TV PROGRAMS > NHK Special

  • BOXES
  • LIST

TV PROGRAMS > NHK Special

Scientific misconduct at Tokyo University

Sunday’s “NHK Special” reported on the issue of scientific misconduct by University of Tokyo Professor Yoshinori Watanabe, saying that it was found in August that five of Watanabe’s research papers on molecular and cellular biology contained fabricated data. The program said two other professors at the University of Tokyo wrote papers in 2006 and 2014 in which data was found….Read more

  • December 10, 2017
  • , NHK
  • JMH Summary

TV PROGRAMS > NHK Special

Imperial succession

Sunday’s “NHK Special” reported on the Emperor, who is expected to abdicate on April 30, 2019. The program looked back at the footprints of the Emperor, who has been carrying out a wide variety of official duties in relation to his position as the symbol of the state and of the unity of the people. The program also reported on the Empress and the….Read more

  • December 3, 2017
  • , NHK
  • JMH Summary

INTERNATIONAL > U.S.

Assessing President Trump’s North Korea policy through U.S.-Japan summits

“NHK Special” on Tuesday evening focused on President Trump’s policy on North Korea, looking at the communication between President Trump and PM Abe on North Korea at bilateral meetings and in telephone conferences held more than 20 times. The program also interviewed key GOJ and USG officials, including PM Abe, DM Onodera, former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, and National….Read more

TV PROGRAMS > NHK Special

Regional NHK director depicts life with disabled sister

Sunday’s “NHK Special” carried a documentary created by an NHK Aomori director who has a sister with disabilities. He decided to make a film about his sister following the Sagamihara massacre in which 19 people with disabilities were killed. The director explained that since the perpetrator said “people with disabilities only create unhappiness,” he wanted to show that his family….Read more

  • September 24, 2017
  • , NHK
  • JMH Summary

SCIENCE > Environment

Mega Crisis II – Part II: Super typhoons

Saturday’s “NHK Special” reported on efforts to protect people from “super typhoons” and torrential rains, saying that global warming is making it more likely for storms to suddenly develop into extremely powerful typhoons near the Japanese archipelago. The program said if a super typhoon were to hit Tokyo or another major city, as many as one million people would be….Read more

  • September 9, 2017
  • , NHK
  • JMH Summary

SECURITY

Nuclear weapons in Okinawa

Sunday’s “NHK Special” reported on Okinawa, which had been the U.S. military’s “nuclear base” in Asia until Okinawa’s reversion 45 years ago. The program said the Pentagon officially admitted for the first time in 2015 that nuclear weapons were once deployed in Okinawa. Many classified documents on nuclear weapons in Okinawa have been declassified since then, revealing that about 1,300….Read more

  • September 10, 2017
  • , NHK
  • JMH Summary

TV PROGRAMS > NHK Special

Mega Crisis II – Part 1: Impact of long-period ground motion

Saturday’s “NHK Special” reported on “long-term pulses,” which were observed for first time near active faults during the time of the Kumamoto earthquakes. The program reported on the finding that such long-period ground motion has the power to instantly damage high-rise buildings in urban areas. According to the program, the risk of long-period pulses had not been anticipated in the….Read more

TV PROGRAMS > NHK Special

Japanese skier makes first-ever Denali descent

Sunday’s “NHK Special” reported on Japanese skier Daisuke Sasaki, 40, who became the first person in the world to successfully descend the southwest wall of Denali in Alaska.

  • September 3, 2017
  • , NHK
  • JMH Summary

SCIENCE > Environment

Creatures of the abyss

Sunday’s “NHK Special” took up scientists’ exploration of the Mariana Trench in the western Pacific, which is the Earth’s deepest abyss, to unravel the mystery of deep seawater fish. A ghostly white fish called the Mariana snailfish was filmed at a depth of 8,178 meters. The show delved into how these creatures can withstand pulverizing hydrostatic pressure at great ocean depths, speculating that….Read more

  • August 27, 2017
  • , NHK
  • JMH Summary

TV PROGRAMS > NHK Special

Life in Tokyo in aftermath of surrender

“NHK special” on Sunday aired a story about conditions in Tokyo following Japan’s surrender on Aug. 15, 1945, showing archived photos and film depicting such events as the return of more than six million Japanese soldiers and colonists from China and other nations, the severe food shortage and the black market, and the presence of the occupation forces and their….Read more

  • August 20, 2017
  • , NHK
  • JMH Summary
  • Ambassador
  • Ukraine
  • OPINION POLLS
  • COVID-19
  • Trending Japan