NHK World : Hometown Stories
Cancer patients live in fear and uncertainty. Now some are turning to a form of Japanese poetry to share their feelings with the people they love, expressing complex emotions in just 17 syllables.
Just west of the city center of Sapporo, a city with a population of 2 million, is a vast expanse of forest, left untouched. A large variety of small wild birds and animals call this forest home.