HIROSHIMA, Japan–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Hiroshima Television will release English version of documentaries
about the Hiroshima atomic bombing via the internet free of charge on
our own website on August 6th, 2017, an
anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. We will also announce
the launch of the internet delivery on the New York Times.
72 years ago on August 6th, Hiroshima was completely
devastated and hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians lost their
lives by an atomic bomb. However, despite the disastrous situation,
without losing hope, Hiroshima achieved the recovery from the
devastation and has become a beacon of world peace.
Hiroshima Television, as a broadcast company in Hiroshima, bears some
responsibility to report the catastrophe of the atomic bomb, record the
reconstruction of the city and send the message for peace not only to
Japan but worldwide.
This year, as a new approach to send our message to the world, Hiroshima
Television will release English version of our documentaries about the
atomic bomb and peace via the internet free of charge on our own website
from August 6th in Japan time.
Furthermore, in order to attract a wider audience, we will place an ad
in August 5th, 2017 (August 6th Japan Time) issue
of the New York Times to announce the launch of the internet delivery of
the documentaries together with a message for peace.
Hiroshima Television, falling on 55th anniversary from
foundation, considers that the internet delivery of the documentaries
and an ad on New York Times may exemplify this year’s approach to
realize peace. We believe our message to seek peace surely will resonate
with people around the world.
About Hiroshima Television:
Hiroshima Television Corporation is a terrestrial TV station located in
Hiroshima city, established in 1962. Hiroshima Television provides
programs, such as news, sports, documentaries and variety shows in
Hiroshima prefecture and vicinity (1.5 million households or 3.8 million
Company Name: Hiroshima Television Corporation
Yoshiaki Sano, President and CEO
Head Office: 6-6 Naka-machi,
Naka-ku, Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima, Japan
-U.S. POWS and the A-bomb (55 min. 2016)
It is little known that 12
American prisoners of war died by atomic bombing in Hiroshima and the
people of Hiroshima entombed them with honor. This untold story tells
about the absurdity of war and atomic bombs, and furthermore, humanity
beyond borders. (2016 Japan Broadcast Culture Awards second prize)
-Carved in Stone (85 min. 2015)
Directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda.
Hiroshima-born actress Haruka Ayase recites the last words of 321
students of Hiroshima Middle School who all died by the atomic bomb. It
also covers interviews of bereaved family by a journalist Akira Ikegami.
-Ishibumi (53 min. 1969)
-Homeward Bound (73min. 1997)
-Streetcars and School Girls (48min. 2003)
-A Message from the Vanished Streets of Hiroshima (47min. 2005)