Sponsors

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

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#17

UP DATE
Tue 17 Jul, 2018

Akihabara’s Alternative Attractions. / The Evolution of the Car Ferry

AIRTIMES

CNBC Asia: Sun 22 Jul, 2018
METRO TV:Sun 22 Jul, 2018
USTREAM: Tue 24 Jul, 2018
NIKKEI CNBC:Sun 22 Jul, 2018

We continue with our stroll through Akihabara, an area of Tokyo also known as “Electric Town” and the center of so-called “otaku” culture, and discover numerous facilities to enjoy traditional culture and art.
“Sunflower Satsuma” set off on its maiden voyage recently. Not a typical car ferry, it has a range of features more akin to a luxury hotel or cruise ship. So, how has the car ferry evolved?

 

 

 

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Tokyo Trek: Akihabara, Part 2

Akihabara is otherwise known as “Electric Town”. But, it’s not just home to shops catering to the otaku culture. We introduce a range of facilities that are also popular with foreign visitors offering traditional crafts and arts unique to Japan. Program host, Makiko Utsuda, tries her hand at making a kaleidoscope and a new style of calligraphy.

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Inno-Ventures: An Out-of-the-Box Vegetable Factory

“Vegetable factories” allow vegetables to be grown inside buildings by supplying artificial light and water. We introduce an entrepreneurial venture that’s hoping to bring new innovations to this field. The company has overcome a series of business failures, but developed a proprietary technology. So, how does their device improve productivity?

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WBS: The Evolution of the Car Ferry

“Sunflower Satsuma”, a car ferry connecting Osaka and Kagoshima, recently celebrated its maiden voyage. The vessel has suites and other guest rooms equipped with showers and toilets, as well as pet-friendly quarters and a large communal bath. The operator has redesigned the car ferry for travelers and has even set aside rooms especially for truck drivers to meet rising cargo demand.

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On the Road to Eating: The Wheat Dishes of Takasaki

Gunma is known for dry gusts of wind and has developed a unique food culture as the “Wheat Kingdom”. We discover dishes made with wheat that can only be found in this region. From grilled buns served with a salty, sweet miso sauce to udon and what’s called “okkirikomi, we introduce local culinary characteristics and secrets.

 * Available only on CNBC Asia.

 

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#16

UP DATE
Tue 10 Jul, 2018

Genomic Cancer Treatment. / Carrying On a Traditional Candy

AIRTIMES

CNBC Asia: Sun 15 Jul, 2018
METRO TV:Sun 15 Jul, 2018
USTREAM: Tue 17 Jul, 2018
NIKKEI CNBC:Sun 15 Jul, 2018

What is genomic medicine? We report on the latest in cancer treatment.
“Osaka Toka” was founded in 1940 and is a maker of a traditional sugar candy. Headed by a father and his daughter, it’s known for creating unique products.

 

 

 

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Genomic Cancer Treatment

Cancer kills one in three people in Japan. The latest treatment for this deadly disease is “cancer genomics”. We report on the latest in the search for a cancer cure.

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Long-Seller Lab: Olfa Cutter

The cutter knife is now an indispensable stationery item. The world’s first snap-off cutter knife was put on the market by Olfa in 1959. The product was named “Olfa Cutter” since “Olfa” sounded similar to the Japanese word for “snap-off blade”. We find out the secret to this long-seller.

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Long-Seller Lab: Pop-Up Pirate

The “Pop-Up Pirate” was born in 1975. In an industry where annual sales of 100,000 units are considered a hit, this toy sold 170,000 units. 40 years since its launch, we find out the secret to its enduring popularity.

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Osaka Toka, Part 2

Osaka Toka was founded in 1940 and is a manufacturer of konpeito, a traditional sugar candy. It’s run by a father and his daughter, who work tirelessly to promote the product, even playing comedians at times. With demand shrinking due to the plethora of new snacks coming onto the market, they hope to pass on the konpeito tradition to the next generation.

 * Available only on CNBC Asia.

 

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Sponsors

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