NHK World TV Highlights Japanese Castles, Fukushima Evacuees, and General Election Coverage

This week, NHK WORLD-Japan highlights a diverse range of programming that delves into Japan’s cultural and contemporary issues. From exploring the rich history and preservation efforts of four Japanese castles, considered national treasures, to documenting the ongoing struggles of nuclear disaster refugees from a village near the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. Additionally, the channel will cover the upcoming general election, providing live updates on the early voting returns, offering insights into the public’s choice and the potential direction of the country.

  • An episode of “Seasoning the Seasons” focuses on four Japanese castles, showcasing their centuries-long history and the meticulous maintenance that has preserved them as national treasures.
  • “March to Recovery” documents the lives of nuclear disaster refugees from a village located 40 kilometers from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, highlighting their experiences in temporary housing and their feelings of hope and despair.
  • Special coverage will be provided on the general election for the Japanese House of Representatives, including live updates on early voting returns, offering insights into the electorate’s preferences and the potential future political landscape of Japan.

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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