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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.

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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.

  • 2019-10-19T01:10:00-07:00
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  • 2019-10-19T07:10:00-07:00
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  • 2019-10-19T13:10:00-07:00
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  • 2019-10-19T19:10:00-07:00
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  • 2019-10-26T01:10:00-07:00
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  • 2019-10-26T07:10:00-07:00
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  • 2019-10-26T13:10:00-07:00
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  • 2019-10-26T19:10:00-07:00
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10 Years with Hayao Miyazaki: Episode 3

The 4-part documentary series takes us behind the scenes at the studio of the trailblazing animator to explore the gritty reality of anime-making and the many faces of the passionate artisan himself.

  • 2019-11-01T05:00:00-07:00
    KCET-HD
  • 2019-11-01T05:00:00-07:00
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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.

  • 2019-11-08T04:00:00-08:00
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  • 2019-11-08T04:00:00-08:00
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