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The Nihon TV series “Dare mo Shiranai Nakeru Uta” (“Songs That Make You Cry and Which Nobody Knows”) (Tuesday, 9:30 p.m.) is hosted by actor Toshiyuki Nishida and comedian Shinya Ueda, who listen to obscure songs suggested by viewers.

Occasionally, the creator of a song shows up to sing it in the studio. This week’s guest is the godfather of Okinawan rock, Shokichi Kina, who performs his 1995 composition “Shojo no Namida ni Niji ga Kakaru Made” (“Til the Rainbow Appears in the Girl’s Tears”). Kina talks with Nishida and Ueda about how he came to write the song, which was inspired by two notorious rape incidents that occurred on Okinawa in the 1990s.

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