Masahiro Hayakawa makes natural-history programs at NHK Enterprises. He grew up partly in Panama and is fluent in Spanish. As a student, he took part in field studies of humpback whales. He joined NHK in 1993 and was initially a science producer in Tokyo. He then worked at NHK's Aomori bureau, where he made programs in diverse genres, and in NHK's Science and Environment Program Division in Tokyo, where he made natural-history programs. He worked on the BBC co-production of "Planet Earth".
Life Force - Madagascar
Best Science Film 2011