88 Hours Meltdown

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.

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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

A Tiny Universe at Our Feet

NobueKai is an 86-year-old picture book author whose illustrations focus on a subject full of wonders many people know little about – weeds. Her careful and accurate observations about the lives of all kinds of weeds have opened people’s eyes to their beauty. This documentary followed her for a full year as she worked and documented a breathtaking universe hiding in plain sight at our feet.

  • 2018-06-29T05:00:00-07:00

Fukushima's Nuclear Meltdown: What Really Happened

Through this documentary-drama, NHK WORLD-JAPAN continues its investigation of nuclear safety with an unprecedented account of the crisis inside Fukushima Daiichi nuclear complex after a devastating earthquake and tsunami struck Japan on March 11, 2011. Radioactive material was transported over 200 km from the Fukushima reactor. How could this not be stopped? Utilizing AI analytics, this documentary investigates how workers of the power company TEPCO reacted to this event and what followed.

  • 2018-07-06T05:00:00-07:00

Discovery of the Century - The Great Dinosaur of Japan

Japanese fossil hunters made a once-in-a-century discovery: a fossilized skeleton of an 8-meter long dinosaur. But how did it end up in Japan and why was it well preserved? We search for the answers.

  • 2018-07-13T05:00:00-07:00