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

Next Episode

#44

UP DATE
Tue 27 Jan, 2015

Small Yet Comfortable Housing. A Technology That Is Supporting the Medical Field.

AIRTIMES

CNBC Asia: Sun 1 Feb, 2015
METRO TV:Sat 7 Feb, 2015
USTREAM: Tue 3 Feb, 2015
NIKKEI CNBC:Sun 1 Feb, 2015

 In Japan, April is the month for new beginnings. In order to prepare for their new lifestyles, the number of people who choose to move houses. What do you look for when looking for a new place to live? Small yet comfortable housing is gaining popularity. We will introduce unique features of various small houses.

 The popular TBS-produced documentary ‘Japanese Dream’ focuses on people from all walks of life who are following their dreams. It is said that iPS cells will potentially play a vital role in realizing regenerative medicine, but in order for this to be utilized, it requires the help of various technologies. We take a close look at the development of equipment that grasp and release tiny cells.

Program A

CHANNEL JAPAN RANKING

 In Japan, April is the month for new beginnings. In order to prepare for their new lifestyles, the number of people who choose to move houses. What do you look for when looking for a new place to live ? Small yet comfortable housing is gaining popularity. We will introduce unique features of various small houses.

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 iPS cells will potentially play a vital role in realizing regenerative medicine, but in order for this to be utilized, it requires the help of various technologies. We take a close look at the development of equipment that grasp and release tiny cells.

Program A

GACCHIRI MONDAY *

 ’Gacchiri Monday’ is a popular economics program on TBS. In this episode, we will focus on a Japanese set meal restaurant. In Japan, many restaurants offer a ‘set meal’ style menu. We will introduce behind the scene of one of the largest Japasese set meal restaurants who targets female customers by offering many healthy choices and even lists the calories on their menu.

 

Program B

Global Navigation Front *

 Global Navigation Front is an economics program produced by BS-TBS. In this episode, we focus on new working styles. It is said that Japan is facing a labor shortage. We will introduce a company that is helping businesses utilize latent workforces, such as seniors and women who are raising children, by creating new ways of working.

 * Available only on CNBC Asia.

 

Latest Episode

#43

UP DATE
Tue 20 Jan, 2015

Cutting-Edge Tech for Global Clothes Makers. Lifeboats to Deliver Passengers to Safety.

AIRTIMES

CNBC Asia: Sun 25 Jan, 2015
METRO TV:Sat 31 Jan, 2015
USTREAM: Tue 27 Jan, 2015
NIKKEI CNBC:Sun 25 Jan, 2015

 JUKI Corporation is the world’s top manufacturer of industrial sewing machines by market share and plays a crucial role in the global apparel manufacturing industry. It boasts sophisticated technologies to sew in straight lines at surprisingly swift speeds, as well in zigzag patterns with extreme precision regardless of the material. Behind the company’s numerous achievements is a deeply-rooted culture among employees of constantly pursuing innovation. We speak with the president, Akira Kiyohara, about his strategy to remain the industry leader.

 Our Takumi this time is a craftsman of lifeboats that can be safely dropped into the ocean from a height of 30 meters. Key to the technology is the ability to protect passengers from the impact of the vessel hitting the water. We follow a craftsman in his quest to develop a device to transport evacuees to safety.

Program A

EXECUTIVE INSIGHT *

  JUKI’s industrial sewing machines are at work in clothing factories around the world. The company president himself regularly travels out of Japan to meet employees of those factories to identify problems and generate ideas for new products. We speak with Akira Kiyohara about his view of the Asian apparel industry and his strategy to remain the industry leader.

Program A

WORLD BUSINESS SATELLITE

 The number of elderly lacking cars and living in areas without supermarkets nearby is forecast to increase to 5.98 million nationwide by 2025. The problem is especially acute in cities, with the population of such consumers expected to double. To provide relief, local supermarkets and shopping arcades are expanding services for the elderly. We report on new initiatives to lend a helping hand to stranded shoppers.

 

Program A

WORLD BUSINESS SATELLITE

 To accommodate the growing number of inbound visitors, the government recently decided to expand tax exemptions to new categories of products. Eyeing potential business opportunities, companies across Japan are tailoring products, such as regional specialties, to attract international shoppers. We find out how local manufacturers are setting their sights on the global market.

 

Program A

Takumi *

 On massive container ships, lifeboats are typically placed on the deck, which can be 30 meters above the surface of the water. This time, we introduce a Takumi who spent three years using a mockup of a ship to develop a vessel to keep passengers safe against the impact of the drop.

 

Program B

Global Navigation Front *

 Global Navigation Front is an economics program produced by BS-TBS. In this episode, we focus on a new freezing technology. One of the challenges that Japan faces today is how to revitalize the economies of rural areas. We will introduce a freezing technology which helped revitalize the economy and increase jobs.

  * 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