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  • 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

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#48

UP DATE
Tue 24 Feb, 2015

The Stories Behind Inventing ‘GANSO’ Dishes. A Device to Promote the Joys of Walking.

AIRTIMES

CNBC Asia: Sun 1 Mar, 2015
METRO TV:Sun 1 Mar, 2015
USTREAM: Tue 3 Mar, 2015
NIKKEI CNBC:Sun 1 Mar, 2015

 We see restaurants and eateries with the word ‘GANSO’, meaning ‘the original’, in their names. Such restaurants declare themselves as the first to come up with a certain popular dish that has gained widespread popularity. Which of the ‘GANSO’ dishes is a ‘must eat’? We take a look into the stories behind inventing the recipes of these popular ‘GANSO’ dishes.

 The popular TBS-produced documentary ‘Japanese Dream’ focuses on people from all walks of life who are following their dreams. The number of people who have difficulty walking is increasing in Japan’s aging society. We’ll introduce a researcher who developed a revolutionary ‘Walking Assisting Device’ that assists people who have difficulty walking.

Program A

CHANNEL JAPAN RANKING *

 We see restaurants and eateries with the word ‘GANSO’, meaning ‘the original’, in their names. Such restaurants declare themselves as the first to come up with a certain popular dish that has gained widespread popularity. Which of the ‘GANSO’ dishes is a ‘must eat’? We take a look into the stories behind inventing the recipes of these popular ‘GANSO’ dishes.

Program A

JAPANESE DREAM *

 The popular TBS-produced documentary ‘Japanese Dream’ focuses on people from all walks of life who are following their dreams. The number of people who have difficulty walking is increasing in Japan’s aging society. We’ll introduce a researcher who developed a revolutionary ‘Walking Assisting Device’ that assists people who have difficulty walking.

Program A

GACCHIRI MONDAY 

 ’Gacchiri Monday’ is a popular economics program on TBS. In this episode, we will focus on ‘Surplus’. ‘Surplus’ is excess stock which is not only profitless but costly because of the need to store it. We will introduce businesses who make use of ‘surplus’ and how they turn it into successful businesses.

 

Program B

Global Navigation Front *

 Global Navigation Front is an economics program produced by BS-TBS. In this episode, we focus on ‘logistics’. Enterprises have always worked on optimizing their logistics operations in order to reduce total costs. We have a report on the new strategies of the world’s second largest logistics supplier who has succeeded by minimizing transport mileage, optimizing inventory and automating the logistics process.

 * Available only on CNBC Asia.

 

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#47

UP DATE
Tue 17 Feb, 2015

Seeking Opportunities in Non-Digital Solutions. A Fully-Automatic Potato-Peeling Machine.

AIRTIMES

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

 A growing number of companies are spurning increasingly complex manufacturing processes and seeking new business opportunities in non-digital solutions. One firm recently launched a service to covert audio into text at a speed of seven characters a second, while another developed a walking assistance device that requires no external power source and supports the legs with the power of springs and a pendulum-like motion. We report on businesses that are shelving digital software and harnessing human abilities.

 A machine has been invented that will perfectly peel potatoes of any shape and size. This seemingly simple technology is the culmination of one Takumi’s tireless efforts. We follow him as he attempts to streamline the time-consuming task of peeling potatoes.

Program A

PROJECT JAPAN *

 Okinawa-based ISCEC Japan has developed a real-time audio-to-text conversion service that can display the data on tablet devices at a speed of seven characters a second. The technology is actually not software but people, with a team of two listening to audio and manually typing in text. Meanwhile, in Gifu Prefecture, Imasen Engineering Corporation has come up with ACSIVE, a walking assistance device that requires no external power source and provides support with only the power of springs and a pendulum-like motion. We look at businesses that are choosing to go against the digital wave and instead, harnessing the inherent abilities of humans.

Program A

WORLD BUSINESS SATELLITE

 A slew of new wearable devices have come onto the market. Major travel agency, KNT, is currently planning a tour utilizing an eyeglass-type wearable that will allow participants to see a recreation of the former Edo Castle, of which only ruins remain at the Imperial Palace. Meanwhile, at a special needs school, a piano concert unlike any in the world was held with the help of a wearable device. We report on the evolution of wearable hardware and the ingenious ideas that are opening up the future of this potentially massive market.

 

Program A

WORLD BUSINESS SATELLITE

 The company behind messaging application, LINE, has launched a new service that allows anybody to create and sell illustrations called stamps, which is delivering a big windfall to regular users. A set of 40 stamps is sold for 100 yen, or about a dollar, with half paid to creators. Some are even said to be raking in several million yen a month. We find out the secrets of these LINE millionaires.

 

Program A

Takumi *

 A fully-automatic potato-peeling machine has been developed that uses no blades. So how does it work? The secret is in the metal drum in which the potatoes roll about. The idea was hatched by a Takumi who had long struggled with a certain problem. We find out what drove him to this invention and the revolutionary mechanism of this seemingly-simple machine.

 

Program B

Global Navigation Front *

 Global Navigation Front is an economics program produced by BS-TBS. In this episode, we will focus on housing. In Japan, the mainstream of the housing business is starting to shift from sales of newly built homes to sales of resale homes. Through the merger of five companies, one company has become one of the dominant players in the industry. Today, we’ll take a look at their new strategies.

  * 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