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Discovery Seminar Open Talk -- From TV Documentary Productions

2009-10-21 (Wed) 4:20 p.m. - 5:50 p.m.

Lecturer: MURAMATSU Shu, executive producer, Science and Health Department, NHK Educational Corporation


What can be viewed from TV documentary productions where producers find social issues, examine them and share the findings with society along with their own messages?

We will invite MURAMATSU Shu from NHK Educational Corporation to our open talk. As an able director, he has been involved in production of many documentary programs which drew big responses from the public.

This talk will be held as part of "Discovery Seminar", a basic seminar which started from this semester but this talk will be open to all students.

It is hoped many students will attend the talk.

Profile for Mr. MURAMATSU:

  • Born in Yokohama in 1968, he graduated from Department of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, The University of Tokyo.
  • Joining in NHK in 1990, he has been involved in production of programs mainly concerning environment, advanced science, medical care, and bioethics such as "NHK Special," "Closeup Gendai," "Science Eye," "Try and Try," and "Tameshite Gatten".
  • Especially in the environment field, he was first in Japan to raise the issue of endocrine disrupters and has continued covering the topic since.
  • Transferred to NHK Educational in June, 2008, since this spring, he has been in charge of the production of a science program "Suiensa" in which AKB48 members try to clarify simple questions in daily life.
  • In addition to his broadcast satellite documentary "Unprecedented Forgery of Theses" which won the Best Popular Science & Technology Program Award at the Banff World Television Festival, he has won many awards at home and abroad.
  • Major books are What is Happening to Reproduction? (NHK Broadcast Publishing), View Bodies from Environment (IOM Inc.) and Forged Theses (La cle, Chuokoron Shinsha).


What is a Discovery Seminar?

This is a new type of class which has been offered as a basic seminar by the Institute for Higher Education Research and Practice since this autumn for the purpose of developing students' voluntary and creative learning.
In the Discovery Seminar, students find a problem, think of how to solve it and conduct a survey. Students become involved in all the processes for solving the problem as main players.

For more detailed information, please click the link here.

Discovery Seminar poster

* NAKAMURA Keiko, announcer of NHK Osaka, will be the guest to an open talk of Discovery Seminar held in the 5th class on November 11, Wednesday.

Date: 2009-10-21 (Wed) 4:20 p.m. - 5:50 p.m.
Venue: Matching Seminar Room, 2nd floor, Common Education and Nature and Science Building * The building next to Building A (the builing is under construction but will be completed until the day of this event.)
Registration: Not required.
Contact: New Basic Seminar Promotion Committee, Institute for Higher Education Research and Practice

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