Sponsors

  • Mitsubishi Corporation
  • Nippon Rent-A-Car
  • SHIMIZU CORPORATION
  • TOKYO SKYTREE
  • Toray Industries, Inc.
  • “ANA”
  • Nagoya Railroad Co.,Ltd.
  • Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation
  • ORIX
  • TOYOTA

Next Episode

#30

UP DATE
Tue 16 Oct, 2018

Staying in Japan on a Shoestring. / Knowing with Brain Waves

AIRTIMES

CNBC Asia: Sun 21 Oct, 2018
METRO TV: Sun 21 Oct, 2018
USTREAM: Tue 23 Oct, 2018
NIKKEI CNBC: Sun 21 Oct, 2018

When tourists from abroad visit Japan, what kind of hotels do they want to stay at? Our topic this time is “hotels”.
The “brain” is an area of our bodies that still remains a mystery. We report on new technologies to utilize brain waves.

 

 

 

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Staying in Japan on a Shoestring

With the growth in the number of visitors to Japan, demand for hotels and accommodations has also increased. Recently, hotels that offer more than just a bed to sleep in have been attracting attention. We report on a number of facilities that offer unique experiences albeit at affordable prices.

Program A

Tuning into “Vtubers”

“Vtubers”, or virtual YouTubers, are actual people turned into anime-type computer graphics characters and create content on video streaming sites such as YouTube. Vtubers are exploding in popularity in Japan and are being enlisted for PR activities by not only companies but also local governments.

Program A

Knowing with Brain Waves

Various products utilizing brain waves are being developed in Japan. They include wheelchairs that anyone can operate hands-free, as well as a device to make emotions visible by applying a proprietary analysis technology to hundreds of thousands of brain wave data. We introduce cutting-edge brain wave technologies that may transform our lives.

 * Available only on CNBC Asia.

 

Latest Episode

#29

UP DATE
Tue 09 Oct, 2018

Exploring Harajuku in Tokyo. / A Tradional Mackerel Dish in a Sea-less Region

AIRTIMES

CNBC Asia: Sun 14 Oct, 2018
METRO TV: Sun 14 Oct, 2018
USTREAM: Tue 16 Oct, 2018
NIKKEI CNBC: Sun 14 Oct, 2018

Program host, Makiko Utsuda, takes a stroll through the Meiji Jingu shrine in Harajuku, Tokyo.
We introduce a traditional dish – grilled mackerel somen noodles- from Nagahama City, Shiga Prefecture.

 

 

 

Program A

Tokyo Trek: Harajuku, Part 2

Belying its location in central Tokyo, a vast forest spreads out in Harajuku, the heart of Japanese culture. We take a walk inside the grounds the Meiji Jingu shrine and explore its hidden attractions.

Program A

Japan Gets Hungry for Uber Eats

Food delivery service, “Uber Eats”, was launched in Japan in 2016, and has signed up more than 3,000 restaurants and eateries to date. It’s also expanding into the Kansai region. With its main ride-hailing app continuing to struggle, how does it plan to grow this service?

Program A

Long-Seller Lab: Chocoball

Launched in 1967, “Chocoball” can be considered a “national snack” that has hooked Japanese children across generations. But, after peaking 2010, sales slumped. What saved it was a “can of toys” offered as a prize.

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Long-Seller Lab: Freeze-Dried Miso Soup

“Freeze-dried miso soup” was launched in 1983. The biggest draw was a delicious soup that could be made by simply adding hot water. Over the years, the company has continued to focus on offering genuine tastes and now has a selection of 80 different products.

Program A

Grilled Mackerel Somen Noodles of Nagahama

“Grilled mackerel somen noodles” is a traditional dish that’s been served in Nagahama City, Shiga Prefecture, from long ago. Behind its birth is a heart-warming local tradition dating back centuries.

 * Available only on CNBC Asia.

 

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Sponsors

  • Mitsubishi Corporation
  • Nippon Rent-A-Car
  • SHIMIZU CORPORATION
  • TOKYO SKYTREE
  • Toray Industries, Inc.
  • “ANA”
  • Nagoya Railroad Co.,Ltd.
  • Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation
  • ORIX
  • TOYOTA