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Mika’s Miracle


ひとみをありがとう 未歌ちゃん12歳の出発 [NTV]

|Length : 27min. |Year : 1991

More than 300,000 visually-impaired people in Japan are waiting for cornea transplant operations, but very few people have registered at eye banks as cornea donors. However, Mika Ogawa, a schoolgirl in Osaka, is one of the lucky ones. She becomes able to see for the first time in her life thanks to the good-will of unknown people and a doctor's determination. This is a heartwarming documentary on Mika, her family, and her doctor.

The School with No Blackboard


黒板のない学校 [NHK]

|Length : 30min. |Year : 1991

Mr.Yoshiyuki Odajima (55), whose arms and legs were paralyzed due to rheumatic fever, opened a school for junior high school students. The policy of this school is "Not to teach, but to learn together".

Growing Up Together


私の共育ち [NHK]

|Length : 30min. |Year : 1991

The program shows Mrs.Yamamoto, who claims that "her son helped to strengthen the family bond", with her family as well as with the children of an institution.

Goodbye, Clown


ピエロにさようなら [NHK]

|Length : 30min. |Year : 1991

Ms.Michiko Abe (37), who has continued to struggle with cerebral palsy since the time she was born, says that she was an "ever smiling clown". The program deals with independence in handicapped people.

Noboru’s Workshop


地域で支えるノボルの店 [NHK]

|Length : 30min. |Year : 1991

"Workshop-Nobiro and Noboru's Store" is a store which Nobiro School, an institute for the mentally disabled, made for Mr. Takahashi with the cooperation of people in the community.

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