Documentary

Featured Programs

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Life Is a Journey ? A French Top Chef Discovers Japan
12/ 15 (Sat) 12:10AM(ET) /9:10PM(PT)
Featuring distinguished programs ranging from entertainment shows to documentaries.

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Last Survivor of an Unknown Amazon Tribe
12/ 16 (Sun) 10:15PM(ET) /7:15PM(PT)
A 16-year-long record of an isolated Amazon tribe in Brazil, uncontacted by the civilized society-- which is called "Isolado." 30 years ago, Brazilian authorities protected two naked men who appeared from thick forest all at once. Their language was completely unknown. As one of them has already died, this one tribe will disappear before very long. What happened to the tribe and left the two men all alone, is still shrouded in mystery.

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Hiroshi Mikitani
12/ 17 (Mon) 8:00PM(ET) /5:00PM(PT)
The program unveils the family history of TV celebrities.

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Monk
12/ 17 (Mon) 11:15PM(ET) /8:15PM(PT)
A documentary series that focuses on first-class professionals from various fields.

12/ 20 (Thu) 9:15PM(ET) /6:15PM(PT)

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12/ 20 (Thu) 2:00AM(ET) /11:00PM(PT)
Kimono are facing an existential crisis: fewer people are wearing them and artisans are hard-pressed to find successors. A kimono shop owner in Fukuoka has started a project to raise their profile through the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. He hopes to see a kimono representing each of the 206 countries and regions made by then. The program chronicles his team's efforts to bring tradition and innovation to the global stage.

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"Heisei Scoop Documentary" Part 3: Incomplete Political Reform
12/ 22 (Sat) 10:15PM(ET) /7:15PM(PT)
Part 3 reflects on unknown stories about the introduction of the single-seat constituency system back in 1994, which made a massive change in Japan's politics. Looking into relevant primary documents and evidences, we will take a broad view of politics of the Heisei period.

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12/ 24 (Mon) 5:00PM(ET) /2:00PM(PT)
This unconventional art program introduces the great variety of beauty to be found in the arts and crafts related to everyday Japanese life.

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Chushingura
12/ 28 (Fri) 12:45AM(ET) /9:45PM(PT)
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.

Part2
12/ 30 (Sun) 1:05AM(ET) /10:05PM(PT)

Regulary Aired Programs

Asia Insight
©NHK
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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
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10:15~11:15PM(ET) /7:15~8:15PM(PT)
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10:15~11:15PM(ET) /7:15~8:15PM(PT)
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RE 5:10~6:00AM(ET) /2:10~3:00AM(PT)
Haiku Poetry
©NHK
Sat
 
6:30~7:00AM(ET) /3:30~4:00AM(PT)
Tanka Poetry
©NHK
Sat
 
6:00~6:30AM(ET) /3:00~3:30AM(PT)
Meet the Legend
©NHK
Wed
 
12:05~12:15AM(ET) /9:05~9:15PM(PT)
World News Academy
©NHK
Sun
 
11:00~11:40AM(ET) /8:00~8:40AM(PT)
Natural Grandeur of the East
©NHK
Sun
 
8:15~8:30AM(ET) /5:15~5:30AM(PT)
Journey of the Heart Across Japan
©NHK
Thu
 
1:00~2:00AM(ET) /10:00~11:00PM(PT)
10-kilometer Run at Travel Destinations
©NHK
Mon
 
1:30~2:00AM(ET) /10:30~11:00PM(PT)
IPPIN-Japan's Finest
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Wed
 
5:00~5:30PM(ET) /2:00~2:30PM(PT)
RYU'S TALKING LIVE
©テレビ東京
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)
Today's Close-up Plus
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9:00~9:30AM(ET) /6:00~6:30AM(PT)
SCIENCE ZERO
©NHK
Sat
 
4:30~5:00PM(ET) /1:30~2:00PM(PT)
Darwin's Amazing Animals
©NHK
Sat
 
7:10~7:40PM(ET) /4:10~4:40PM(PT)
Charider--The Cyclist
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Wed
 
4:00~4:30AM(ET) /1:00~1:30AM(PT)
Three Days, Three Nights
©NHK
Tue
 
11:45~12:15PM(ET) /8:45~9:15PM(PT)
Sat
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RE 5:35~6:00AM(ET) /2:35~3:00AM(PT)
Leisurely Railway Journey Across Japan
©NHK
Tue
 
1:30~2:00AM(ET) /10:30~11:00PM(PT)
Strolling with Tamori
©NHK
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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Mon
 
11:15~12:05PM(ET) /8:15~9:05PM(PT)
Tue
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RE 3:00~3:50AM(ET) /12:00~12:50AM(PT)
Beautiful Moments Around The World 10min.
Mon
 
12:05~12:15AM(ET) /9:05~9:15PM(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
 
12:15~1:00AM(ET) /9:15~10:00PM(PT)
Naoki Matayoshi's Heureka!
©NHK
Wed
 
12:15~1:00AM(ET) /9:15~10:00PM(PT)
Gentle Journeys
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Sun
 
8:30~9:00AM(ET) /5:30~6:00AM(PT)
Seasoning the Seasons
©NHK
Mon
 
4:00~5:00AM(ET) /1:00~2:00AM(PT)
March to Recovery
©NHK
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10:10~11:00AM(ET) /7:10~8:00AM(PT)
Historical Anecdote
©NHK
Wed
 
11:15~12:05PM(ET) /8:15~9:05PM(PT)
Sat
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At Home with Venetia in Kyoto
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Sat
 
12:00~12:35PM(ET) /9:00~9:35AM(PT)
Hometown Stories
Sun
 
3:00~3:35AM(ET) /12:00~12:35AM(PT)
The Mark of Beauty
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Mon
 
5:00~5:30PM(ET) /2:00~2:30PM(PT)
Hurray to the Angler
©NHK
Wed
 
1:30~2:00AM(ET) /10:30~11:00PM(PT)
Tokyo Local Information NETADORI!
©NHK
Fri
 
9:00~9:30AM(ET) /6:00~6:30AM(PT)
#Teenagers
©NHK
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)
TOKYO Deep!
©NHK
Tue
 
1:00~1:30AM(ET) /10:00~10:30PM(PT)

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