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Eiheiji: Inside Dogen's Zen Monastery

At Eiheiji, a world-famous Zen monastery in Japan, young monks sit zazen for long hours and engage in practice according to the teachings of Dogen, who founded the temple over 770 years ago.

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At Home with Venetia In Koyoto: Ohara In Autumn

Venetia Stanley-Smith has been living in Kyoto's Ohara district for a decade. We introduce her eco-people-friendly way of life. In this episode, Venetia introduces the beauty of Ohara in autumn. She also visits Tono city in Iwate Prefecture, in the northern part of Japan, where she explores the charm of Tohoku life.

  • 2019-04-19T05:00:00-07:00

Medical Frontiers

Japan is a world leader in health care. This program explores cutting-edge Japanese medical technologies and tips for a healthy lifestyle. The host, Erica Angyal, is a health consultant, speaker, and author who served as the nutritionist to the Miss Universe Japan organization for 8 years. Her life's mission is to inspire well-being from the inside out. In this series, Angyal takes us to Niigata, the top producer of rice in Japan. The latest research reveals that rice helps to reduce the risk of obesity. Angyal explores the secret of people in Niigata who enjoy healthy long lives.

  • 2019-04-26T05:00:00-07:00

NHK Special

Hard-hitting documentary that takes an in-depth look at some of the political, economic, and social challenges that Japan - and our world - is facing.

  • 2019-04-27T01:10:00-07:00
  • 2019-04-27T07:10:00-07:00
  • 2019-04-27T13:10:00-07:00
  • 2019-04-27T19:10:00-07:00

10 Years with Hayao Miyazaki: Episode 1

Since 2007, NHK has been granted exclusive access to the studio of legendary Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki, documenting his creative process for 10 years. While his films have won international acclaim for their stunning visuals, this four-part documentary series explores the gritty reality behind the scenes. Miyazaki is shown as a passionate artisan, a father going head to head with his son, and a steadfast trailblazer.

  • 2019-05-03T05:00:00-07:00

Manzanar Revealed

120,000 Japanese Americans, born free and equal, were stripped of their basic human rights and imprisoned during WWII without any judicial procedures. Survivor George Takei and generations of families explore the campsite in Manzanar and Tule Lake and reveal their stories of trauma and scars of history as it is repeating itself again in the US. With breathtaking photography of Ansel Adams who documented the lives of the people behind barbed wire, the challenge of American ideal and reality are revealed.

  • 2019-05-10T05:00:00-07:00

Medical Frontiers: Japan-Crafted Artificial Joints

In Japan and other aging societies, more people are suffering from painful knees and hips. Replacement with an artificial joint can provide relief. But conventional models have had shortcomings, such as durability and comfort, and they tend to degrade after years of use. A novel partnership in Japan is addressing these problems through the application of precise manufacturing technology and advanced medical knowledge. Find out how Japanese craftsmanship is creating new types of artificial joints.

  • 2019-05-17T05:00:00-07:00