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Published on Jun 7, 2014
TECHNE is on NHK, the public broadcaster that has led Japanese broadcasts. Traditionally, they had showed footage of the Japanese flag fluttering in the sky at the end of their broadcasts for the day.
Our aim is to use that footage of the flag to create our project. Our plan is to have our volunteers film the flag footage, a symbol of Japan, when it shows up on their TV screens in their living rooms all over the world. Then we gathered those videos of the flag fluttering in the living rooms of many countries, back in Japan and joined them together to be broadcasted on the Japanese TV station again.
Japan has been through a great deal since the earthquake and tsunami on March 11th, and the following nuclear power plant accidents. One of the reactions to those incidents was for people to grow more nationalistic, which has resulted in territorial issues amongst neighboring countries. With the internet making the world borderless, does the identity of a "nation" still make sense? This project is based on that question. By spreading the national flag, the symbol of the nation, throughout the world, we aim to examine "where a nation is".