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Next Episode

#14

UP DATE
Tue 30 Jun, 2015

Life-Saving Tweezers. The Future of Asia.

AIRTIMES

CNBC Asia: Sun 5 July, 2015
METRO TV:Sun 5 July, 2015
USTREAM: Tue 7 July, 2015
NIKKEI CNBC:Sun 5 July, 2015

 A small manufacturer of tweezers, once on the verge of closure, has managed to stage a comeback driven by its motivation to help customers that rely on their products. The workshop makes a variety of tweezers, including those for medical use. Some are indispensable in carrying out cutting-edge surgical procedures. We report on their pursuit of perfection and technological innovation.
  The Future of Asia is an international conference that brings together leaders in government and business from across the Asia-Pacific region to discuss strategies for growth. Through the participants’ speeches and interviews, we find out what the future holds for the region.

Program A

Dream Weavers *

 Tweezers are used in various fields, including medicine and manufacturing. At first glance, they appear to be simple tools, but tweezers are actually a culmination of dedicated craftsmanship and cutting-edge technology. One product made by the company has tips just 0.1 millimeters thick and can grasp microorganisms without killing them. It is said to have a 70 percent market share in Japan. We go behind the scenes to find out what makes their tweezers different from the rest.

Program A

PROJECT JAPAN *

 The Future of Asia is an international conference held every year. This year, the theme was “Asia Beyond 2014: The Quest for Lasting Peace and Prosperity”. 2015 is said to be a landmark year for Asia. By year-end, the ASEAN Economic Community will be launched, a major milestone towards regional integration. With inter-regional cooperation becoming ever more critical, what will Asia need to do to ensure stable and continual growth?

Program A

WORLD BUSINESS SATELLITE

 The Hokuriku Shinkansen was inaugurated in March 2015. Since then, there have been moves to draw more people to outlying regions by running what’s being called “tourism trains” in tandem with the Shinkansen. One railway operator is aiming to attract 20,000 more tourists annually by getting people who are visiting Kanazawa to go a little further to the Noto region. At the same time, the Shinkansen has helped grow the number of tourists from the Hokuriku region. Fast transport on the Shinkansen and slow tourism through local areas. We report on the survival strategies of local railways.

Program A

Takumi 

 This time, we introduce a Takumi who invented metal dishware that can be bent like clay. The developer came up with the idea after repeated trial and error. How did a man born into a family running a traditional metal casting company come up with such an innovative idea? What drove him to pursue this product without giving up? We report on the story behind the birth of bendable metal dishware.

Program B

The Current  *

The Current

 If we put all the power and communication cables laid In the underground of Tokyo, the length would be 100,000 km in total, which is equivalent to the three times of circumference of the earth. A hotel provides their own electric generator and water recycling system in the underground of their premises. Take a look at the hidden face of Tokyo underground.

 

 

 * Available only on CNBC Asia.

 

Latest Episode

#13

UP DATE
Tue 23 Jun, 2015

Origin of Japan’s manufacturing Part 2. Soil test for insuring the best vegetables.

AIRTIMES

CNBC Asia: Sun 28 Jun, 2015
METRO TV:Sun 28 Jun, 2015
USTREAM: Tue 30 Jun, 2015
NIKKEI CNBC:Sun 28 Jun, 2015

 The second episode of “History of Japanese Manufacturing” focuses on Japanese cuisine, or ‘washoku.’ Ever since it was on the UNESCO World Heritage list as an Intangible Cultural heritage, ‘washoku’ has drawn more attention of top chefs around the world. They especially get attracted to the special fifth taste ‘Umami.’ Japan developed the technologies that keep food fresh. and along with them, ‘washoku’ has developed its own world.

 The popular TBS-produced documentary ‘Japanese Dream’ focuses on people from all walks of life who are following their dreams. In agriculture, farmers have been relied on their experiences for fertilizing the soil. One researcher is conducting “the soil test for the farmers in order to grow the best vegetables.

Program A

PROJECT JAPAN 

 Japanese cuisine, or ‘washoku’ has drawn global attention since it was on the UNESCO World Heritage list as an Intangible Cultural heritage. Japan developed the various technologies that keep food fresh and along with it, ‘washoku’ has developed its own world.

Program A

JAPANESE DREAM *

  The popular TBS-produced documentary ‘Japanese Dream’ focuses on people from all walks of life who are following their dreams.  It is said that many farmers are struggling to fertilize the soil. One researcher is conducting the soil test for farmers to insure the best soil for growing vegetables.

Program A

GACCHIRI MONDAY *

 ’Gacchiri Monday’ is a popular economics program on TBS. In this episode, we will focus on ‘family restaurant chain’. According to one survey, the sales revenue of the food service industry slightly decreased compared to 2013. However one family restaurant chain has drawn more customers and increased
their sales by renovating the interior and developing new menus.

Program B

Dawn of GAIA *

ガイアの夜明け

 Consumers in Japan are once again shifting their attention to food safety. This program puts the spotlight on companies growing their businesses by taking a meticulous approach to ensure that food products are safe. One restaurant chain has developed a traceability system allowing customers to find out where the food they’re eating was made as well as the name of the actual producers and processors. Meanwhile, the operator of a regional supermarket chain is working together with farmers across the country to create one-of-a-kind products. We report on what’s being done to reassure consumers about the safety of what they put in their mouths.

 

 

 * 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
  • SEIBU HOLDINGS
  • SHIMIZU CORPORATION
  • TOYOTA