NHK World-Japan Highlights: Journalist’s Poignant Return to Tsunami-Hit Area, Eco-Entrepreneurs in Asia, and Hello Kitty’s Global Success

This week’s NHK WORLD-JAPAN video highlights a range of inspiring stories, starting with international journalist Mary Schmidt’s poignant return to the Great East Japan earthquake disaster area. The video also showcases the successes of two Japanese women entrepreneurs in Asia: Mikiko Nishi’s booming drinking water business in China and Chihiro Sanada’s herbal product venture in Cambodia. Lastly, it delves into the Japanese content industry, examining how the iconic Hello Kitty brand achieved global recognition and success.

  • Mary Schmidt, an international journalist, revisits the tsunami-affected areas of the Great East Japan earthquake, reconnecting with the locals he met previously.
  • The video features two Japanese women who have established successful eco-friendly businesses in Asia.
  • Mikiko Nishi has made a significant impact in China with her drinking water enterprise.
  • Chihiro Sanada has developed a diverse range of herbal products starting from her herb farming initiative in Cambodia.
  • The NHK documentary explores Japan’s content industry, highlighting Hello Kitty’s licensing success in over 100 countries.
  • Viewers are encouraged to check NHK WORLD-JAPAN’s website for broadcast schedules in various time zones.

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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