Hometown Stories

The Super Volunteer

Haruo Obata, 78, gained fame in 2018 for finding a missing 2-year-old boy. For nearly 30 years, this "super volunteer" has aided people hit by disaster. Find out what drives him on.
  • program length: 24 minutes
  • episode #109

Sunday, February 10 at 5:10 am on 12.4

additional airdates

  • Saturday, February 9 at 5:10 pm on 12.4
  • Saturday, February 9 at 11:10 pm on 12.4
  • Sunday, February 10 at 11:10 am on 12.4

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series description

With themes ranging from ancient traditions to contemporary social issues, these documentaries present intimate portraits of people's lives around Japan today.