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  • Kobe Steel, Ltd.
  • Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation
  • Mitsubishi Motors Corporation
  • MITSUI & CO., LTD.
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  • seibu-group
  • skytree
  • TOSHIBA CORPORATION
  • Canon
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  • Mitsubishi Corporation
  • Mitsubishi Electric
  • Mori Building Co., Ltd.
  • SHIMIZU CORPORATION
  • TOYOTA
  • Yanmar Holdings Co., Ltd

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#52

UP DATE
Tue 24 Mar, 2015

Housewives Who Enjoy Part-Time Jobs. Measuring Tastes.

AIRTIMES

CNBC Asia: Sun 29 Mar, 2015
METRO TV:Sun 29 Mar, 2015
USTREAM: Tue 31 Mar, 2015
NIKKEI CNBC:Sun 29 Mar, 2015

 In April 2014, the consumption tax rate in Japan increased from 5% to 8%. How did people cut down on their spending after the tax increase? While cutting costs can help the household budget, an increase in income can help even more. Part-time jobs are garnering a lot of attention from housewives as a way to supplement income. What kind of jobs do they hold?

 It is said that the human tongue can detect five basic tastes including sweet, bitter, salty, sour and umami. A scientist has found a way to measure these five basic tastes which may open the door to many new possibilities. In the future, it may be possible to reproduce the flavors of foods made by first-class chefs in a laboratory.

Program A

CHANNEL JAPAN RANKING

 In April 2014, the consumption tax rate in Japan increased from 5% to 8%. How did people cut down on their spending after the tax increase? While cutting costs can help the household budget, an increase in income can help even more. Part-time jobs are garnering a lot of attention from housewives as a way to supplement income. What kind of jobs do they hold?

Program A

JAPANESE DREAM *

It is said that the human tongue can detect five basic tastes including sweet, bitter, salty, sour and umami. A scientist has found a way to measure these five basic tastes which may open the door to many new possibilities. In the future, it may be possible to reproduce the flavors of foods made by first-class chefs in a laboratory.

Program A

GACCHIRI MONDAY *

 ’Gacchiri Monday’ is a popular economics program on TBS. In this episode, we will focus on ‘Local Sports.’ One of Japan’s government policies is focusing on the revitalization of local regions. One of the ways to encourage local prosperity is said to be in the power of sports. We will introduce what kind of ‘Local Sports’ are heating up in various regions.

 

Program B

Global Navigation Front *

 Global Navigation Front is an economics program produced by BS-TBS. In this episode, we focus on the ‘Hair Salon Industry.’ There is a notable number of salons that are attempting to seek opportunities in overseas markets rather than battling for shares in the domestic market. We will report on one major company that began international beauty salon operations in 2013.

 * Available only on CNBC Asia.

 

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#51

UP DATE
Tue 17 Mar, 2015

Combating Communicable Diseases. The World’s Thinnest Silk Fabric.

AIRTIMES

CNBC Asia: Sun 22 Mar, 2015
METRO TV:Sun 22 Mar, 2015
USTREAM: Tue 24 Mar, 2015
NIKKEI CNBC:Sun 22 Mar, 2015

 From the Ebola Virus running rampant across West Africa to the first outbreak of Dengue Fever in 70 years in Japan, infectious diseases are posing a threat to people around the world. Amid this, the Nikkei Asian Conference on Communicable Diseases was held in Okinawa, bringing together international experts from industry, government and academia to discuss specific strategies to tackle the issue. We report on efforts being made across national boundaries.

 In Takumi this time, we introduce a technology that’s been invented to machine-weave the world’s thinnest silk fabric, which some have likened to a material appearing in a Japanese folktale called, “The Robe of the Celestial Maiden”. But developing a machine capable of mass-producing such a fabric faced numerous challenges such as threads breaking during processing. We find out how one Takumi overcame numerous difficulties in the pursuit of an unprecedented product.

Program A

PROJECT JAPAN *

 Infectious diseases not only affect the health of people, but can also cause significant social and economic disruptions such as reducing or shutting down corporate activity. The “Nikkei Asian Conference on Communicable Diseases” was recently held in Okinawa to strengthen international cooperation and discuss strategies to tackle the issue. What’s needed to thwart and eventually eradicate infectious diseases? We hear from experts at the conference.

Program A

WORLD BUSINESS SATELLITE

 New “sharing” businesses are popping up one after another to take a slice of a market forecast to reach one trillion yen globally. One necktie rental website allows members to choose and borrow as many as they want from a selection of 1,000 for a flat monthly fee. And an accessory rental service offers a similar deal, letting women borrow necklaces, earrings and other fashion items. We report on a new runway opening up for the apparel industry.

 

Program A

WORLD BUSINESS SATELLITE

 The integration of IT and health management services is giving rise to new businesses. One example is a service called “Diet Tutor” offered over a smartphone application, which allows users to send in pictures of their meals to be assessed by certified nutritionists. Another service offers shopping rewards based on the number of steps a person walks during the day. We report on the growing trend of personal health management powered by IT.

 

Program A

Takumi *

 There’s a silk fabric said to be the thinnest in the world. Its color shifts constantly depending on the angle of the light. The secret behind its thinness, flexibility and beauty is the use of tiny threads almost invisible to the naked eye. They’re said to be one-sixth the thickness of a strand of hair. So how was the Takumi able to mass produce such a fine fabric using such thin threads? We find out how one man overcame the odds in pursuit of his passion.

 

Program B

Global Navigation Front *

 Global Navigation Front is an economic program produced by BS-TBS. In this episode, we focus on ‘Sport Equipment Industry.’ The industry is showing strong sales as it is backed by the popularity of running sports and health trends, however there are concerns about whether or not this trend will continue as Japan’s declining birthrate may have a direct impact on number of participants in sports activities. We will look into strategies of the Japanese top selling sports equipment company who is seeking more business opportunities in overseas markets.

  * Available only on CNBC Asia.

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Sponsors

  • bridgestone
  • Kobe Steel, Ltd.
  • Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation
  • Mitsubishi Motors Corporation
  • MITSUI & CO., LTD.
  • omron
  • orix
  • seibu-group
  • skytree
  • TOSHIBA CORPORATION
  • Canon
  • JR-EAST
  • Mitsubishi Corporation
  • Mitsubishi Electric
  • Mori Building Co., Ltd.
  • SHIMIZU CORPORATION
  • TOYOTA
  • Yanmar Holdings Co., Ltd