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NHK World Special: Standing Up, Moving Forward: Unforgettable

Airs Friday, July 1, 2011 at 11:30 p.m. on KPBS TV

Credit: American Public Television

Above: Mr. Kimura and his daughter as featured in "Standing Up, Moving Forward: Unforgettable." The program follows Mr. Kimura and his two daughters, as they rebuild their lives after 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.

The third episode features a family who is living in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture. Ishinomaki is a town focused on the fishing industry. Mr. Kimura is a third generation owner of Oyster cultivation, but his house has been destroyed by the tsunami, and sadly on top of this, he lost his wife and his eldest son. The program will follow Mr. Kimura and his two daughters.

"Standing Up, Moving Forward: Bringing Photography To Life" aired on Friday, June 17, 2011 at 11:30 p.m. on KPBS TV

"Standing Up, Moving Forward: Miracle Diplomas" aired on Friday, June 24, 2011 at 9:30 p.m. on KPBS TV.

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