NHK WORLD-JAPAN, the 24-hour international English-language TV channel from Japan’s public broadcaster NHK, will show an exclusive two-part series on the devastating tsunami which shocked the world.

On March 11, 2011, at 2:46 p.m, an M9 earthquake off the Pacific coast of Japan triggered a huge tsunami, flooding 650 km of coastline, destroying many cities and towns, and claiming the lives of over 18,000 victims. With footage filmed at the centre of the disaster, the documentary 3/11 – The Tsunami will give a first-hand look into people’s experiences on that day and the hardships they were faced in the aftermath.

NHK World-Japan will revisit the destructive M9 earthquake that struck off the Pacific coast of Japan that triggered a massive tsunami in a two-part series that features

The footage filmed in 2011 and 2012 by NHK and eyewitnesses in the disaster-hit areas has been collected and edited together in chronological order to convey the impact of this unprecedented disaster, which crushed buildings and cars and led to nuclear meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant.

Episode 1 focuses on the first three days while episode 2 covers the first year after the disaster. The series also serves as a valuable lesson: In the event of a powerful tsunami, what action can be taken to survive?

3/11 – The Tsunami will air on NHK World-Japan on the following dates:

January 9th 1:10 / 7:10 / 13:10 / 19:10 / January 15th 20:00 (UTC)

Episode 1: The First 3 Days

January 16th 1:10 / 7:10 / 13:10 / 19:10 / January 22nd 20:00 (UTC)

Episode 2: The First Year

“3/11 – The Tsunami” on NHK WORLD-JAPAN