Sponsors

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

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#34

UP DATE
Tue 13 Nov, 2018

Convenience and Comfort for Your Japan Journey. / Carrying On Craftsmanship

AIRTIMES

CNBC Asia: Sun 18 Nov, 2018
METRO TV: Sun 18 Nov, 2018
USTREAM: Tue 20 Nov, 2018
NIKKEI CNBC: Sun 18 Nov, 2018

This time, we introduce a number of services that are sure to offer convenience and comfort to foreign travelers in Japan.
Robots are being developed to recreate craftsmanship honed over the decades.

 

 

 

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Convenience and Comfort for Your Japan Journey

The number of foreign visitors to Japan is continuing to grow. Various services have been launched to make traveling throughout the country even more convenient and comfortable. From a website to easily set your travel plans to taxis you can ride without having to speak the language, we introduce a range of services for a hassle-free journey.

Program A

Israeli Startups and Japanese Companies

Israel has been drawing interest as a global innovation hub and through the government’s efforts, hundreds of new companies are being launched every year. Japanese firms are hoping to tap into these Israeli startups, some of which boast cutting-edge technologies. We report on the latest initiatives.

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Carrying On Craftsmanship

As a growing number of firms confront a critical issue centered on the lack of successors, concerns are mounting about the loss of manufacturing techniques built up over the decades. One robot maker is hoping to solve this problem. Will a robot really be able to recreate seasoned craftsmanship?

 * Available only on CNBC Asia.

 

  Producer
  Gentaro Kobayashi(NIKKEI VISUAL IMAGES)

 

Latest Episode

#33

UP DATE
Tue 06 Nov, 2018

Exploring Ginza. / Deep-Sea “Treasure” Hunt

AIRTIMES

CNBC Asia: Sun 11 Nov, 2018
METRO TV: Sun 11 Nov, 2018
USTREAM: Tue 13 Nov, 2018
NIKKEI CNBC: Sun 11 Nov, 2018

Program host, Makiko Utsuda, visits Ginza and learns what goes on behind the scenes of the traditional performing art of “Kabuki”.
Japan relies on imports to meet its demand for metal resources. But, now, efforts are underway to tap into what’s believed to be vast reserves on the seafloor in surrounding waters.

 

 

 

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Tokyo Trek: Ginza, Part 2

We continue with our walk through Ginza, a premiere shopping district of Tokyo. This historical neighborhood is lined with numerous buildings constructed in the early 20th century. We visit a facility called the “Kabukiza Gallery” located above the iconic “Kabukiza Theatre”.

Program A

Deep-Sea “Treasure” Hunt

Japan relies almost a hundred percent on imports to meet its demand for metal resources. But, it’s said that waters surrounding the country may hold reserves of 2.7 trillion dollars at depths of more than 1,000 meters. We report on how the latest technologies are being used to search for seafloor hydrothermal deposits, including gold, silver and copper.

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Japan’s Biggest Morning Market

The “Tatehana Wharf Morning Market” is held at a port in Hachinohe, Aomori Prefecture. It’s a massive market of about 360 shops that draws 20,000 people every Sunday. Local farmer, Takao Uemura, started the market with acquaintances 14 years ago as a place where producers could set their own prices and sell their produce. And, now, it’s become a morning market crowded with thousands of people.

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A Strawberry Confectionary Shop

“Maison de Frouge” is a shop in Kyoto specializing in strawberry confections. Every single product they sell is made with strawberries. The owner, Mika Watabe, is passionate about strawberries and visits as many as five farms every week to find the best-tasting produce.

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Dream Weavers: Konno Seisakujo, Part 2

Konno Seisaskujo builds custom-made “Cherubim” bicycles that can cost several thousand dollars but are so in demand that there’s a waiting list of several months. While many bicycles nowadays are built inexpensively using carbon and aluminum frames, the company president is particular about using heavier steel to make durable models.

 * Available only on CNBC Asia.

 

  Producer
  Gentaro Kobayashi(NIKKEI VISUAL IMAGES)

 

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Sponsors

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