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'Light Up Nippon' project documentary film to be broadcast this Friday 16th December

The Japan Foundation has produced a documentary film about the ‘Light Up Nippon’ project – a series of firework displays that were held on August 11th this year by young Japanese volunteers as a requiem prayer for those who lost their lives in the devastated Tohoku region due to the Great East Japan Earthquake. Featuring music by Ryuichi Sakomoto, the film follows the process of the project and sends a message about Japanese people’s strong wish to recover from the disaster. For more information about the film please visit

The film will be broadcast in approximately 120 countries around the world via cable TV stations and satellite broadcasting networks, and will also be broadcast on the Internet. For viewers here in the UK, the film will be shown at the following times on Friday 16th December

00:30am, 04:30am, 08:30am, 12:30pm, 4:30pm and 8:30pm

It will be possible to watch the film in two ways:

- online via the following link to the live streaming page of the Japan International Broadcasting Inc website.

- on channels 507 or 518 for those with a BSkyB satellite service.  

We have DVDs of the film available to hire free of charge for anyone who may be interested in organising a screening of the film - please contact for further information.