NHK WORLD-JAPAN to explore Mega-Tsunami

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10 years after: First-hand footage, insights, eyewitness reports


TOKYO, JAPAN – Media OutReach – 5 January 2021 – NHK
, the 24-hour international English-language TV channel from Japan’s
public broadcaster NHK, will show an exclusive 2-part series on the devastating
tsunami which shocked the world.

 NHK WORLD-JAPAN to explore Mega-Tsunami

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On March 11, 2011 at 2:46 pm, an M9
earthquake off the Pacific coast of Japan triggered a huge tsunami, flooding
650 km of coastline, destroying many cities and towns and claiming the lives of
over 18,000 victims. With footage filmed at the centre of the disaster, the
documentary “3/11 – The Tsunami” will give a first-hand look into
people’s experiences on that day and the hardships they were faced in the


The footage filmed in 2011 and 2012 by NHK
and eyewitnesses in the disaster-hit areas have been collected and edited
together in chronological order to convey the impact of this unprecedented
disaster, which crushed buildings and cars and led to nuclear meltdowns at the
Fukushima Daiichi power plant.

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Episode 1 focuses on the first three days
while episode 2 covers the first year after the disaster. The series also
serves as a valuable lesson: In the event of a powerful tsunami, what action
can be taken to survive?

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“3/11 – The Tsunami” on NHK

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Episode 1: The First 3 Days

January 9th
1:10 / 7:10 / 13:10 / 19:10 / January 15th 20:00 (UTC)

Episode 2: The
First Year

January 16th 1:10 / 7:10 / 13:10 / 19:10 / January 22nd
20:00 (UTC)


NHK (Japan
Broadcasting Corporation) is Japan’s sole public broadcaster, operating the
nation’s largest domestic and international television network. In Japan, NHK broadcasts six TV
channels including 4K and 8K along with three radio stations. NHK also
transmits two international television channels, NHK WORLD-JAPAN (English, HD,
24/7) and NHK WORLD PREMIUM (Japanese, HD, 24/7), as well as international
radio services in 18 languages.

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reaches over 380 million households in 160 countries and regions via local
satellite and cable TV providers. Online live streaming and VOD
(video-on-demand) services through the free mobile app and the website give
viewers access to NHK WORLD-JAPAN anywhere and anytime. You can also connect with
our programs through Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV. Presenting an extensive range
of Asia-centred programming, NHK WORLD-JAPAN is your window to Japan, Asia, and
the rest of the world. For more details, visit

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