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Oedo – Part 2: Craftsmen and merchants drove Edo’s economic growth

Sunday’s NHK Special” aired the second part of its series on Tokyo when it was known as Edo, saying that residents enjoyed a luxurious lifestyle and the economic growth rate of Edo in the mid-Edo period was the second highest in the world despite Japan’s policy of seclusion. The program said samurai supported the economy of Edo during the first….Read more

  • June 10, 2018
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More than 1 million people “missing” from labor market in Japan

Saturday’s “NHK Special” reported on the rapid increase in the number of people in their 40s and 50s who are unable to work. Since they are no longer seeking employment, they are not counted as unemployed and have dropped out of the labor market. The program said such people are known as “missing ” workers and the number of them….Read more

  • June 2, 2018
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SCIENCE > Environment

Blue Planet – Part 2: Life in shallow waters

Sunday’s “NHK Special” aired the second part of a new series on marine life, focusing on life in shallow waters. The program reported on coral reefs in the tropical zone, where 25% of all marine creatures live.

  • June 3, 2018
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INTERNATIONAL > U.S.

Will the U.S. -DPRK summit happen?

Sunday’s “NHK Special” focused on the U.S.-DPRK summit planned for June 12 in Singapore, saying that President Trump’s sudden announcement that he was cancelling it sent shock waves around the world. The program looked into the maneuvering between President Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un, saying that it appears as though the two leaders are both eager to meet on….Read more

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Addressing the declining labor force in Japan

Sunday’s “NHK Special” reported on the declining population in Japan, focusing on the labor force. The program said that in about 30 years, the total population of Japan will drop to about 100 million and the labor force will drop by about 35 million from its peak. The key to addressing the declining labor force is elderly people and foreigners.….Read more

  • May 20, 2018
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SECURITY > Cybersecurity

Japan’s intelligence operations

Saturday’s “NHK Special” reported on Japan’s intelligence activities, which have been veiled in secrecy. The program said NHK obtained top secret files from the National Security Agency (NSA), including the so-called Japan files, which reveal Japan’s intelligence activities. The program said Japan’s intelligence agency called the Directorate for Signals Intelligence (DFS) under the Defense Department frequently appears in the files,….Read more

  • May 19, 2018
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Cryptocurrency war heats up

Saturday’s “NHK Special” reported on an incident in which 58 billion yen worth of a cryptocurrency called NEM was stolen from Coincheck, a Japanese cryptocurrency exchange. Although the NEM Foundation had been trying to track down the stolen cryptocurrency, it announced last month that it had called off the search. The program said the perpetrators have already exchanged all of….Read more

  • May 12, 2018
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“The Great Journey” – Part 2: Homo Sapiens meet Neanderthal

Sunday’s “NHK Special” aired the second part of a three-part series focusing on the journey of Homo Sapiens out of Africa to the Middle East. The program said Homo Sapiens encountered Neanderthal there. The program said although Neanderthals were physically stronger than Homo Sapiens, Homo Sapiens survived because they invented tools and lived in groups. The program also said that….Read more

  • May 13, 2018
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Blue Planet – Part 1: Surviving the ”blue desert”

Sunday’s “NHK Special” aired the first part of a new series focusing on marine life. The program said the ocean has been referred to as a “blue desert” because of its lack of nutrients, showing spectacular footage of dolphins, rays, sharks, whales, and killer whales in search of food such as sardines and plankton.

  • May 6, 2018
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Oedo – Part 1: City of waterways built by samurai

Sunday’s “NHK Special” aired the first part of a new series on Tokyo when it was known as Edo, focusing on how samurai strove to build the city. The program said Edo had developed into the largest city in the world with a population of one million by about 100 years after Tokugawa Ieyasu founded the Edo Bakufu in 1603,….Read more

  • April 29, 2018
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