Alaska Setting for Japanese Documentary on Tsunami

November 5, 2012

A Japanese broadcasting group has been filming a documentary about tsunami debris in Kodiak, Alaska.

NHK, Japan’s national public broadcasting station, is filming a documentary about tsunami debris in Alaska to raise awareness about the amount of debris the United States is receiving.

“Most of this is about awareness,” said Noboru Nakashima, NHK’s Los Angeles bureau chief. “The tsunami debris is a big trouble to the North American people. It not only affects the Japanese people, but the world.”

Producer Jun Matsuda, from Tokyo, said the debris in Alaska is more extensive, which is why a reporting crew came to Kodiak.

“The amount of debris in Alaska is much more here than the rest of the West Coast,” Matsuda said. “It’s also it’s difficult to reach the beaches here. Alaska is so large and sparsely populated. It looks like it’s more difficult to gather the debris and process.”

The purpose of the documentary is to highlight how difficult it is to deal with the tsunami debris that has been collected.

The documentary will air in Japan this month.

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