DOCUMENTARY

  • newBorder

    Border

    The word, LGBT is now becoming a little bit familiar to us gradually. This documentary shows real people facing the "border" of their sexuality. The main topic is "GID" (Gender Indentity Disorder). They face the choice of the gender with reservation and this gender struggle is existing one in 2,800. This prgram goes through the process of their struggle with respect.

    Subcategory Documentary/Gender
    Duration 55min
    Episodes Special
    Production Year 2016
    Materials HD
  • newPrayer room next door

    Prayer room next door

    It is said there are approximately 120,000 population of Muslim. In spite of all incidents happening all over the world, all Muslim go to mosque, recite the Koran and pray five times a day. In this documentary, the life of Muslim in Japan is drawn as it is without any arguments.

    Subcategory Documentary/Religion
    Duration 55min
    Episodes Special
    Production Year 2016
    Materials HD
  • newEighteens considers a giant earthquake

    Eighteens considers a giant earthquake

    It has been 5 years since the Great East Japan Earthquake. The damaged areas are still on the way of reconstruction. Tokai area, where CBC TV locates, is also facing a approximately 70% of the Nankai Trough Earthquake within 30 years. The preparation pushed by the government and media is on progress however, what we cannot forget is "mutual assistance". The enviornment which allows us to work on mutual assistance in each local area can save much more life.

    Subcategory Documentary/Earthquake
    Duration 55min
    Episodes Special
    Production Year 2016
    Materials HD
  • A Journey to Meet Humpback Whales

    A Journey to Meet Humpback Whales

    Takaji Ochi, one of the most active underwater photographer in Japan, has been taking whale’s pictures more than 10 years now. He explains the sea in Tonga is “the miracle place you can meet whale family so close”. Every year from July to October, humpback whales come to this sea for bearing, nurturing, and coupling and you can even swim there with local operators.
    We apply to humpback whales with Mr. Ochi to get their real trust and attempt to shoot their nurturing by 4K for the first time in the world.

    Subcategory Documentary/Nature, Journey
    Duration 84min
    Episodes Special
    Production Year 2015
    Materials HD
  • A Message from Chimpanzees '15

    A Message from Chimpanzees '15

    Ai and Ayumu, the most famous chimpanzee's mother and son in Japan because of their unusual ability for language and numbers, are again passing their great message to us through the program.
    Ayumu, is now a grown man and still is spending his life agonizing about Pan, his secret crush. He admires his father, Akira, the pack leader, but does not know what to do at all.
    The short stories about chimpanzee that shares same gene and heart with human tell us the mystery and loveliness about us.

    Subcategory Documentary/Nature, Science
    Duration 55min
    Episodes Special
    Production Year 2015
    Materials HD
  • Traditional MATSURI Series

    Traditional MATSURI Series

    In Japan, traditional festival "Matsuri" takes a big part of each area. Even in this modern and developed society, people still care the old customs and gods live in their local area. Not only for enshrining their own gods but also for re-connecting distant neighbors, Matsuri still works a great part of local incidents. We spot 4 different kinds of Matsuri in our Chubu area and shows you their beauty and tradition and people living with it.

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    Subcategory Documentary/Japanese Culture
    Duration 55min
    Episodes Special
    Production Year 2008-
    Materials HD
  • A Message from Chimpanzees '14

    Message From A Message from Chimpanzees '14

    It's said Chimpanzee is the closest creature to human begin on the earth because DNA arrangements of them and ours are 98% common. This program delivers the message from Chimpanzee by figuring our human evolution from Chimpanzee.
    Ayumu, a male chimpanzee 13 years old, can't concentrate on his study recently because he's in love and feel conflicted with the relationship with his father. However Ayumu has a great talent to remember all numbers on the monitor at once and no human could ever beat him. Why does he have such good memory? The answer surprised the world and we see what we god instead of memory ability. Let's find the answer of our own evolution with chimpanzee.

    Subcategory Documentary/Nature, Science
    Duration 55min
    Episodes Special
    Production Year 2014
    Materials HD
  • Abandoned:Beloved Pets After Disaster

    Abandoned: Beloved Pets After Disaster

    This documentary features the disaster of Great East Japan Earthquake through pet's eyes. To tell anew miseries and existing situation of the disaster, we focus the hard circumstances of the pets and people who try to rescue them after the disaster.
    This program documented the volunteers scrambling for the animals protection in Sendai and a photographer trying to save animals in Fukushima. It also introduces a beloved dog and his affected owners that were separated from each others.

