Joined NHK in 2001. Has made mainly documentaries on cultural and educational themes, including history, international travel, and health and welfare. As a producer, has chiefly worked on welfare programs since 2016. Mano’s documentaries delineate and tackle social issues from the perspective of the minorities.
He listens to the people concerned and employs diverse techniques to convey their voices, including even an entertainment program where he gathered 100 disabled people. Other initiatives have included social experiments produced with artists, corporations and other groups, a fashion show featuring minorities, and a special hot spring event with LGBT people. Reaching beyond broadcasts to events and the internet as well, he makes a point of finding ways to turn welfare issues into every viewer’s problem.
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