Documentary

Featured Programs

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Chikako Kaku
6/ 24 (Mon) 8:00PM(ET) /5:00PM(PT)
The program unveils the family history of TV celebrities.

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Osaka, Japan
6/ 24 (Mon) 12:10AM(ET) /9:10PM(PT)
A new type of travelogue discovering cities and people across the globe through a once-in-a-lifetime encounter with local taxi drivers. Enjoy the scenery from the taxi window that makes you feel as if you were there.

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Orthopedic Surgeon Koichi Sairyo
6/ 25 (Tue) 11:15PM(ET) /8:15PM(PT)
A documentary series that focuses on first-class professionals from various fields.

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"Tokyo Miracle" Part 2: Massive Train Network
6/ 29 (Sat) 10:05PM(ET) /7:05PM(PT)
Train network in Tokyo Metropolitan area is well-known for its complexity and punctuality. In this episode, a camera was allowed into the operation control center of East Japan Railway Company for the first time, where the employees were confronting the massive rushes of passengers in the spring season.

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Investigating West Japan Flood
6/ 30 (Sun) 10:00PM(ET) /7:00PM(PT)
The West Japan Flood in 2018 was the worst rain disaster of the Heisei era. Behind the massive flooding was the domino effect of "backwater phenomena" and "washouts." Also, the large-scale survey conducted by the local governments revealed that only a few of the residents evacuated despite the evacuation order. What made the difference between life and death. We try to find the keys to disaster prevention, from the lessons learned from the case of western Japan.

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Cleaning Professional
7/ 2 (Tue) 11:15PM(ET) /8:15PM(PT)
A documentary based on timely subjects famous for its dignity and in-depth reporting.

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Yohji Yamamoto's Black
7/ 3 (Wed) 10:00PM(ET) /7:00PM(PT)
Yohji Yamamoto is a leading Japanese fashion designer. From the 80s, his collection has long fascinated the world with its all-black look. What's the message behind his designs?

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7/ 3 (Wed) 11:15PM(ET) /8:15PM(PT)
Enjoy the exciting revelations of inspiring human drama of heroes, great artists and even the ordinary people that helped shape 1800 years of Japan's history.

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7/ 4 (Thu) 10:00PM(ET) /7:00PM(PT)

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Everybody wishes to live a healthy long life, not excepting great figures of history. By learning from their obsession with health, the program finds clues to our healthy life.

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Actor, Shinnosuke Majima and Munetaka Aoki introduce you to the ultimate hotels. You'll be amazed at the unusual and strange hotels located in unbelievably remote areas. Watch and find out another way of enjoying hotels!

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Aso, Kumamoto
7/ 7 (Sun) 7:10PM(ET) /4:10PM(PT)
Comedian Tamori takes you on a tour to offer a glimpse of history hidden in modern scenes.

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7/ 7 (Sun) 10:00PM(ET) /7:00PM(PT)
A documentary based on timely subjects famous for its dignity and in-depth reporting.

Regulary Aired Programs

Asia Insight
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Wed
 
6:30~7:00AM(ET) /3:30~4:00AM(PT)
Journeys in Japan
©NHK
Thu
 
6:30~7:00AM(ET) /3:30~4:00AM(PT)
NHK Special
©NHK
Sat
 
10:05~11:00PM(ET) /7:05~8:00PM(PT)
Sun
 
10:00~11:00PM(ET) /7:00~8:00PM(PT)
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Haiku Poetry
©NHK
Tue
 
6:30~7:00AM(ET) /3:30~4:00AM(PT)
Tanka Poetry
©NHK
Mon
 
6:30~7:00AM(ET) /3:30~4:00AM(PT)
Meet the Legend
©NHK
Sun
 
1:00~1:15AM(ET) /10:00~10:15PM(PT)
World News Academy
©NHK
Sun
 
11:00~11:40AM(ET) /8:00~8:40AM(PT)
Natural Grandeur of the East
©NHK
Sat
 
8:15~8:30AM(ET) /5:15~5:30AM(PT)
Journey of the Heart Across Japan
©NHK
Sat
 
9:00~10:00AM(ET) /6:00~7:00AM(PT)
10-kilometer Run at Travel Destinations
©NHK
Mon
 
