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The discussion show “Heart wo Tsunago” (Linking Hearts; NHK-E, Mon., 8 p.m.) always focuses on a social issue involving young people. This week, the program broadcasts part one of a series on marijuana addiction.

Though there are a number of self-help orgnizations dedicated to helping drug addicts, very few address marijuana. Several young people who have received help from one such recovery program discuss their experience in the studio with singer-actress Sonin, writer Ira Ishida, and a psychiatrist.

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