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NHK Documentary

Hard-hitting documentary that takes an in-depth look at some of the political, economic, and social challenges that Japan - and our world - is facing.


Sat.1:10 - 2:00
7:10 - 8:00
13:10 - 14:00
19:10 - 20:00


Dec. 21, Sun.

SATOUMI: People and Nature in Harmony

*Special Programming
0:10/ 6:10/ 12:10/ 18:10 (UTC)

People living near Japan's Seto Inland Sea have worked with nature to create a special environment called "Satoumi". The projects they started revived an ecosystem that was once said to be dying. Chemicals from factories used to cause red tides that threatened marine life. Fishermen began using oysters and sea grass to clean the water. On this program, we look at how fishermen brought the Seto Inland Sea back to life and inspired people to develop "Satoumi" in other countries.

*This program was first broadcast on May 31

Dec. 20, Sat.

The Teotihuacan Enigma: A New Dawn of Civilization

For the first time, we are able to show full details of the excavation of a hidden tunnel, sealed and forgotten for 1800 years, beneath a pyramid in Teotihuacan, Mexico. The ongoing excavation is producing a flood of discoveries that are not only shedding fresh light on the religious and intellectual life of the people who lived here, but also radically changing the way we think civilization began.