CNBC Asia: Sun 20 Apr, 2014
METRO TV:Sat 26 Apr, 2014
USTREAM: Tue 22 Apr, 2014
NIKKEI CNBC:Sun 20 Apr, 2014
Products that make it more convenient for consumers to get their greens are now hitting store shelves, including sauces to soak and flavor vegetables and a jelly-type tomato drink with an almost genuine texture. We report on a breed of new businesses hoping to "vegify" our diets.
Fish farming technologies are continuing to evolve, with freshwater fish raised in saltwater to make them grow faster and bigger, and caviar made by small sturgeon transplanted with the reproductive cells of a larger species. A look at the latest advancements in fish farming technology to satisfy the growing seafood cravings of people around the world.
PROJECT JAPAN *
Japanese people are said to be skipping on greens in their diet, with a study by the agriculture ministry showing that vegetable consumption in the country is less than that in the United States. Amid rising health consciousness, this issue has received greater attention and a slew of new products have come onto the market. Will this be a boon for food businesses?
WORLD BUSINESS SATELLITE
New types of storage services are being introduced across Japan to help people organize their belongings as well as sort through things that they don't use or are unable to throw away. We report on the changing shape of the storage sector.
WORLD BUSINESS SATELLITE
Until now, fish farming meant raising fry to maturity. But new technologies are being developed for full-cycle farming, allowing tuna to be raised from the spawning to shipping stage. One such tuna has even established itself as a brand, commanding prices at the upper end of the market. Trials are also underway to raise freshwater fish in saltwater to make them grow faster and bigger. We report on the evolution and future of fish farming.
"Takumi" is a Japanese word meaning "artisan" or "a person with exceptional skill". This time, we introduce a man who is said to create makeup brushes boasting a 50 percent global market share. His one-of-a-kind products are used by makeup artists at the Paris Collection as well as Hollywood actors. We report on the craftsmanship that goes into these exquisite tools of the trade.
Global Navigation Front *
Global Navigation Front is an economics program produced by BS-TBS. In this episode we will focus on Fruits. Japan has four distinct seasons, and there are many kinds of seasonal fruits. However the fruit consumption in Japan is low compared to other countries. One statistic shows the average fruit consumption among Japanese is one third of those among Italians. We introduce one established fruit shop in Tokyo. They have focused on "premium and tasty" fruits and try to appeal their quality.
* Available only on CNBC Asia.