1:30~2:00AM(ET) /10:30~11:00PM(PT)
Haru's Weekend at Japanese Old House Cafe
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Thu
 
1:30~2:00AM(ET) /10:30~11:00PM(PT)
IPPIN-Japan's Finest
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Wed
 
4:00~4:30PM(ET) /1:00~1:30PM(PT)
RYU'S TALKING LIVE
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Fri
 
11:15~12:00PM(ET) /8:15~9:00PM(PT)
Sat
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RE 1:00~1:45PM(ET) /10:00~10:45AM(PT)
Street Interview "GAIROKU"
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Mon
 
1:00~1:30AM(ET) /10:00~10:30PM(PT)
Today's Close-up Plus
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9:00~9:30AM(ET) /6:00~6:30AM(PT)
SCIENCE ZERO
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Sat
 
4:30~5:00PM(ET) /1:30~2:00PM(PT)
Sandwichman's Let Me Take a Bath
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Tue
 
9:15~9:45PM(ET) /6:15~6:45PM(PT)
Sat
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RE 4:15~4:45AM(ET) /1:15~1:45AM(PT)
Darwin's Amazing Animals
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Sat
 
7:10~7:40PM(ET) /4:10~4:40PM(PT)
Charider--The Cyclist
©NHK
Wed
 
4:00~4:50AM(ET) /1:00~1:50AM(PT)
Three Days, Three Nights
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Sun
 
12:30~1:00AM(ET) /9:30~10:00PM(PT)
Leisurely Railway Journey Across Japan
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Tue
 
1:30~2:00AM(ET) /10:30~11:00PM(PT)
Strolling with Tamori
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Sun
 
7:10~8:00PM(ET) /4:10~5:00PM(PT)
Mon
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RE 2:00~2:50AM(ET) /11:00~11:50PM(PT)
The Professionals
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Tue
 
11:15~12:10PM(ET) /8:15~9:10PM(PT)
Thu
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RE 3:00~3:50AM(ET) /12:00~12:50AM(PT)
Midnight Documentary
Mon
 
9:00~9:30AM(ET) /6:00~6:30AM(PT)
Somewhere Street
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Sat
 
2:00~3:00PM(ET) /11:00~12:00PM(PT)
Medical Checkup of Great Figures
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Fri
 
12:35~1:35AM(ET) /9:35~10:35PM(PT)
The Fountain of Ancient Wisdom
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Thu
 
12:10~1:00AM(ET) /9:10~10:00PM(PT)
Naoki Matayoshi's Heureka!
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Wed
 
12:10~1:00AM(ET) /9:10~10:00PM(PT)
Thu
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Gentle Journeys
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Sun
 
7:30~8:00AM(ET) /4:30~5:00AM(PT)
Seasoning the Seasons
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Mon
 
4:00~5:00AM(ET) /1:00~2:00AM(PT)
March to Recovery
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Sun
 
10:10~11:00AM(ET) /7:10~8:00AM(PT)
Historical Anecdote
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Wed
 
11:15~12:10PM(ET) /8:15~9:10PM(PT)
Thu
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At Home with Venetia in Kyoto
Thu
 
4:00~4:30PM(ET) /1:00~1:30PM(PT)
Hometown Stories
Sun
 
8:25~9:00AM(ET) /5:25~6:00AM(PT)
The Mark of Beauty
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Mon
 
4:00~4:30PM(ET) /1:00~1:30PM(PT)
True Life Turnaround Stories
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Mon
 
11:15~12:10PM(ET) /8:15~9:10PM(PT)
Tue
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RE 3:00~3:50AM(ET) /12:00~12:50AM(PT)
Hurray to the Angler
©NHK
Wed
 
1:30~2:00AM(ET) /10:30~11:00PM(PT)
Tokyo Local Information NETADORI!
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Fri
 
9:00~9:30AM(ET) /6:00~6:30AM(PT)
#Teenagers
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Sun
 
4:30~5:00AM(ET) /1:30~2:00AM(PT)
Core Kyoto
©NHK
Fri
 
6:30~7:00AM(ET) /3:30~4:00AM(PT)
NHK Special 5min
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Sun
 
2:50~3:00PM(ET) /11:50~12:00PM(PT)

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