Japan"s NHK to Air Biography of "The Faceless Poet"

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Japan"s NHK to Air Biography of "The Faceless Poet"

A biography of Park No Hae, who was called the 'Faceless Poet' for his continuous behind-the-scene struggles on behalf of the labor movement, will be aired by Japan's national broadcaster, NHK, on May 3, coninciding with Japan's Constitutional Day.
NHK's Broadcasting Satellite Channel One will air this documentary during prime time on the holiday, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., bearing the title of 'Korea's New Hope- Park: Human Beings Are the Hope'.
Kishi Doshiro(42), NHK's Seoul branch office chief, said on April 29, 'Before I made the program, I did not even know who Park was, not to mention what he stood for. When he was released from prison last August, I was deeply moved by his character and countenance.'
'How could a person who was a radical labor movement leader, imprisoned for seven years, have such a bright face?', was the question that sparked Kishi's involvement in the project.
Kishi recorded 50 hours of tape on Park and faced a difficult time editing it down to an hour.
He stressed, 'The Japanese do not know about Korea very well except its driving economic growth, not the shadows and sadness of it.'
He predicted that the program will be of help to changing the image of Korea.
JoongAng Ilbo will also start carrying Park's essays as a regular feature from May 3.
Hwashik Bong : trojans@joongang.co.kr
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