Direct Talk is a weekly in-depth interview program featuring global influencers and business leaders who share their insights and analysis of world events. Shown on NHK World, Japanese Television’s English language channel, our films for the series have profiled leading voices in the worlds of international diplomacy, economics, climate change, liberation struggles, humanitarian organisations and science.
Watch our short trailer to see excerpts from interviews with former weapons inspector Hans Blix, Chinese author Jung Chang, UN Migration envoy Peter Sutherland, former President of Timor-Leste José Ramos-Horta, International President of Medecins San Frontiers, Dr. Joanne Liu and Nobel Prize winning scientist Venki Ramakrishnan.
Recent profiles include: Christiana Figueres, UN Climate Change lead, OECD Secretary General Angel Gurría, Lord Chris Patten, Climate Change scientist Dr. Saleemul Huq, Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director of Oxfam International.
Upcoming profiles include: International Human Rights Lawyer Philippe Sands, Russian Author Boris Akunin and Inga Beale, CEO of Lloyd's of London to be aired Summer 2017.
Producer/directors: Peter Gordon, Mark Galloway, Alison Rooper , Paul Mitchell
Researcher: Martha Bailey