NHKAward Winning Programs


NHK wins at the Chicago International Television Festival.

Chicago International Television Festival

United States / Chicago

Pingu in the City

Television Series: Animated Series

Silver Hugo

Pingu has moved with his family to the big city from a small village. He meets many penguins doing interesting jobs, chef, florist, fireman, and more. Pingu tries to give them a hand, but sometimes his mischievousness gets him into trouble. But thanks to his wit, everything goes fine!


Breaking Their Silence: Women in Wartime Manchuria

Television Program: Nonfiction Program

Silver Hugo

In 1945, 20-year-old Harue Sato was living on a Japanese settlement in Manchuria, northeastern China, when she made a gut-wrenching decision: She agreed to go into sexual servitude to help ensure the safety of her settlers. The settlement was one of hundreds set up before and during World War Two to cement Japanese control of the region. But after Japan’s defeat, the residents’ very survival was at risk. Desperate, the leaders of Harue’s settlement offered 15 teens and young women to advancing Soviet troops in return for protection, an arrangement they called “entertainment.” Despite their sacrifice, surviving women endured decades of shame back home in Japan before finally deciding to speak out. Through first-hand accounts and interviews, this program reveals a new chapter in Japan’s wartime history, and illustrates how the collateral damage wrought by war leaves scars that span generations.


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