NHK is Japan’s public broadcasting station. JAPAN HOUSE Los Angeles will share some of the major documentaries produced by NHK, covering the efforts made in Japan to fight the spread of COVID-19 on this page. These documentaries are offered for a limited time as indicated in each of the respective documentary sections below.
COVID-19: Fighting a Pandemic
|Available:||Until September 22, 2020|
What can be done to stop this mysterious virus? Researchers are working to contain the spread and are learning new facts about infection mechanisms. The latest research reveals how tiny droplets carrying the virus can remain in the air for some time. We bring you reports from the frontlines of the fight against a pandemic.
COVID-19: Battle on the Cruise Ship
|Available:||Until August 9, 2020|
Japanese authorities faced their first large cluster of COVID-19 infections in early February when the Diamond Princess luxury cruise ship returned to port in Yokohama. Of the 3,700 passengers and crew, more than 700 were infected with the novel coronavirus, and 13 people died. NHK conducted an in-depth investigation into what happened on board the ship. It reveals a microcosm of Japan's battle against the virus, and offers important clues for managing the crisis.