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Exchanges between Japan and China Look toward the Future

Exchanges between Japan and China Look toward the Future

In the spring of 2010, we invited Chinese students as part of the Education and Training Program sponsored by TBS and the Communication University of China. In addition to our production facilities, the students also visited the Prime Minister's Office and famous sites such as Toshodaiji Temple in Nara (which was built by the Chinese monk Ganjin), so that, in addition to their experiences with TBS, they had the opportunity to come in direct contact with Japan's society, culture, and history.

The Education and Training System is an exchange program with three components: fellowship grants, seminars given by TBS employees, and a training program in Japan. Its purpose is to train individuals with the potential to become media leaders in China. Their work in the media is deepening ties of friendship and understanding between Japan and China.

Exchange between Japan and China Look toward the Future

The relationship between TBS and China goes back a long way. When China and Japan began exchanging reporters in 1964, TBS was the only privately owned broadcasting company to send reporters to Beijing. During the 1981 Beijing Marathon, TBS cooperated with China Central Television to produce China's first mobile live broadcast. In 2000, TBS broadcast a Town Hall Meeting with Prime Minister Zhu Rongji.

Fourteen Years of World Heritage

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TBS's series of World Heritage documentary programs, aired in 30-minute weekly slots, feature UNESCO World Heritage sites celebrating natural and cultural treasures. Now in its fifteenth year, the series has introduced audiences to over 600 World Heritage sites. World Heritage sites are priceless assets - gems of the natural world and treasures created by humankind over the course of centuries. TBS captures them in high definition, helping to reinforce humanity's shared legacy. The programs combine the highest levels of visual quality with compelling narration and inspiring music. The production approach is simple: the driving idea behind the documentaries is to showcase all that is irreplaceable on our planet.

In August 2006, on the tenth anniversary of the debut of this highly successful series, TBS received a letter of thanks from UNESCO. With the cooperation of the UNESCO World Heritage Center, we shall continue to create a visual archive of World Heritage sites for the enjoyment of future generations, covering the world with our cameras.

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