88 Hours Meltdown

Letters from Hibaskusha: Animated Memories of Loved Ones

For NHK's "Letters from Hibakusha" project, the broadcaster received more than 2,000 written recollections of the 1945 atomic bombings. Four of them were chosen this year and recreated as short animated films. The memoirs include the story of a survivor's struggle to make ends meet, a teenager's quest to find his first love in the aftermath, and the parting words of a dying girl. NHK hopes that teenagers today may gain an insight into the experiences of people who were much like them when they had their dreams snatched away.

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Train Cruise: Beyond The Brilliant Roof of Hokkaido

Our journey takes place in Hokkaido Prefecture, the northern part of Japan. From Asahikawa Station surrounded by mountains, we head to Shiretoko-Shari Station, located on the Sea of Okhotsk and the gateway to the world famous ShiretokoPeninsula. The trains we ride pass through beautifully lit mountains covered with autumn leaves turning deep red and gold. On our way, we taste the unique local food, made with freshly harvested produce grown along the lines, and see people who have been waiting for coastal waters to become teeming with fish.

  • 2019-11-22T04:00:00-08:00