Fukuyama Masaharu attended the presentation for Hotspot, The Last Paradise on the 27th November. He announced his most unforgettable experience he had is having food poisoning while filming in Madagascar. 'We were advised against eating raw vegetables and ice, but we can't help it. I suppose I'm just weak in that sense.' NHK has spent three years in location shooting for this documentary. He also said 'The locations itself are beautiful. But we forgot it's the people who made them more beautiful.'
The Prologue episode will be aired on 10th Jan (Mon) at 7:30pm. The next episode is Madagascar, scheduled on 30th Jan at 9pm while the next episode on Brazil is scheduled on 6th Feb (happy birthday!) at the same time.
masha said the crew (including him) got food poisoning during the trip, his young managers even need to go to hospital (not sure which country).
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My grandmother had an orchard. She always cooked the vegetables she grew herself. Whenever we came to visit her, that was what she was always feeding us. I guess working with nature is a family trait. Working in this documentary made me feel closer to her. [Source]
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