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NHK World Special: Standing Up, Moving Forward: Miracle Diplomas

Airs Friday, June 24, 2011 at 9:30 p.m. on KPBS TV

Above: Japanese school children as featured in "Standing Up, Moving Forward: Miracle Diplomas." This episode features these school children, their parents and teachers, fighting back and working together to overcome the tragedy of the Great East Japan Earthquake.

Three months after the Great East Japan Earthquake, Japanese public broadcaster NHK produced a three-part documentary series, "NHK World Special: Standing Up, Moving Forward," featuring people in the affected region trying to overcome the sorrow and recover from the devastation.

March in Japan is the season of graduation ceremonies. After the devastating earthquake hit on March 11, 2011, circumstances surrounding school children changed drastically. The second episode features these school children, their parents and teachers, fighting back and working together to overcome the tragedy and go forward into the future.

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"NHK World Special: Standing Up, Moving Forward: Unforgettable" will air Friday, July 1, 2011 at 11:30 p.m. on KPBS TV.