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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
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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