NHK World TV Highlights Programs on Earthquake Survival, Post-WWII Japanese Civilians in Korea, and Sea Wall Dangers

This week, NHK WORLD-JAPAN highlights a series of programs that delve into historical and contemporary issues impacting Japan and its people. The programming begins with “Hometown Stories,” where eighth graders from Western Japan visit an area affected by the Great East Japan earthquake, learning crucial survival lessons from their peers. Another featured documentary explores the harrowing experiences of Japanese civilians stranded in Korea after World War II, shedding light on their struggles with starvation, cold, and Soviet policies preventing their return to Japan. Lastly, “March to Recovery” examines the unexpected dangers of sea walls during the Great East Japan earthquake, highlighting personal accounts from fishermen about the deadly whirlpools caused by tsunami waves breaching these barriers.

  • “Hometown Stories” showcases the journey of 17 eighth graders visiting an earthquake-devastated area, emphasizing the importance of disaster survival lessons.
  • The documentary on Japanese civilians in Korea post-World War II reveals the dire situations faced by those stranded, including starvation and exposure to harsh winters.
  • Insight into the Soviet Union’s efforts to prevent Japanese civilians from returning home after the war is provided.
  • “March to Recovery” discusses the lethal threats posed by sea walls during the Great East Japan earthquake, including firsthand experiences of fishermen with tsunami-induced whirlpools.

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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