NHK World-Japan Highlights: Indonesia’s Electric Challenge, Exploring Tara River Gorge, and North Korea’s Leadership Transition

This week, NHK WORLD-JAPAN highlights a trio of insightful programs. The content ranges from an in-depth examination of Indonesia’s struggle with electricity access amidst its economic growth, a captivating exploration of the Tara River Gorge in Eastern Europe, known as Europe’s Grand Canyon, to a probing documentary on Kim Jong-un’s rise to power in North Korea. Through these programs, viewers will be offered a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the social, natural, and political landscapes that shape our world.

  • Asia Insight focuses on Indonesia, where despite significant economic advancement, a third of its 240 million population lacks access to electricity. The segment will showcase the efforts of a social entrepreneur working to develop infrastructure and improve lives.
  • The program will take viewers on a journey to the Tara River Gorge in the Balkan Peninsula, highlighting its designation as Eastern Europe’s Grand Canyon. The gorge is home to over 700 species of plants and wildlife, thriving on its steep and inhospitable cliffs.
  • An NHK documentary delves into the recent ascent of Kim Jong-un to the supreme leadership of North Korea, exploring the expectations for the new regime. This investigation includes exclusive insights from South Korean and Russian officials on the power transition.

NHK WORLD-JAPAN is “the international service of Japan’s public media organization NHK.” NHK World-Japan is operated by Nippon Hoso Kyokai (NHK). The goal of NHK World-Japan is stated as “to promote a deeper international understanding of Japan, introducing the latest events in Japan through news and other programs.”

“Overall, we rate NHK World-Japan Left-Center biased based on story selection that slightly favors the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to a clean fact check record.”

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