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Detroit Riots, 50 Years On

American journalist John Hersey (1914-1993) opened the eyes of much of the world to the aftermath of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. In this program, Cannon Hersey retraces his grandfather’s footsteps and considers the domestic climate in the United States since the start of the Trump presidency. In 1967, amidst racial strife, John Hersey wrote that every white person bore some degree of responsibility for violence against African-Americans. Half a century later, racial and religious prejudices are again spawning attacks. The program explores the seeds of hate and what they might grow into.

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Train Cruise: Izu: from Rugged Coastline to Inland Warmth

Izu Peninsula is a famous hot springs area located about 1 hour by Shinkansen bullet train from Tokyo. On this Train Cruise, we ride on two railways that travel the peninsula. On the eastern shore's Izu Kyuko Railway, we visit an attractive and mysterious area designated as a Geopark by UNESCO. On the Sunzu Line of the Izu Hakone Tetsudo, we are delighted by the train's popular animated character decorations and visit an unmanned station and historical temple. This is an opportunity to enjoy hot springs and taste the other attractions of Izu.

  • 2018-07-21T08:00:00-07:00
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Ghost Blood Vessels

99% of human blood vessels are said to be capillaries. With age, these tiny tubules break, becoming hollow "ghost" vessels that cause wrinkles in the skin. Scientists are now finding they are also tied to higher risks from age-related ailments, including osteoporosis and Alzheimer's disease. Using the latest in biological imaging and super-high-resolution 3D CGI, this program delves into the mechanism behind broken capillaries. It also examines how to slow down or even repair the damage to help people live longer, healthier lives.

  • 2018-07-28T08:00:00-07:00
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Train Crusie: A Taste of Japanese Culture Along The Oigawa River

The Oi River (Oigawa) flows through the center of Shizuoka Prefecture starting from the Southern Alps. The OigawaRailways run a distance of 65km along the river. They feature a nostalgic steam locomotive and a tram which climbs a steep hill. This route draws the attention of railway enthusiasts as a functioning railway theme park. Along the route, we encounter thriving traditional Japanese culture and view beautiful forest scenery from the windows of retro rail cars. Our traveler this time is Francesco Bellissimo, a food researcher from Italy.

  • 2018-08-04T08:00:00-07:00
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Living Ninja Legend Masaaki Hatsumi

Masaaki Hatsumi, 84 years old, is a living ninja in modern times. He is the grandmaster of Togakure-ryu, a ninjutsu school that was founded about 900 years ago, and has drawn attention from the FBI and other government agencies as they train in survival skills and how to dodge enemy attacks and save one’s life. Hatsumi’sdisciples and followers are estimated at more than 100,000 around the world. His ninjutsu is now even taught at the university in California as a regular course.

  • 2018-08-11T08:00:00-07:00
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