NHK Media Technology, Inc. Provides 3D Video of the Great East Japan Earthquake Disaster to Tohoku University’s “Michinoku Shinrokuden” Project

NHK Media Technology, Inc. hopes that the videos will support Tohoku University's research into strategies for the region's recovery from the March 11 earthquake and tsunami as well as disaster prevention and mitigation. We also believe that these videos could be widely used to promote public awareness at disaster prevention facilities and for other educational purposes. This project is part of our ongoing effort to produce 3D video records of the areas devastated by the Great East Japan Earthquake disasters and the region's road to recovery

3D - The Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami       one month after the disasters  (16 minutes, Japanese and English versions)

Date April 7 to 13 2011
Place Rikuzentakada-shi, Kesennuma-shi,
Minamisanriku-mati, Ishinomakishi,
Higashimatshima-shi,Sendaihirano,etc.
Executive Producer CHIKATA,Michihiro
Production company NHK Media Technology,Inc.

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3D - The Great East Japan Earthquake: Progress towards  Recovery   half a year after the disasters

Date August 2011 to September 2011
Place Rikuzentakada-shi, Kesennuma-shi,
Minamisanriku-mati, Ishinomakishi,
Higashimatshima-shi,Sendaihirano,etc.
Executive Producer CHIKATA,Michihiro
Production company NHK Media Technology,Inc.

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Michinoku Shinrokuden

means, "Record of the Michinoku Earthquake" and refers to the area which was the focal point of the disaster. The project is compiling archives and developing an archival system to document the Great East Japan Earthquake and its aftermath. It will collect and preserve information, recollections, observations, and case studies centering on the March 11 disasters and make them available to people in other regions and to future generations. The project also aims to foster research on disaster prevention and mitigation and to promote measures to prevent and reduce the impact of disasters throughout Japan.

For watching the video

  • The copyright for the video and sound is the exclusive property of NHK Media Technology, Inc.
  • 3D-specialty devices are necessary for viewing the 3D video.
  • The 3D system comprises the following:
    File format: MP4; video compression format: H.264; video system: SideBySide
  • Please watch the video from a distance equivalent to more than three times the height of the monitor. Make sure that you are wearing the 3D glasses correctly and that your head remains generally horizontal during viewing. Remember that individual 3D viewing experiences may be different.
  • Take breaks from viewing the 3D video at appropriate intervals. If you feel fatigue, queasiness, or any degree of discomfort, stop watching the video. If you do not feel better even after a rest period, refrain from watching the video.
  • The target age for viewing 3D is six years of age and older. A parent or guardian should always be present when children are watching 3D.