Tuesday, March 28, 2023

NHK World-Japan: Focus in August

This August, the theme of NHK WORLD-Japan is “Idealism+AI=Utopia?” Is.

Also on the show: the science fiction drama “Three Reigns”, the English language version of which celebrated its world premiere at the Nippon Connection Film Festival this year.

Idealism and artificial intelligence

Teenage Reign – Japan is in deep stagnation. To revive the country, the government is relying on the “Utop-AI” experiment, in which the selection of new leaders is left to an artificial intelligence.

The program aims to combine the idealism of the youth with the wisdom of the past provided by AI. Ultimately, the choice of artificial intelligence falls on a 17-year-old boy who leads a management team of other youngsters.

• Sunday August 21 – Episode 1
• Sunday August 28 – Episode 2

• Subtitles 2:10 / 14:10 . with
• Sync version 8:10 / 20:10

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old and new war

“Artist Against War”

The new episode of the Artists Against War series follows Japanese contemporary artist Morimura Yasumasa and his reaction to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Known for his own paintings, the internationally acclaimed artist has clear ideas on how artists should react to recent events.

• Wednesday August 3rd at 3:30 AM / 8:30 AM / 2:30 PM / 7:30 PM / 12:30 AM

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“Daily Life in Time of War”

The documentary “Daily Life in Times of War” is about young people’s diverse efforts to preserve the knowledge of those who survived World War II for generations to come. They interview survivors to learn what it was like to be in the war. To prevent their stories from being forgotten, they ban it, for example, in video games or animations.


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• Saturday August 6th at 2:10 am / 8:10 am / 2:10 pm / 8:10 pm

“Sharing the Future”

Sharing the Future is a collection of inspiring stories about the people of Japan trying new ideas and efforts to support communities in developing countries around the world.

• Wednesday August 3 at 4:30 AM / 9:30 AM / 3:30 PM / 9:30 PM

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