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NHK - Executive Non Decision: A-Bomb History Rewritten (2016)  Video

Posted by Tutorial at Nov. 29, 2016
NHK - Executive Non Decision: A-Bomb History Rewritten (2016)

NHK - Executive Non Decision: A-Bomb History Rewritten (2016)
HDTV | 1280 x 720 | .MKV/AVC @ 1883 Kbps | 50 mins | English AAC 112 Kbps, 2 channels | 713 MB
Genre: Documentary, History, War

In 1945, the United States dropped 2 atomic bombs on Japan. Then President Harry Truman explained the decision was made to save thousands of American lives. People have accepted this explanation without question for decades. But recently, materials have surfaced that paint a more nuanced picture of what actually occurred. This program reexamines events in the months leading up to the bombings, and tries to determine how one of the most important events in history was rewritten after the war.

NHK Great Nature - The Enigmatic Island: Tasmania (2014)  Video

Posted by notbanned at Nov. 27, 2016
NHK Great Nature - The Enigmatic Island: Tasmania (2014)

NHK Great Nature - The Enigmatic Island: Tasmania (2014)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 3727 Kbps | 48mn 59s | 1.32 GiB
Audio: English AAC 124 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: None
Genre: Documentary

The Tasmanian Wilderness is in western Tasmania, Australia's southernmost island. It's a rich area that shows traces of the Earth's early history when Tasmania split off from Antarctica. Frenchmans Cap, a prominent peak formed when sedimentary rocks metamorphosed about a billion years ago, is surrounded by trees that are the descendants of plants that used to grow in ancient times. Bathurst Harbour, the world's only reddish colored body of water, is home to some bizarre deep-sea creatures. This episode captures the wonders of nature through a look at the sea and mountains of Tasmania.

NHK - The Phone of the Wind: Whispers to Lost Families (2016)  Video

Posted by Tutorial at Nov. 22, 2016
NHK - The Phone of the Wind: Whispers to Lost Families (2016)

NHK - The Phone of the Wind: Whispers to Lost Families (2016)
HDTV | 1280 x 720 | .MKV/AVC @ 3328 Kbps | 48mn 59s | English AAC 126 kbps, 2 channels | 1.21 GB
Genre: Documentary

On a hill overlooking the ocean in Otsuchi Town in northeastern Japan is a phone booth known as the "Telephone of the Wind". It is connected to nowhere, but people come to "call" family members lost during the tsunami of the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake. Many visit the phone booth including a mother and 3 children who have lost their father. This documentary looks at the unique role that this phone is playing in helping the grieving process of many.

NHK - Cycle Around Japan: Riding with the Wind in Toyama (2016)  Video

Posted by notbanned at Nov. 20, 2016
NHK - Cycle Around Japan: Riding with the Wind in Toyama (2016)

NHK - Cycle Around Japan: Riding with the Wind in Toyama (2016)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 3181 Kbps | 48mn 15s | 1.12 GiB
Audio: English AAC 126 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: None
Genre: Documentary

This time we visit Toyama Prefecture in the Hokuriku region. Toyama is about 2 hours from Tokyo by Hokuriku Shinkansen. Bordered by the Sea of Japan to the north and the 3,000-meter Tateyama mountains to the south, this has been a fertile and prosperous area since ancient times. We'll climb into the deep mountains to visit villages that preserve the old ways of life, adapted to surviving and prospering in a harsh environment. The Gokayama region was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995, they are famous for their traditional gassho-zukuri farmhouses, some of which are more than 250 years old. The climax of the trip is a festival in Yatsuo that's been held continuously for over 300 years.

