PHYTHAGORASWITCH: THE MARBLE BROTHERS' GREAT ADVENTURE
Category Up to 6 Fiction
Prix Jeunesse International Award
PythagoraSwitch is a children’s program that helps enhance thinking skills and shows how certain mechanisms work. It features a popular segment in which rolling marbles trigger a convoluted series of events in a Pythagorean device, commonly known as the Rube Goldberg machine. In this episode of PythagoraSwitch, the segment has been turned into an adventure story starring a marble named Bisuke. It’s a dramatic tale filled with excitement and songs.
JAPANGLE: PUBLIC RESTROOMS
This program is created for Japanese teenagers. Schools in Japan teach history, but they don’t have lessons that enable kids to easily understand the origins of Japanese culture or how they’re connected to Japanese culture today. Each edition of “JAPANGLE” examines Japanese culture from four angles: design, history, skill, and spirit, thereby highlighting the aesthetics and wisdom that Japanese have passed from generation to generation. We created the show in the hope that Japanese teenagers will learn things that help them introduce their country to foreign visitors towards the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
The FACES is a global project for public broadcasters to participate and gather 2 minutes testimonies of those who experienced being bullied, so that those who are suffering can find clues to get out from the situation.
NHK broadcasts the testimonies from all over the world as a segment in a regular show with a wish that they would bring a ray of hope to the current victims, no matter how small. These testimonies are delivered online so that the victims can easily access and find that they are not alone and will realize that many in the world are beside them.