TV Tokyo presents the latest in its series of attempted reunion specials. Though this sort of show is common on Japanese television, “Umi wo Koeta Kazoku Ai” (“Family Love Beyond the Sea”; Mon., 8 p.m.) goes a step further by reconnecting loved ones separated by international borders.
A woman from Aichi Prefecture wants to find her son, who traveled to India in 1997 and hasn’t been heard from since. A TV crew traces his whereabouts using the only information they have, which is that he wanted to train as a Hindu priest. Another tale focuses on a young Okinawan woman who participates in the Miss World competition in order to look for her American grandfather, who left Okinawa before her mother was born. And a Japanese woman who ran away from home to marry a Russian in 1940 and settled in Kazakhstan endeavors to reunite with her 90-year-old sister back in Japan.