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Bacchan: Granny's Table

A former volunteer probation officer in Japan's western city of Hiroshima has opened up her dining for more than three decades to feed kids who cannot have proper meals at home. Chikako Nakamoto's initiative is meant to counter a void left as communities hollow out and family ties unravel. The documentary closely describes her daily life as she offers support for children by providing her hand-made dishes.

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The Fisherman and the Forest

The 2011 tsunami devastated many marine creatures. The efforts to revive oyster farming by the man who says "forests are lovers of the sea" involve the close harmony of the sea and the mountains.

  • 2018-05-25T05:00:00-07:00

Entertainment Nippon 2018: Perfume

We'll bring you an up close look at Perfume, the internationally popular techno pop group that is known for their technologically advanced live performances.

  • 2018-06-01T05:00:00-07:00

Disaster Trauma: Mother-Child Dialogue

Many children in northeastern Japan are still suffering psychological trauma from the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. YuiSato and her mother lost three members of their family in the tsunami. The wound it left in Yui’sheart became apparent five years after the disaster. Like Yui, over 10,000 children are in need of mental care after the disaster. Many children have stopped going to school, too. This is the story about a mother and a child trying to move forward step by step.

  • 2018-06-08T05:00:00-07:00

Legendary Giant Tree of Yakushima

In ancient times, Japan was once covered with trees. Traces of this primordial forest still remain in the deep, untouched woods of Yakushima Island, Japan’s first World Heritage Site. A prime example is the Jomon Sugi, a large Japanese cedar that is more than 2, 000 years old. However, according to legend, an undiscovered “giant cedar tree” exists on the island. Using cutting-edge technology, NHK began the search for this legendary tree. See what they discover on their quest to find and understand these spectacular cedars.

  • 2018-06-15T05:00:00-07:00

Moon Bear Chronicle:Unraveling The Mysteries

The Asian black bear, or moon bear, is the largest mammal on Japan’ s main island of Honshu. Catching sight of them is extremely difficult because they’re cautious creatures that prefer to spend their days deep in the forests. But over the course of 28 years, one man has painstakingly watched and documented these bears. This program gives us a glimpse of the reality of their life, which has long been shrouded in mystery.

  • 2018-06-22T05:00:00-07:00