NHKAward Winning Programs

2017.11.3

NHK wins at the ABU Prizes.

ABU Prize

China / Chengdu

MIRACLE BODY: Russia's Golden Mermaids

TV Sports Program

ABU Prize

This documentary scientifically investigates two of Russia’s top synchronized swimmers. It reveals how their bodies have evolved to gain an ability akin to that of aquatic mammals. Russia's golden duo shows how years of targeted training can turn the impossible into the possible.

FROM THE PRODUCER

Dogs and Cats:The Hidden Victims of War

Radio Documentary

ABU Prize

In Japan in December 1944, the Ministry of Munitions and the Ministry of Health and Welfare co-issued an official “pet contribution” notice: “All citizens are required to sacrifice their dogs to the government to help increase production of fur and leather for military use, eradicate rabies, and reduce dog-inflicted injuries in air raids.” This official notice was spread to residents through neighborhood associations. The worsening war and oppressive situation gave owners no choice but to turn in their pet dogs. In Hokkaido, cats were also targeted. Over 93,000 dogs and cats were killed throughout Japan. With the support of Hideko Nishida, a historian of wartime materials, this program sheds light on these hidden victims of war.

FROM THE PRODUCER

Expressions from the Obscure

Best ABU Perspective TV Program

Honorable Mention

In Japan in December 1944, the Ministry of Munitions and the Ministry of Health and Welfare co-issued an official “pet contribution” notice: “All citizens are required to sacrifice their dogs to the government to help increase production of fur and leather for military use, eradicate rabies, and reduce dog-inflicted injuries in air raids.” This official notice was spread to residents through neighborhood associations. The worsening war and oppressive situation gave owners no choice but to turn in their pet dogs. In Hokkaido, cats were also targeted. Over 93,000 dogs and cats were killed throughout Japan. With the support of Hideko Nishida, a historian of wartime materials, this program sheds light on these hidden victims of war.

FROM THE PRODUCER

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