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Hometown Stories

With themes ranging from ancient traditions to contemporary social issues, these documentaries present intimate portraits of people's lives around Japan today.

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Network: Japan NHK World (2015 - now)
Schedule: Sundays (50 min)
Status: Running
Show Type: Documentary

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Light on a Raging River

Episode 2021-09-19; Sep 19, 2021

The Kuzuryu River is a symbol of Fukui Prefecture, central Japan. Local people know it as "the raging river" for its repeated flooding, but they also appreciate the profusion of its gifts. We filmed along a 5-km stretch in the middle part of the rive

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