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March 24

Seasons of Change: The Abukuma Romantic Highway after Disaster

National Route 399 winds past fields and forests. A few dozen km away, though, is the site of the 2011 nuclear accident. Video and photos reflect the reality of the Romantic Highway, now and then.

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March 31

A Shinto Shrine Rises from the Rubble

Aso Jinja in Kumamoto Pref. was razed in the 2016 earthquake. The seven-year restoration fused traditional craftsmanship with the latest technology.

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Chinese carmaker seeks a foothold in Japan

Sales figures suggest the swing to electric vehicles that is spreading across the globe has left Japan behind. Chinese EV maker BYD is hoping to change this, with new strategies for cars, dealerships, and personal service.

Young artisans revive ancient wooden Buddha statues

It's a sight to behold ― three young women working intently on a pair of centuries-old, towering wooden statues. They are chipping away at a sun-faded coat of paint in one corner of the workshop, and using resin to fill in a pocket of wormholes in another.

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NAMASTE INDIA FESTIVAL in Tokyo 2023

NHK WORLD-JAPAN is joining the celebration at Namaste India Festival in Tokyo. Come by to find out about our programs and services in India, including Japanese language lessons. We'll be waiting for you at Yoyogi Park.

NHK WORLD-JAPAN is exhibiting at the METAVERSE EXPO in REALITY

Come visit our booth at the METAVERSE EXPO in REALITY, a massive event currently happening on the virtual world accessible through the live-streaming smartphone app REALITY.

NHK WORLD-JAPAN truck "World GO!" to appear in Hiroshima

NHK WORLD-JAPAN’s "World GO!" truck will be stopping by Hiroshima City! Come visit the truck at NHK Hiroshima Station on June 10 and 11 to learn all about NHK WORLD-JAPAN's programs and services.

THAI FESTIVAL TOKYO 2023

NHK WORLD-JAPAN is joining the celebration at Thai Festival Tokyo. Come by to find out about our programs and services in Thai, including news and Japanese language lessons. You can enjoy games with us too! We'll be waiting for you at Yoyogi Park.

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