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NHK’s Japan tsunami doc set for world debut

Global audiences will be able to watch the NHK special Mega-Tsunami: How Can We Protect Life on May 14.
May 13, 2011

Global audiences will be able to watch the NHK special Mega-Tsunami: How Can We Protect Life on May 14.

The NHK World TV documentary tells the story of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan using NHK’s exclusive footage and amateur videos, including footage that was never broadcast.

The comprehensive look at the catastrophic tsunami, which includes tales of human survival, tries to provide answers to the questions of what caused the giant tsunami and how people escaped the violent waters.

NHK reports that the program recorded a 19% rating on its first run on May 7, while in the tsunami-hit region of Tohoku, the rating reached 30%.

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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