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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
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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