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SERIES Masters of Their Profession | The More Mistakes, the Better Life Gets : Takao Furuno-farmer


プロフェッショナル 仕事の流儀 | 失敗の数だけ、人生は楽しい [NHK]

|Length : 45min. |Year : 2009

Takao Furuno is the farmer who consolidated "duck rice farming", a method which enables large yields of rice without the use of pesticides and chemical fertilizers. The method has now spread; it is being put to practice in countries across the globe. In 2007, Furuno challenged himself to take the method one step further, to evolve it into an entirely new method. If successful, this new method would save significant time and effort, allowing the yielding of rice without the hard labor of growing seedlings and planting rice plants. The program focuses in on farmer Furuno's philosophies, as he works on-site.

SERIES Masters of Their Profession | A Farewell to Arms and Hatred


プロフェッショナル 仕事の流儀 | 銃よ、憎しみよ、さようなら [NHK]

|Length : 48min. |Year : 2009

Rumiko Seya steps into front lines of conflict zones across the globe to take part in DDR (Disarmament, Demobilization, Reintegration) projects. These projects attempt to retrieve weapons from ex-soldiers in former conflict zones, and to reintegrate these ex-soldiers back into society. Seya has received much praise for the DDR work she had done in Afghanistan, among other places. Currently, she is taking part in a massive DDR project in Sudan which aims to reintegrate 180,000 ex-soldiers back into society over a span of four years. The program zooms in on Seya's ability to talk face to face with battle-scarred souls, as she leads them toward peace.

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