NHK Great Nature - Diamonds in the Mist: The Victoria Falls (2014)  Video

Posted by notbanned at Nov. 20, 2016
NHK Great Nature - Diamonds in the Mist: The Victoria Falls (2014)

NHK Great Nature - Diamonds in the Mist: The Victoria Falls (2014)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 3052 Kbps | 48mn 59s | 1.09 GiB
Audio: English AAC 124 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: None
Genre: Documentary

Africa's Victoria Falls is one of the world's major waterfalls. The amount of water that plummets into the giant chasm in the vast plain below it can be as much as 500 million liters per minute. The mist creates showers down like rain. The waterfall generates many other breathtaking optical phenomena such as circular rainbows and moonbows that gleam in the moonlight. Using a special camera, this episode captures many of the waterfall's enthralling phenomena and explores the secrets behind the formation of this giant natural wonder.
NHK - Cycle Around Japan: Okinawa - The Tropical Yaeyama Islands (2016)

NHK - Cycle Around Japan: Okinawa - The Tropical Yaeyama Islands (2016)
HDTV | 1280 x 720 | .MKV/AVC @ 3219 Kbps | 48mn 30s | English AAC 125 Kbps, 2 channels | 1.16 GB
Genre: Documentary

The Yaeyama islands in Okinawa Prefecture, where the lifestyle that has existed since ancient times is still strong. The trip is filled with discoveries, including the sabani boats of Ishigaki island made from logs, the exquisite scenery of Taketomi island, and a woman who carries on the tradition of minsa fabric. A stop on Hateruma leads to the island's only school, where kids from kindergarten to junior high study together. Immerse yourself in a 4-day journey through nature and culture.

NHK Great Nature - Deep Ocean: Revealing its Secrets (2012)  Video

Posted by notbanned at Oct. 29, 2016
NHK Great Nature - Deep Ocean: Revealing its Secrets (2012)

NHK Great Nature - Deep Ocean: Revealing its Secrets (2012)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 2626 Kbps | 28mn 59s | 572 MiB
Audio: English AAC 129 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: None
Genre: Documentary

The deep sea is the final largely unexplored part of the planet. A high-definition camera on a Japanese unmanned deep-sea probe vessel introduces the rare creatures that inhabit this amazing world off the coastal waters of Okinawa.

NHK - Road to Redemption (2016)  Video

Posted by notbanned at Oct. 24, 2016
NHK - Road to Redemption (2016)

NHK - Road to Redemption (2016)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 2130 Kbps | 48mn 59s | 793 MiB
Audio: English AAC 129 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: None
Genre: Documentary

Seven decades ago, two men stood on opposite sides of the front line in World War II. Mitsuo Fuchida was the chief commander of Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor. Jacob DeShazer, a US Army Air Force corporal, dropped incendiary bombs on Nagoya in a revenge raid. After the war, both became devout Christians and embarked on missions in each other's homeland. They met, and forged a firm bond. This story of former soldiers who overcame hatred and embraced peace carries a message that resonates today.
NHK - Dear Japanese People: Donald Keene and Literary Legends (2016)

NHK - Dear Japanese People: Donald Keene and Literary Legends (2016)
HDTV | 1280 x 720 | .MKV/AVC @ 1274 Kbps | 48mn 58s | English AAC 91.5 Kbps, 2 channels | 765 MB
Genre: Documentary

Looks at the life of American scholar Donald Keene, a pioneer in the research and translation of Japanese literature who laid the groundwork for putting Japan's prose and poetry on the world map. Hosted by actor Ken Watanabe, this program looks at Keene's appreciation of Japan and its traditional values, his first contact with the people of Japan during World War II, his relationships with great Japanese writers and his perception of the Japanese mindset.

NHK - High Clouds Railway to Tibet (2007)  Video

Posted by Tutorial at Oct. 13, 2016
NHK - High Clouds Railway to Tibet (2007)

NHK - High Clouds Railway to Tibet (2007)
HDTV | 1280 x 720 | .MKV/AVC @ 4000 Kbps | 46mn 1s | English AC-3 384 Kbps, 2 channels | 1.41 GB
Genre: Documentary

Traversing some of the highest terrains in the world, the Qinghai-Tibet Railway, in service since July 2006, makes the 4,064-kilometer trip from Beijing to Lhasa in 48 hours. It climbs to an ear-popping altitude of 5,072 meters above sea level passing through several tunnels that had to be carved out of frozen soil. It carries a wide range of passengers from businessmen seeking opportunities in Lhasa to pilgrims to the Potala Palace.