The controversy over the U.S. military’s presence on Okinawa Island, 400 miles south of mainland Japan, sparked mass protests on the island and led to the resignation of Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama. Video reported, produced, filmed, and edited by Sonia Narang.
A duo of Okinawan musicians continue the tradition of sanshin music in the southern Japanese islands. Radio story produced and reported by Sonia Narang. Accompanying video filmed and edited by Sonia Narang.
In image-conscious Japan, reputation is everything. Toyota, the market leader and an auto maker with a reputation of excellence, is facing a crisis of confidence among Japanese consumers. Reported, produced, filmed, and edited by Sonia Narang.
“There was almost no talking,” Shatarsky said. “The very first thing I saw was a car flipped upside down into a tree. I just couldn’t wrap my head around a wave doing what it did to this island.”