NHK World-Japan Highlights Key Issues: Cambodia’s Performing Arts Revival, Myanmar Press Freedom, and Global Nuclear Waste Challenges

This week, NHK WORLD-JAPAN highlights significant issues and cultural aspects in Asia through its programming lineup. The channel delves into the revival of traditional performing arts in Cambodia, once nearly obliterated under the Pol Pot regime, showcasing the efforts of the last remaining masters to pass their knowledge to new generations. Furthermore, the channel explores the challenges facing freedom of the press in Myanmar following the cessation of censorship, particularly concerning the coverage of protests against mining activities. Lastly, the focus shifts to the pressing global issue of nuclear waste management, examining unsuccessful efforts for its safe disposal and showcasing measures being considered in Japan and other countries.

  • Asia Insight on Friday focuses on the revival of traditional performing arts in Cambodia, nearly destroyed during the Pol Pot regime, highlighting the transmission of these arts from the remaining masters to the next generation.
  • Documentary of Asia on Saturday reports on the state of freedom of the press in Myanmar post-censorship, revealing the pressure journalists face from authorities when covering protests against mining.
  • NHK Documentary, also on Saturday, addresses the unresolved global challenge of nuclear waste disposal, presenting efforts and considerations from Japan and internationally for managing this issue.

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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