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This week’s special two-hour “life with ups-and-downs” edition of the travel show “Sekai Naze Soko ni Nihonjin” (“Why Are Japanese People in That Part of the World?”; TV Tokyo, Mon., 9 p.m.) focuses on two women, one working in a tropical jungle, the other living in the desert.

In the first hour, a video crew follows a Japanese physician as she makes the rounds of poor villages in remote areas of Myanmar, dispensing free medical care and saving lives. The woman once had a successful practice in Japan and was married. How did she end up in Southeast Asia?

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