Fuji TV with Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition – Special News Program to be Broadcast in Spring 2023!

Fuji Television’s news crew will accompany the 64th Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition (JARE-64) that will depart from Japan this fall. This is the first time for Fuji Television to accompany the Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition.‘Gachapin’ the weathercaster for the news program ‘Live News it!’ (Aired Monday to Friday from 3:45 p.m.), will also take a trip to Antarctica for the first time as a member of our news crew.

As a land of extreme cold, the distance from Japan is about 14,000km, and the area is approximately 37 times that of Japan. 64th Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition (JARE-64) is scheduled to depart Japan this November and arrive at Syowa Station in Antarctica in late December to begin observations and research. Our crew and Gachapin will closely follow the expedition team. A special project will be launched in 2023, 40 years after the release of the movie ‘Antarctica’ and the year of Gachapin’s 50th anniversary!

Gachapin and the team will research weather observations and topographical surveys by the 64th Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition, as well as seeing and understanding the mechanism of rapid melting of the thick ice covering the Antarctic known as the ice sheet. It’s going to be a close coverage of various observations and research conducted in Antarctica.

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