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NHK Nine News on the Tohoku disaster anniversary tonight - V888

Date: 2015-03-12 00:09
Subject: NHK Nine News on the Tohoku disaster anniversary tonight
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A long interview with the director Shunji Iwai, who was born in Sendai. Interestingly, he’s still being introduced as an author of Love Letter (he’s directed several movies since then). Almost choking with tears he was saying that after the disaster he felt even stronger that death and life are not so far away from each other, and when someone dies they may become even closer to us in our memories. He said it after watching a story about the girl who lost her mother in the disaster and was brought up by her grandparents (her mother got divorced soon after she was born). She was 14 four years ago and said that for a long time she saw everything except food in black and white colors. She showed the reporter the last sms from her mother that she’s stuck in traffic and it will take a while for her to get home.
The information about the official ceremony with the Imperial couple and the PM was shown only at the end of the bulletin. The organisers did not take an easy path: the girl who was 15 at the time of the disaster was telling the story how she could get her alive but wounded mother from under debris and had to leave when it was getting dark and the water was coming.
The last news was about a former Japan PM who has visited Crimea despite the protests from the Japanese government.
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