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  • Mitsubishi Electric
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#23

UP DATE
Tue 01 Sep, 2015

Unknown, But Popular Sightseeing Spots. A Device That Reduces the Power of Winds.

AIRTIMES

CNBC Asia: Sun 6 Sep, 2015
METRO TV:Sun 6 Sep, 2015
USTREAM: Tue 8 Sep, 2015
NIKKEI CNBC:Sun 6 Sep, 2015

 There are abundant sightseeing spots in Japan: the historical places with shrines and temples or amusement parks like Tokyo Disneyland. There are many other less known sightseeing spots that are very popular as well. Some of those spots are not quite what would normally be considered a typical tourist destination. Let’s take a look at some unknown, yet popular spots in Japan.

 The popular TBS-produced documentary ‘Japanese Dream’ focuses on people from all walks of life who are following their dreams. It sometimes happens in big cities that minor winds deflected by one building become strong winds after travelling through a complex path among many high-rise buildings. Those winds can increase the risk of falling. Japanese Dreams introduces a researcher who is developing device to weaken strong winds.

Program A

CHANNEL JAPAN RANKING

 There are abundant sightseeing spots in Japan: the historical places with shrines and temples or amusement parks like Tokyo Disneyland. There are many other less known sightseeing spots that are very popular as well. Some of those spots are not quite what would normally be considered a typical tourist destination. Let’s take a look at some unknown, yet popular spots in Japan.

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 sometimes happens in big cities that minor winds deflected by one building become strong winds after travelling through a complex path among many high-rise buildings. Those winds can increase the risk of falling. Japanese Dreams introduces a researcher who is developing device to weaken strong winds.

Program A

GACCHIRI MONDAY *

 Gacchiri Monday focuses on local media networks that are very popular among local community. One local newspaper has grown its circulation by providing the detailed regional news. Take a look at the behind scenes of its work and the strategies of other local media networks .

Program B

The Current  *

The Current

 The Port of Funabashi is located on the northwestern coast of Chiba Prefecture. As a rich fishing ground in Tokyo Bay and located close to Tokyo, it has become a central location for various activities. The Current introduces the attraction of the Port of Funabashi and the reasons behind its popularity.

 

 

 * Available only on CNBC Asia.

 

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#22

UP DATE
Tue 25 Aug, 2015

The Wonders of Welding. A Fully Independent Fire Extinguishing System.

AIRTIMES

CNBC Asia: Sun 30 Aug, 2015
METRO TV:Sun 30 Aug, 2015
USTREAM: Tue 1 Sep, 2015
NIKKEI CNBC:Sun 30 Aug, 2015

 There’s a company in Tokyo that provides technical expertise indispensable for the manufacture of the “Hayabusa 2″ small asteroid explorer, Formula One racing machines and aircraft. Their specialty is extremely precise welding that can’t be matched by any rival. We discover the spirit of craftsmanship driving these engineers to take on even the most difficult of challenges with a smile.
 A Takumi has developed a fire extinguishing system that requires no electricity and can deliver volumes of water to sprinklers and fire hoses. The secret is nitrogen gas. We find out why a man who had no connection to the field decided to invent an unprecedented device.

Program A

Dream Weavers *

 Welding two different types of metal with varying melting points requires adjustments on the order of 0.01 millimeters. What’s more, companies in the industry frequently handle materials costing tens of millions of yen a piece. Tosei Electrobeam confronts such risks and difficulties every day. Why has the company been able to maintain such a high technical level? The founder and chairman speaks about the motivation and passion driving the business.

Program A

WORLD BUSINESS SATELLITE *

 The restaurant industry is facing an acute shortage of workers, but some establishments have succeeded in drawing crowds of customers with fresh ideas. A grilled beef restaurant operates with minimal staff, while another eatery is offering an unusual pricing system for its all-you-can-eat buffet spread. We take a look at business models that are designed to keep up with constantly changing consumer trends.

Program A

WORLD BUSINESS SATELLITE 

 Fanac is the world’s top industrial robot manufacturer by market share. Robots are ever evolving and the company continues to introduce new products to meet customer demands. Our cameras were allowed inside a highly secretive facility where some of the most advanced robots are being developed.

Program A

Takumi 

 Our Takumi this time has invented a fire extinguishing system that utilizes pressure from gases stored in cylinders to release a constant stream of water. It can be used in the event of a black out and also has an independent water storage tank. Development took five long years, and despite hardships, the Takumi never gave up. We find out the backstory to this unique device.

Program B

The Current *

The Current

 In preparation for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, various efforts are being to promote Japan. One of the key word in those efforts is “Omotenashi,” Japanese hospitality. The Current introduces various types of Omotenashi provided at popular tourist spots.

 

 

 * Available only on CNBC Asia.

 

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Sponsors

  • Kobe Steel, Ltd.
  • Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation
  • Mitsubishi Motors Corporation
  • MITSUI & CO., LTD.
  • TOBU RAILWAY CO.,LTD.
  • skytree
  • bridgestone
  • Canon
  • Mitsubishi Electric
  • omron
  • SEIBU HOLDINGS
  • SHIMIZU CORPORATION
  • TOYOTA