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Rumbling – at a railroad workplace –


轟音 ある鉄道員たちの現場 [KTV]

|Length : 47min. |Year : 2000

Steam locomotives disappeared from the public stages of the Japanese railroad in 1975. Currently, in the forefront are sophisticated trains such as the bullet trains "shinkansen" controlled by high-grade computers. Even in such a modern Japan, steam locomotives are still being preserved and operated on a few routes. This documentary portrays the crew and the trainee who struggle in conditions including oxygen scarcity and heat that reaches 70 degrees Celsius.

Empathy as Therapy: Bringing New Hope to Dementia Caregiving


生きること 認知症の心に寄り添う「バリデーション」 [KTV]

|Length : 47min |Year : 2016

It is predicted that by 2025, one in every five Japanese people over the age of 65 will be afflicted with dementia. Care for increasing dementia patients is urgent, but conditions for caregivers are harsh, and shortage of personnel is a serious problem. How can we give our loved ones the care they deserve?Naoko Tsumura, professor at Kansai University of Welfare Sciences, embraces “Validation”, a method to empathize and foster better communication with dementia patients. In nursing homes that have introduced Validation, the relationships between caregivers and families, and the patients, have slowly improved, providing new hope for all.


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