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Production Year 2014

SERIES Listen to the Earth | Learn how tornados are formed


竜巻の正体を知ろう [NHK]

|Length : 10min. |Year : 2014

Why do tornados occur? We go to the meteorological museum in Tokyo with weather forecaster Kyoko Sasaki to see a device that creates tornados, while investigating how they form. It’s very difficult to predict just when and where a tornado will occur. Learn ways to protect yourself and how to seek shelter from a tornado.

SERIES Listen to the Earth | Predict the path of typhoons


台風の進路を予測しよう [NHK]

|Length : 10min. |Year : 2014

Typhoons pass by Japan every year between summer and autumn, causing widespread damage. But typhoons are actually a predictable natural disaster. Meteorologist Kosaku Moteki explains how to read typhoon course forecast maps and how typhoons are born and develop in an easy-to-understand way.

SERIES The Power to Save Lives in Disasters | Rescue dog and Handler


災害救助犬・指導手 [NHK]

|Length : 10min. |Year : 2014

In a major earthquake, when buildings collapse or landslides happen, only human eyes may not be enough to find people needing rescue. This is where the excellent sense of smell of rescue dogs are needed. The camera follows rescue dog handler Shoko Furukawa and her dog teammate, Tae, during their training.

SERIES The Power to Save Lives in Disasters | Tokyo Fire Department’s Hyper Rescue


東京消防庁・ハイパーレスキュー [NHK]

|Length : 10min. |Year : 2014

Tokyo Fire Department’s Fire Rescue Task force, commonly called Hyper Rescue is visited at their training facility and the preparation and training of the team members are introduced. Commander Masatoshi Shimoyama talks about his first-hand experiences during the Great East Japan Earthquake, and gives his thoughts on what we should do after a major fire or earthquake.

SERIES The Power to Save Lives in Disasters | Developing Rescue Robots


ロボット開発で災害に備える [NHK]

|Length : 10min. |Year : 2014

One means for dealing with disasters is the development of various robots to aid humans in disaster relief efforts. In this episode, we will see a helicopter-like robot, and a robot that entered the nuclear power plant after an explosion during the Great East Japan Earthquake, and more.

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