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Tsunami: The Survivors' Stories

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Eamonn Walsh | 15:10 UK time, Monday, 12 September 2011

Six months on from one of the world's most devastating tsunamis, Panorama returns to Japan to hear remarkable tales of survival amid the epic destruction.

Piecing together new footage of the wave, reporter Paul Kenyon tells the dramatic stories of those who managed to escape when so many didn't.

The film also follows those returning briefly to homes abandoned within the radioactive no-go area around the Fukushima nuclear power plant and asks what the future holds for the thousands affected.

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  • Comment number 1.

    The various narrators who translate for the interviewed survivors speak with terible mock Japanese accents. You can tell they are all native English speaking Britons. BBC may not be racist but they show what kind of presenting techniques they must resort to in order to reach out to a ignorant/prejudicial/racist audience.

    I think I'm right for sure to say that the audience is narrow-minded, the Paul Kenynon who narrates doesn't even bother to mention the name of what he refers to as the "northern most island of Japan". I'm sure he and his crew know what the name of that island is but it's just a waste of air time to mention it to an ignorant audience who doesn't care about an island with a significant population and geographical size similar to Ireland.

 

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