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Monday night, the Nippon TV documentary series “Super TV” (9 p.m.) chronicles the last six months of a man with terminal cancer. Last year, the show’s producers received a letter from the man’s children, who explained their father’s situation and asked them “to record his life right up until the last moment.”

Hifumi Takahashi, a construction company employee from Fukushima, was first diagnosed with cancer three years ago during a routine health checkup. A small tumor was found in his lung and removed, but later it was discovered that the cancer had spread to his intestine. Following another operation, his liver became cancerous, and he was told there was little that could be done.

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