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Heart-net TV: #On the Night of August 31st

WATANABE Yoshihiro / GOTO Lea / YUNOKI Terue / HATTORI Ryoma / SAITO Tatsuya

TV program [Japan]

In Japan, the teen suicide rate is highest on September 1, the day after the end of summer vacation. This show combined TV broadcast- ing and digital technology to create a place where teens that find it painful to go to school and have suicidal thoughts can lay bare their true feelings the night before. To enable the exchange of words in real time while protecting privacy, the producers provided chat functions for smartphones and built a system that dis- plays avatars with hologram images.

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WATANABE Yoshihiro

Japan

Born in 1977. Producer, Culture and Welfare Pro- grams Division, Program Production Department, NHK.

( 2019 )

GOTO Lea

Japan

Born in 1987. Director, Culture and Welfare Programs Division, Program Production Department, NHK.

( 2019 )

YUNOKI Terue

Japan

Born in 1986. Director, Culture and Welfare Programs Divi- sion, Program Production Department, NHK.

( 2019 )

HATTORI Ryoma

Japan

Born in 1982. Designer, Video Design Department, Design Center, NHK.

( 2019 )

SAITO Tatsuya

Japan

Interactive art director, director, writer.

( 2019 )

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