15 Aug 2019

Overseas Correspondent - Japan

From Nights, 9:30 pm on 15 August 2019

Motoko Kakubayashi has the latest from Japan. including the historic election of two severely disabled people into government, an arson attack on a famous anime studio and how Japan is preparing for the 2020 Olympics.

This aerial view shows the rescue and recover scene after a fire at an animation company building killed some two dozen people in Kyoto on July 18, 2019.

Photo: AFP

Motoko also gives us her - very first hand - report on Typhoon Lekima which swept through the middle of her family holiday on the island of Miyakojima.