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Next Episode

#4

UP DATE
Tue 21 Apr, 2015

Medical Care Across Borders. Making Water for Emergencies.

AIRTIMES

CNBC Asia: Sun 26 Apr, 2015
METRO TV:Sun 26 Apr, 2015
USTREAM: Tue 28 Apr, 2015
NIKKEI CNBC:Sun 26 Apr, 2015

 Cancer and other lifestyle-related diseases are on the rise across Asia which is in the midst of an economic boom. In response, Nagoya University has teamed up with medical equipment makers to promote Japanese medical techniques and technologies throughout the region, with a focus on endoscopic diagnosis and treatment. We look at the various activities being carried out under this program, such as the training of young doctors, to improve healthcare throughout Asia.

 Drinking water, which many people take for granted, contains various impurities. A new water purifier was recently developed to filter out even microscopic substances invisible to the naked eye. The inventor, who has carried out water quality surveys nationwide, speaks about the inspiration for the product and the underlying technology.

Program A

PROJECT JAPAN *

 Endoscopic diagnosis is regularly carried out in hospitals across Japan. As the condition of the stomach and intestines can be checked directly using a small camera, it is effective in detecting lifestyle diseases and cancer at early stages. To promote such cutting-edge techniques and technologies in other Asian countries, Nagoya University has launched a program under which it invites doctors to Japan for internships and holds local medical seminars. We report on the effect of such programs on healthcare in the region.

Program A

WORLD BUSINESS SATELLITE

 The Sports Ability Discovery Association has designed a sports test using the latest measurement equipment to identify the hidden physical talents of children. There are eight components, including a dash to check starting and top speeds and a jumping test to check jumping ability and springiness. The results are evaluated to pinpoint abilities children themselves aren’t aware of and derive the best sport for each of them. We report on the latest moves to discover top athletes.

 

Program A

WORLD BUSINESS SATELLITE

 Japanese manufacturers are developing new smart glasses with an eye on the corporate market. On a production line at one company, workers wearing the devices are able to see a picture manual of veterans carrying out each process, helping to improve efficiency. And at the University of Tokyo Hospital, doctors preparing patients for dialysis wear smart glasses to see ultrasonic images displayed at eye level, allowing them to insert needles accurately and without looking at a separate monitor. We report on the next market for smart glasses.

 

Program A

Takumi *

 The water we drink every day contains numerous substances that may be harmful for the human body. Since they are microscopic, they can’t be removed by a typical water purifier. But one Takumi has developed a device to filter even the smallest of impurities. What’s more, it runs on low power and could play a role in disaster-hit regions. A man who has long been involved in water quality inspections nationwide speaks about the inspiration and technology behind the product.

 

Program B

Dawn of GAIA *

 Across Japan, there are more than 3,000 shopping malls, and with over 50 new facilities opening up every year, competition is intensifying. The key to survival is said to be differentiation. Amid this, Seven & i Group worked with all of its companies to open a new mall in Musashikosugi, Kawasaki. What makes it different from the competition? And in another town, a local mall that’s become shopping central for local residents. The business model is one that can take on even the biggest mall franchise operator. We find out the secret to its popularity.

 * Available only on CNBC Asia.

 

Latest Episode

#3

UP DATE
Tue 14 Apr, 2015

University with the Highest Number of Applicants in Japan. Regenerative Medicine For Knee Pain.

AIRTIMES

CNBC Asia: Sun 19 Apr, 2015
METRO TV:Sun 19 Apr, 2015
USTREAM: Tue 21 Apr, 2015
NIKKEI CNBC:Sun 19 Apr, 2015

 The number of universities in Japan has increased from 460 universities 30 years ago, to 782 universities as of 2014. Applicants now have more options when choosing what kind of university they want to apply to. Which university has the highest number of applicants? As the population of young people in Japan decreases, universities will have to come up with new ways to attract students in the future. We will look at the secrets behind one popular university.

 The popular TBS-produced documentary ‘Japanese Dream’ focuses on people from all walks of life who are following their dreams. The number of people who suffer from some sort of knee pain in Japan is estimated at over 18 million. In this episode, we will introduce a researcher of regenerative medicine who has researched knee problems for 25 years.

Program A

CHANNEL JAPAN RANKING

 The number of universities in Japan has increased from 460 universities 30 years ago, to 782 universities as of 2014. Applicants now have more options when choosing what kind of university they want to apply to. Which university has the highest number of applicants? As the population of young people in Japan decreases, universities will have to come up with new ways to attract students in the future. We will look at the secrets behind one popular university.

Program A

JAPANESE DREAM *

  The popular TBS-produced documentary ‘Japanese Dream’ focuses on people from all walks of life who are following their dreams. The number of people who suffer from some sort of knee pain in Japan is estimated at over 18 million. In this episode, we will introduce a researcher of regenerative medicine who has researched knee problems for 25 years.

Program A

GACCHIRI MONDAY *

 ’Gacchiri Monday’ is a popular economics program on TBS. In this episode, we will focus on ‘powders in our everyday lives.’ Various things in our daily lives come in powder form. By grinding things down to a powder state, products become more convenient or new ways of using them are discovered. We will report on businesses that have made products into powder form to make them even easier to utilize.

Program B

Dawn of GAIA *

ガイアの夜明け

 With ongoing reconstruction in northeastern Japan and the upcoming 2020 Tokyo Olympics, the construction industry is seeing a sharp rise in demand. But the shortage of workers has forced many projects to be delayed. What’s more, because of the perception of construction as the 3Ds – dangerous, difficult and dirty – many companies are struggling to recruit young people, forcing them to rely on experienced but aging workers. This time, we report on initiatives to nurture the next generation of carpenters and craftsmen.

 

 

 * Available only on CNBC Asia.

 

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Sponsors

  • Kobe Steel, Ltd.
  • Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation
  • Mitsubishi Motors Corporation
  • MITSUI & CO., LTD.
  • skytree
  • bridgestone
  • Canon
  • Mitsubishi Electric
  • omron
  • SHIMIZU CORPORATION