    Subcategory Documentary/Pets, Damage by earthquake
    Duration 60min
    Episodes Special
    Production Year 2013
    Materials HD
  • The Long Voyage World

    The Long Voyage World

    This program presents miracle and mystic lives in Atacama Desert in South America, where known as the harshness of nature.
    It rarely rains in the desert but there is a miracle day in few years that the desert becomes the carpet of wild flowers. Our shooting team travels through the desert to meet this miracle moment even though there is no guarantee they can meet it. Moreover, the miracle is not only the carpet of flowers but also starry sky said the most beautiful in the world, the moon shines like the sun, and ancient mummies naturally born from dry climate.

    Subcategory Documentary/Nature, Journey
    Duration 84min
    Episodes Special
    Production Year 2014
    Materials HD
  • World Travel Story

    World Travel Story

    CBC work on different kinds of documentaries annually and World Travel Story is one of them. This program is made one each year and started from 1997 and its sales is open from 2007.
    This series is to go to the areas we hardly can go considering the state of society with our unique theme such as environment, culture, food, nature and education to deliver "Real World". The program does not show any 'World Heritage' however tells all the story about the world you should know.
    CBC work on different kinds of documentaries annually and World Travel Story is one of them. This program is made one each year and started from 1997 and its sales is open from 2007.
    This series is to go to the areas we hardly can go considering the state of society with our unique theme such as environment, culture, food, nature and education to deliver "Real World". The program does not show any 'World Heritage' however tells all the story about the world you should know.

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    Subcategory Documentary/Nature, Journey
    Duration 84min
    Episodes Special
    Production Year 2007-
    Materials HD
  • Doctor in a Small Island

    Doctor in a Small Island

    Medical service in back-country is now facing a serious shortage of successors because of its image as a tough work.
    Masataka Okuno, however, expresses its attraction. He had been in a small island called Kamishima for 17 years as the only doctor. This program focuses his life as the only doctor in back-country and also a young doctor inherited Okuno’s will in Kamishima and shows the concrete idea of medical service in back-country.

    Subcategory Documentary/Family, Aging society, Medical service
    Duration 55min
    Episodes Special
    Production Year 2013
    Materials HD
  • baseball girls

    baseball girls

    In 2009, Japan Women’s Baseball League (JWBL) has officially come into existence at last. However, more than 60 years ago, there was a professional league for women in 1949. In that era, it was considered that women were not supposed to play baseball and even now JWBL is still minor.
    There are many girls falling in love with baseball and they choose baseball by their own will. Non-fiction writer, Shoichi Hasegawa, gets to the heart of baseball girls and the environment of women’s baseball.

    Subcategory Documentary/Sport
    Duration 55min
    Episodes Special
    Production Year 2013
    Materials HD
  • Ms. Kayoko The Nurturing Diva

    Ms. Kayoko The Nurturing Diva

    Kayoko Kubota is an old famous lady. “An elder woman, a brain scientist, who makes children very talented”. At her speech, tickets are always sold out. Her book is a best seller. However, her image of “making children talented” is something the media created, and is only one part of her feature. As a matter of fact, almost all of Kayoko’s days are dedicated to running classes instead of educating and making children talented. She is dealing with families with complicated problems through her classes.

    Subcategory Documentary/Family, Education
    Duration 55min
    Episodes Special
    Production Year 2013
    Materials HD
  • The Tinest Kingdom

    The Tinest Kingdom

    After 6 months of Tohoku Earthquake in 2011, Japan faced an enormous typhoon and a hundred was killed. A young CBC journalist visited Mie prefecture to report the disaster felt something was wrong. All victims here smile and seem like they are enjoying their life after the disaster.
    The victims live together in a temple however have to face their own choice to step forward. The ward mayor "Jiro-chan" kindly follows each choice.

    Subcategory Documentary/Family, Aging society
    Duration 55min
    Episodes Special
    Production Year 2013
    Materials HD
  • One Shot A Day

    One Shot A Day

    At Nagoya city, there is a photo shop called Fotops, and a young Japanese lady, Ami works at there. She has a photo exhibition and its rule is to distribute instant cameras to victims of Tohoku earthquake. The concept is only take one picture per day and to continue that for a month. How do they feel 'now' living there? What thoughts are on the victim’s minds to live their daily lives today?

    Subcategory Documentary/Family, Damage by earthquake
    Duration 55min
    Episodes Special
    Production Year 2013
    Materials HD
  • 'WORD' that moves company

    'WORD' that moves company

    When a growing corporation decides, there is always a representative line as spiritual prop. In this program, we look back the history of Kawakami Sangyo whose representative product is 'Putiputi', bubble sheet product, to protect wrapped materials. 'Putiputi' had been sold as 'Air Bag' however the president Kawakami decides to change its name beyond the strong objections from the employees. We face Kawakami Sangyo's strong will to live with 'a light era' in the program and Mr. Kawakami's representative words.

