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NHK WORLD Broadcasts on the 70th Anniversary of the End of the War

NHK’s international broadcasting service, NHK WORLD, will present a wide range of news and programs on TV, radio and the Internet on themes related to the 70th anniversary of the post-war period this summer.

On NHK WORLD TV, the 45-minute news program, NEWSROOM TOKYO, and hourly news broadcast, NEWSLINE, will deliver intensive coverage of the anniversaries of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The debate program, GLOBAL AGENDA, analyses the role Japan and South Korea should take to promote security and prosperity in the region.

On the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombings, NEWSLINE will broadcast a series of special reports from Monday 3rd to Sunday 9th August, featuring such topics as how people in Hiroshima and Nagasaki are now endeavouring to pass on the experiences of the atomic bombings.

NEWSROOM TOKYO anchor Sho Beppu will broadcast from Hiroshima on August 6th, hearing the views of atomic bomb survivors who have long campaigned for the abolition of nuclear weapons and conveying Hiroshima’s peace messages.

NEWSLINE will be extended with in-depth reports on the commemorative days of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and the end of the war. The National Memorial Service for the War Dead will also be broadcast live for the first time ever on the international service.