Sponsors

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

Next Episode

#26

UP DATE
Tue 18 Sep, 2018

Coming to Japan for Kawaii. / Flying Cars Take Flight

AIRTIMES

CNBC Asia: Sun 23 Sep, 2018
METRO TV: Sun 23 Sep, 2018
USTREAM: Tue 25 Sep, 2018
NIKKEI CNBC: Sun 23 Sep, 2018

A growing number of visitors to Japan are coming to the country not for traditional tourism and shopping, but in search of one-of-a-kind experiences. A keyword now is “kawaii”.
The development of flying cars is speeding up around the world. A unique team of like-minded individuals in Japan is aiming to build a flying car that can also be driven on public roads.

 

 

 

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Coming to Japan for Kawaii

In this brand new segment, we put the spotlight on the Japanese tourism market. A growing number of foreign visitors are coming to the country with the aim of getting unique experiences such as beauty consultations and hairstyling.

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Flying Cars Take Flight

The development of “flying cars” is speeding up around the world. We report on one group in Japan that’s hoping to achieve manned flight next year. The members live in a shared house while working on the world’s smallest flying car that can also be driven on public roads.

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IoT Hostel

Moves are underway in Japan to promote the adoption of the Internet of Things, or IoT, whereby various devices such as smartphones and appliances are connected to the Internet. To get people to feel firsthand the convenience of IoT, one company has designed an experimental hotel where fixtures such as the air conditioner, lock, TV and curtain can be controlled with a single smartphone app.

 * Available only on CNBC Asia.

 

Latest Episode

#25

UP DATE
Tue 11 Sep, 2018

Experiencing Tokyo of Yesteryear . /  Company Managers Become Volleyball Coaches

AIRTIMES

CNBC Asia: Sun 16 Sep, 2018
METRO TV: Sun 16 Sep, 2018
USTREAM: Tue 18 Sep, 2018
NIKKEI CNBC: Sun 16 Sep, 2018

We take a walk through Shibamata, an area on the eastern edge of Tokyo, and discover a facility dedicated to an iconic Japanese movie as well as a historical river-crossing ferry.
We report on a new training program for corporate managers. With “team building” their mission, middle managers become coaches of volleyball teams.

 

 

 

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Tokyo Trek: Shibamata, Part 2

In the latter half of our two-part series on Shibamata in downtown Tokyo, we start with a ride aboard Tokyo’s only remaining river-crossing ferry. We also visit the “Tora-san Museum”, where visitors can step into the world of “It’s Tough Being a Man”, an iconic Japanese movie series with 48 installments.

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ANA Managers Become Volleyball Coaches?

Managers at airline operator, ANA Group, recently took part in a corporate training program that involved becoming coaches of volleyball teams comprised of high school girls. The company that offers the program is an entrepreneurial venture hatched inside Tsukuba University and focused on sports-based education.

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Long-Seller Lab: Odakyu’s Romance Car

Odakyu Electric Railway’s “Romance Car” has a history of more than half a century carrying tourists to Hakone. It has become synonymous with its observation deck seats that offer an unobstructed view of the scenery outside.

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Long-Seller Lab: Lotte’s Yukimi Daifuku

“Yukimi Daifuku” was launched in 1981 and quickly became a hit as an ice cream product to eat in the winter. In the course of developing it, company employees tasted various traditional Japanese confectionaries from across the country and decided to replace the azuki bean paste typically found in mochi rice cakes with ice cream.

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“Kojuhan” of Chichibu

The mountains of Chichibu gave birth to a food culture of “kojuhan”, which are light meals eaten in between farm work. Each family in the region appears to have a unique recipe and preparation method.

 * Available only on CNBC Asia.

 

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Sponsors

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