    Subcategory Documentary/Business, Industry
    Duration 48min
    Episodes Special
    Production Year 2012
    Materials HD
  • The World Heritage Shirakawago

    The World Heritage Shirakawago

    Shirakawago is located in Shirakawa, Ono District, Gifu Prefecture and listed in the World Heritage.
    The dwelling structure of "Gasshozukuri" transmitted for a long time remains in Shirakawago where is known as a heavy snowing area, and the residents live still in those "Gasshozukuri" houses now.

    Elementary school teacher, Mr. Wada, born and grown up in "Gasshozukuri" house in Shirakawago, is working on the class for history and culture in Shirakawago. Students choose the themes and research by themselves.
    Through the beautiful four seasons in Shirakawago, each student sees, feels, faces, attends and learns the warmth of those beautiful traditions.

    Subcategory Documentary/Japanese Culture
    Duration 55min
    Episodes Special
    Production Year 2003
    Materials HD
  • Laugh It Away and Say Goodbye

    Laugh It Away and Say Goodbye

    A small-sized business is bare bones of Japan and supports the economy from the foundation.
    Numerous subcontractors are indispensable in the manufacturing of Toyota cars. This documentary takes a close look at a small subcontractor.
    Mrs. Kobayakawa is the one of those subcontractors in Nagoya. Interestingly, she does not know where the parts she and her coworkers are making are set in a car at all. They do not know how much amount of work will be tomorrow until early-evening on the day before. However, their factory is always filled with great laughter. All seemed well until the Lehman shock that brought sharp decline of car sales. The only choice for owner was to close down the factory. However, the factory is still filled with laughter. Why?
    *Monte-Carlo TV Festival 2011 - Best News Documentary/ The age of regionalism video festival 2011 Grand Prize

    Subcategory Documentary/Unemployment, Family
    Duration 55min
    Episodes Special
    Production Year 2010
    Materials HD
  • Haori Coat of the Greatest Shogun, Ieyasu

    Haori Coat of the Greatest Shogun, Ieyasu

    Ieyasu Tokugawa is the first SHOGUN in Edo Shogunate and one of the most famous SHOGUN in Japan because of his greatness. There is a haori coat (normally wears on Kimono) Ieyasu loved and has been left in pieces until now. This documentary follows that craft workers try to re-create Ieyasu's haori coat completely through a year. Ieyasu's haori coat was mystery, however, from the scientific analysis, they find that the color was gold and was made with the greatest skills by craft workers in the era. The craft people who challenge on this project are who have been working on Kimono for ages in Kyoto. They find the superfine silk which had actually used for Ieyasu's haori coat and challenge the phantasmal dyeing technique, "TSUJIGAHANAZOME".

    Subcategory Documentary/Japanese Culture
    Duration 48min
    Episodes Special
    Production Year 2005
    Materials HD
  • ENGAWA2

    ENGAWA2

    Japan is rapidly aging. The average life span of Japanese women is 86 years old, and it is the top record in the worlds for 25 years.
    This documentary is about four sisters whose average ages are 90 years old, live in health and love to chat. Eldest (96) and second sister (92) had lost their husbands already, and live only by themselves. Third sister (89) has a strong body and goes shopping by bicycle. Fourth sister (86) is still driving a car. *NAB Awards 2010 Grand Prize

    Subcategory Documentary/Family, Aging Society
    Duration 55min
    Episodes Special
    Production Year 2010
    Materials HD
  • ENGAWA

    ENGAWA

    When we faced "aging" coming over equally, how should we deal with it? Through the daily life of four cheerful elderly sisters, this program leads to think about the aging society.
    This programme is about four sisters aged 80 on average. It is their pleasure to sit in the ENGAWA(the porch of the house), and have a long chat. One of them, fourth daughter 75 years old, takes care of their mother who is over 100 years old. This programme shows that Japan society is facing a serious problem the elderly cares the elderly. *Agency for Cultural Affairs Prizes1999/NAB Awards 1999/ and more.

