Production Year 2006
Young Masters of Shamisen – The Struggle to Become Japan’s Top Shamisen Player –
僕だけのじょんから節 ～津軽三味線 日本一に挑む～ [NHK]
｜Length : 45min. ｜Year : 2006 ｜
Japan's national competition for Tsugaru shamisen players is held every May in the northern city of Hirosaki. Most of the competitors were in their teens or twenties. Young players are revolutionizing the world of the shamisen. Having grown up with jazz, rock, and other modern music, they've developed new playing styles-sometimes even adapting guitar techniques-to dramatically expand the range of expression that's possible with the three-stringed instrument.
In "Young Masters of the Shamisen", we spend a month with three young players as they prepare for the 2006 national competition and gather in Hirosaki City to join the battle for the title.
Pythagora Switch III | Pythagora Switch III
｜Length : 10min. x13 ｜Year : 2006 ｜
Structures full of wonders, interesting ways of thinking and various laws are hidden in our daily lives. For example, a box becomes a flat piece of paper; there are various units to count different things; something that rotates always has an axis, to name a few.
This new TV program series introduces such 'surprises' for children, which helps them see things in different ways once they understand them.
The purpose of this series is to bring up children's thinking power.
1. This Will Make You Stronger
2. All You Need Is One
3. It's Shaped That Way On Purpose
4. Which One Is Moving?
5. You Can Figure It Out By Vertical and Horizontal
6. You Can Compare Them This Way
7. Reasoning Logic
8. A Device For Gathering
9. Choose From A Sample
10. Why Is It Bumpy?
11. It Can Be Used Anywhere
12. A Device That Makes Things Easier To See
13. A Device That Prevent You From Making A Mistake
ABU Voyage to the Future | ABU Voyage to the Future
ABU 未来への航海 [NHK]
｜Length : 10min. x3 ｜Year : 2006 ｜
In July 2005, 23 teenagers from seven Asian countries and regions visited Malaysian Borneo under the auspices of ABU, the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union. They had come to participate in an environmental learning project called ABU Voyage to the Future, which focused on the ecosystem of the tropical rainforest.
[series I 2005]
Episode 1: Elephants, Humans, and the Rainforest
Episode 2: Life in a Mountain Village
Episode 3: Message from the Rainforest