shrine of Omiwa

Nara Prefecture is a treasure trove of shrines and temples. Come along with travelers to the area that was the capital of Japan some 1, 200 years ago. In part In part 2, Singaporean comic book artist and illustrator Foo Swee Chin visits Omiwa shrine, said to be the oldest in the country.

  • 2017-08-18T05:30:00-07:00
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From Chernobyl to Fukushima: Alexievich's Journey: Fukushima

Svetlana Alexievich won the Nobel Prize in Literature for her collection of testimony of the Chernobyl Disaster, from those she calls “little people”. When the disaster of Fukushima took place in 2011, she felt compelled to hear the stories of the “little people” there too. The program follows her 2016 trip to Fukushima.

  • 2017-08-25T05:00:00-07:00
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From Chernobyl to Fukushima: Alexievich's Journey: Chernobyl

Svetlana Alexievich won the Nobel Prize in Literature for her collection of testimony from those she calls “little people.” The Chernobyl nuclear disaster has been especially important to her, as her family was caught up in it. So, when the disaster of Fukushima took place in 2011, she felt compelled to hear the stories of the “ little people” there too. The program follows sixteen years of Alexievich’s travels to Chernobyl.

  • 2017-09-01T05:00:00-07:00
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Hatsune Miku X Kodo

Virtual singer Hatsune Miku and Taiko Performing Arts Ensemble Kodo. These two world renowned artists blew music fans away with their first collaboration concert this past March. In our next episode, we will be giving you an up close look at the new generation of Japanese music with footage of their performance, a collaboration between a virtual singer made using the world’s leading digital technologies and a traditional Japanese group that is connecting the past to the future through taiko drums.

  • 2017-09-08T05:00:00-07:00
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Passions of the Blue-Eyed Samurai

NHK's flagship current affairs documentary program. “Passions of the Blue-eyed Samurai” is about a potential savior for the historic buildings throughout Japan that are waiting for much needed repairs because of a shortage of workers and funding. David Atkinson’s radical way of thinking has contributed much to the renovation of these cultural properties.

  • 2017-09-15T05:00:00-07:00
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