Sponsors

  • bridgestone
  • Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation
  • MITSUI & CO., LTD.
  • skytree
  • the Tokyu Group
  • TOYOTA
  • Nagoya Railroad Co., Ltd.
  • Mitsubishi Motors Corporation
  • Nippon Rent-A-Car Service, Inc.
  • SEIBU HOLDINGS
  • Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited
  • Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
  • Toray Industries, Inc.

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#48

UP DATE
Tue 21 Feb, 2017

A Kyushu-Born Japanese Brand. Rock, Paper, Success.

AIRTIMES

CNBC Asia: Sun 26 Feb, 2017
METRO TV:Sun 26 Feb, 2017
USTREAM: Tue 28 Feb, 2017
NIKKEI CNBC:Sun 26 Feb, 2017

 ”Seven Stars in Kyushu” is a luxury train that travels through the Kyushu region. Used for some of the fittings is the Kyushu brand and traditional craft of “Arita porcelain ware”.
 Cutting-edge “paper” has been developed that doesn’t use any water or trees to make. The main ingredient is limestone. We report on how this thin and white sheet was developed.

Program A

WORLD BUSINESS SATELLITE *

 In recent years, traffic accidents involving elderly people have been in the spotlight. Moves to encourage senior citizens to relinquish their licenses have accelerated, but many say they can’t give up their cars which they rely on to get around. Recognizing the demand, a 70-year-old company president developed an electric cart from the perspective of the elderly and has been growing sales. Meanwhile, in Wajima, Ishikawa Prefecture, modified golf cars were introduced to public roads for the first time in Japan. They’re being seen as a potential form of transportation for the greying population.

Program A

WORLD BUSINESS SATELLITE *

 An innovative type of “paper” has been developed that is both durable and water-resistant. The main ingredient is limestone, which there’s said to be an almost inexhaustible supply globally. It doesn’t require any water or wood, which are used in large amounts to make conventional paper. Through a one-of-a-kind technology, they’ve succeeded in commercializing this paper-like white sheet. The company plans to expand sales and believes it could potentially be used as a substitute for plastic products.

Program A

Takumi 

 This time, we introduce a Takumi who developed black stainless steel that’s neither plated nor painted. Not only beautiful in appearance, the black stainless steel that also has practical applications is being used for the interior and exterior of shops, as well as design-focused appliances. Orders are said to be growing domestically and internationally.

Program A

PROJECT JAPAN 

 ”Seven Stars in Kyushu” is a luxury train that travels through the Kyushu region. Used for some of the fittings is a Kyushu brand, “Arita porcelain ware”. A project is now underway to help this traditional craft with a history of 400 years achieve sustainable growth in the future. We report on how a new generation of Arita ware is being born through the infusion of different perspectives.

Program B

Getting to Know Beautiful Japan  

Getting to Know Beautiful Japan

 We drive north along the Hida highway to reach Osaka. In Osaka, there are more than 200 waterfalls. Exploring the waterfalls is the new attraction in Hida. They were slowly discovered by local volunteers who were walking in the wild forest. In Hida Furukawa, every house looks similar, but carpenters carved brackets with their individual design called ‘clouds.’ We explore Hida in the fall which is full of emotion.

 

 

 * Available only on CNBC Asia.

 

Latest Episode

#47

UP DATE
Tue 14 Feb, 2017

Secrets Behind Longtime-Seller Items. Increasing Precision of Earthquake Early Warnings.

AIRTIMES

CNBC Asia: Sun 19 Feb, 2017
METRO TV:Sun 19 Feb, 2017
USTREAM: Tue 21 Feb, 2017
NIKKEI CNBC:Sun 19 Feb, 2017

 There are about 33,000 companies which have a history of 100 years or more, as of 2017. We’ll introduce the ranking of long-standing companies. And also we’ve covered the secrets behind longtime-seller items which are produced by long-standing companies.

 Japanese Dream this week will take a look at a researcher who is engaged in earthquake and tsunami prediction. Since 2007, the ‘Earthquake Early Warnings have been started providing in Japan, but this needs more work because there are errors with the actual scale of quake.

Program A

CHANNEL JAPAN RANKING

 There are about 33,000 companies which have a history of 100 years or more, as of 2017. We’ll introduce the ranking of long-standing companies. And also we’ve covered the secrets behind longtime-seller items which are produced by long-standing companies.

Program A

JAPANESE DREAM 

  Japanese Dream this week will take a look at a researcher who is engaged in earthquake and tsunami prediction. Since 2007, the ‘Earthquake Early Warnings have been started providing in Japan, but this needs more work because there are errors with the actual scale of quake.

Program A

GACCHIRI MONDAY *

 Our topic today is ‘restaurants and stores that are photogenic.’ They have something highly photogenic in their stores. We will show you their strategies to attract many customers.

Program B

Getting to Know Beautiful Japan  

Getting to Know Beautiful Japan

 Aizu-Wakamatsu is located near the center of Fukushima Prefecture and was a feudal castle town. Oku-Aizu is a secluded mountains area which has heavy snowfall in winter. Enzoji Temple built during the early Edo period has a history of 1,200 years. We discover Fukushima in the Michinoku region.

 

 

 * Available only on CNBC Asia.

 

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Sponsors

  • bridgestone
  • Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation
  • MITSUI & CO., LTD.
  • skytree
  • the Tokyu Group
  • TOYOTA
  • Nagoya Railroad Co., Ltd.
  • Mitsubishi Motors Corporation
  • Nippon Rent-A-Car Service, Inc.
  • SEIBU HOLDINGS
  • Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited
  • Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
  • Toray Industries, Inc.