okikamuro island fan club, 沖家室島ファンクラブ|Kamuro party かむろ会

Marie Otani

Marie Otani 

Mrei Otani

President of Hawaii Kamuro Club, Honolulu


ESSAY

Hawaii gannenmono documentary on NHK World-Japan

Marie Otani                                                                recieved June 28, 2018


Mr. Shirokane informed you about the NHK program for which my uncle, my cousin, and I were interviewed about the 150th anniversary of the gannenmono arrival in Hawaii. I was able to see the program in April in Hawaii! It was on the TVJapan pay channel. It was very interesting and sometimes emotional. I didn't know about many of these stories.


Here were two stories that related to Okikamuro. One story about a nisei returning to Okikamuro with her mother's ashes was in part 1, and the Matsujiro Otani family story was in part 2. Both stories show interviews with people in Okikamuro.


I have been informed that they have made an English-subtitled version and it will be shown on the NHK World-Japan channel! Luckily, this channel is available on their Website as well! This means people around the world can watch the program!


This is the information on part 1.


https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/tv/seasoning/20180701/3004499/


It also includes the times it will be shown in the viewer's location. For example, in Hawaii, the dates and times are as follows:


Part 1: June 30, 1:10 PM and 7:10 PM   July 1, 1:10 AM and 7:10 AM
Part 2: July 7, 1:10 PM and 7:10 PM      July 8, 1:10 AM and 7:10 AM


This is the page that gives the schedule. Click on the date for the schedule for that day.


https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/tv/


This is the Web page where the program can be seen live.


https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/live/


This is how to see the program on smart devices and other means.


https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/tv/howto/


I believe that the program will be available on the NHK Website for a short time after the broadcast.


Also, the program will be shown on the Hawaii Public TV station.


Part 1: July 2, 5:00 PM
Part 2: July 9, 5:00 PM


This is a wonderful chance for English-speaking Okikamuro descendants to see Kamuro as it is now, and to learn about Nikkei in Hawaii.


Thank you.
Marie Otani


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