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NHK Special: The escalating U.S.-China conflict in the Indo-Pacific

NHK reported on the escalating conflict between the U.S. and China in the Indo-Pacific region and the challenges faced by the Japan Coast Guard in a 60-minute “NHK Special” aired on Sunday. The program said that Chinese government ships have sailed in Japan’s contiguous zone outside the Senkaku islands for a record number of days this year, a figure now….Read more

  • November 16, 2020
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SCIENCE > Health

NHK Special: The fight against the new coronavirus

The 60-minute documentary program reported on Sunday on the coronavirus pandemic. The program showed for the first time the inside of the office of the MHLW’s task force dealing with “cluster” infections, where experts expressed caution about the “optimism” seen in Japan regarding the outlook for the coronavirus outbreak in Japan. Tohoku University of Medicine Professor Oshitani, who leads the….Read more

  • March 22, 2020
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Tracking down fragments of Einstein’s brain

Sunday’s “NHK Special” took up Albert Einstein’s brain, which was removed from his body after he died in 1955 to probe the mysteries of one of the greatest scientific minds of the 20th century. His brain was dissected into more than 200 pieces by a University of Pennsylvania pathologist and distributed to scholars around the world for further research. NHK….Read more

  • July 29, 2018
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SCIENCE > Health

The “crisis” of Japanese sperm

Saturday’s “NHK Special” reported on a steep drop in sperm motility among Japanese men and examined the factors behind growing infertility in Japan. Japanese men’s sperm is reportedly deteriorating in count, motility, and morphology. In addition to the effects of chemical agents, several daily habits appear to be responsible, such as excessive intake of saturated fat, lack of sleep, and….Read more

  • July 28, 2018
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Seeking inclusive society two years after massacre at facility for disabled

Saturday’s “NHK Special” took up the fatal stabbing rampage that occurred two years ago at a residential facility for people with intellectual disabilities in Sagamihara, Kanagawa, leaving 19 people dead and 27 others injured. The incident sent shock waves through Japanese society because the perpetrator, a former employee of the facility, stated that he committed the crime based on his….Read more

  • July 21, 2018
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“The Great Journey” – Part 3: Homo Sapiens arrives in Japan

Sunday’s “NHK Special” aired the third and final part of a three-part series focusing on the journey of Homo Sapiens, which left Africa about 80,000 years ago and spread around the world. The program looked into how Homo Sapiens arrived in Japan after overcoming many obstacles, saying that modern man probably sailed in hand-made boats from Taiwan to Yonaguni Island….Read more

  • July 15, 2018
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SCIENCE > Environment

Blue Planet – Part 3: Seashores

Saturday’s “NHK Special” aired the third part of its series “Blue Planet,” focusing on life along seashores. The program showed such things as how seals elude killer whales and how seabirds living in cliffs raise their young.

  • July 7, 2018
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Death-row inmates talk about AUM

Sunday’s “NHK Special” reported on the recent execution of death-row inmate Chizuo Matsumoto, known as Shoko Asahara, the founder of AUM Shinrikyo, and six other senior cult members. The program said while Asahara kept silent about the various crimes the cult committed, it obtained records of Asahara’s remarks to his lawyer. The program showed that Asahara tried to blame everything….Read more

  • July 8, 2018
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Oedo – Part 3: Surviving conflagrations

Sunday’s “NHK Special” aired the final part of its series on Edo, the former name of Tokyo, saying the city reportedly suffered a conflagration every three years. According to the program, firefighters called “machihikeshi” made great contributions and made it possible for the city to thrive.

  • July 1, 2018
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Japan’s soccer team tackles World Cup under new manager Nishino

Sunday’s ”NHK Special” reported on the Japanese national men’s soccer team, which will play against Colombia in two days at the World Cup in Russia. Noting that the Japanese team’s ranking dropped to 61st this year, the program said Japan will need to “slay giants” in the World Cup because it will be pitted against Colombia, Poland, and Senegal, which….Read more

  • June 17, 2018
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