    Subcategory Documentary/Family, Aging Society
    Duration 55min
    Episodes Special
    Production Year 1999
    Materials SD
  • Two Lives and an old Mountain Lodge

    Two Lives and an old Mountain Lodge

    This is the story of an old lodge that has stood for over 70 years on the side of a mountain in central Japan. At the time of filming, Masaichi Sasaki was 94 years old, and his wife Harue was 92. The elderly couple run the lodge completely on their own. Harue is very talkative and enjoys being the boss. In contrast, Masaichi is a quiet, simple and a hard worker. This portrait of two lives is fundamentally a song of wonder about growing old with strength, independence, and grace. *ABU Prizes 2006/NAB Awards/ and more

    Subcategory Documentary/Family, Aging Society
    Duration 55min
    Episodes Special
    Production Year 2004
    Materials SD
  • A Great Life of A Single Old Lady

    A Great Life of A Single Old Lady

    Ms. Misao Yamazaki, 88 years old, is living by herself at a public housing in Nagoya. She had lost her husband 60 years ago by the lung and grew her child by herself with working at the city government. Now she has 2 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren and enjoys her life by living alone with smoking tobacco and talking to TV. Her faith in the life is, "to do whatever you like whenever you like". She enjoys freely talking her opinions, hopes, complaints and unsafisfaction with her partner, the toy owl, Fuku-chan.

    Subcategory Documentary/Aging Society
    Duration 48min
    Episodes Special
    Production Year 2012
    Materials HD
  • The Lightened Sea

    The Lightened Sea

    Mr. Den Yamada and Mrs. Eiko Yamada moved to Yakushima listed as a World Heritage site in 1991. They had been working together for long time and decided to live a little bit slower in a country area just before the age of 60. The couple had dreamt about this life for ages and explained the life in Yakushima as "like living in the Kingdom" comparing the life in Nagoya for 30 years. After the first contact to this couple, time has flown to 2004 and the wife Mrs. Eiko Yamada had already passed. Can Mr. Den still find the enriched golden years in Yakushima by himself?

    Subcategory Documentary/Family, Aging society
    Duration 48min
    Episodes Special
    Production Year 2007
    Materials HD
  • A Bat Master

    A Bat Master

    Mr. Isokazu Kubota has been working on bats of professional baseball players in Japan at Mizuno Techniques Corporation where presents one of the biggest sports manufacturers for 48 years. People call him "a bat master".
    A greatest baseball player, Hiromitsu Ochiai, expresses Mr. Kubota's techniques as one and only. However Mr. Kubota works on the education of the next generation and another bat master.

    Subcategory Documentary/Sports, Culture
    Duration 48min
    Episodes Special
    Production Year 2007
    Materials HD
  • The HANDs -the Oldest Midwife-

    The HANDs -the Oldest Midwife-

    Yukino Abo, 93 years old, has been working as a midwife without any holiday and by day and night. She had taken 4200 babies so far, and still is taking more than 100 babies a year until now.
    What she needs most is her"HANDS" which is being delivered to the next generation. There are so many great and kind hands in the program.
    Yukino shows us the direction of hyper aging society in Japan by continuing her job and being necessary by the others.

    Subcategory Documentary/Society, Aging Culture
    Duration 48min
    Episodes Special
    Production Year 2005
    Materials HD
  • Shining Scrap-Metal

    Shining Scrap-Metal

    The story centers around a man who has been creating useless robots using scrap metal at his workshop alone in the mountains. When asked, "What for?" his answer is always "No reason". The man also plays his beloved harmonica whenever he’s not at hard work.
    During the latter portion of your life, how well are you prepared for living your life during your period of time in limbo? Who knows, you might find your answers here. *NAB Awards 2002/and more

    Subcategory Documentary/Family
    Duration 70min
    Episodes Special
    Production Year 2002
    Materials SD
  • Family Portfolio

    Family Portfolio

    The distortion is caused in the society while rapid economic growth was accomplished, and the family disintegration becomes a problem in Japan. This documentary focuses on "Modern family image" in the society where family ties are becoming thin.
    Masashi Asada (29) is a popular photographer who takes a picture with "Costume play" of his own family. This family photograph causes some change of the heart in the person who looked the photograph. And requests "we want to do a costume play for a family photograph" rush from the whole country.*NAB Awards 2009/ The age of regionalism video festival 2009 Grand Prize

    Subcategory Documentary/Family
    Duration 55min
    Episodes Special
    Production Year 2009
    Materials HD
  • My KACHOFUGETSU -the Beauties of Nature

    My KACHOFUGETSU -the Beauties of Nature

    This documentary is re-edition of a corner in the program "Soranavi" used to be broadcasted every Saturday for 3 years on CBC. Director focuses very close nature just next to us such as "butterfly after the rain", "the flowers we have seen but do not concern" "art in the sky" and so on.
    It presents humble but great beauty of the nature.

    Subcategory Documentary/Nature
    Duration 48min
    Episodes Special
    Production Year 2008
    Materials HD

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