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  • Mitsubishi Motors Corporation
  • Nippon Rent-A-Car Service, Inc.
  • SEIBU HOLDINGS
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  • Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
  • Toray Industries, Inc.

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#43

UP DATE
Tue 17 Jan, 2017

Japanese Crafts That Are Popular Among Tourists. A Lighting Designer Who Decorates Unique Buildings.

AIRTIMES

CNBC Asia: Sun 22 Jan, 2017
METRO TV:Sun 22 Jan, 2017
USTREAM: Tue 24 Jan, 2017
NIKKEI CNBC:Sun 22 Jan, 2017

 In Japan, various types of traditional crafts have existed since long ago. Such crafts are not only popular among the Japanese but also popular among tourists from abroad. We will introduce what crafts were bought most frequently by tourist from abroad, and show you a variety of wooden crafts.

 Japanese Dream this week will take a look at a lighting designer who decorates various kinds of places with illuminations, but also decorates unique buildings such as World Heritage Sites. She is pursuing her dream that she wants to offer a light of peace.

Program A

CHANNEL JAPAN RANKING

 In Japan, various types of traditional crafts have existed since long ago. Such crafts are not only popular among the Japanese but also popular among tourists from abroad. We will introduce what crafts were bought most frequently by tourist from abroad, and show you a variety of wooden crafts.

Program A

JAPANESE DREAM 

  Japanese Dream this week will take a look at a lighting designer who decorates various kinds of places with illuminations, but also decorates unique buildings such as World Heritage Sites. She is pursuing her dream that she wants to offer a light of peace.

Program A

GACCHIRI MONDAY *

 Out topic is ‘Business facilitation.’ There are businesses that support other successful companies by doing some of their preparation work. We will show you their individual ways of preparation and their secrets as how to increase sales.

Program B

Getting to Know Beautiful Japan  

Getting to Know Beautiful Japan

 Today’s destination is Gunma Prefecture known for the famous Tomioka Silk Mill which was listed on UNESCO’s World Cultural Heritage in 2014. A building of a bakery in Kiryu city used to be a textile factory. ‘Isesaki Kasuri’, a type of silk fabric kimono from the Meiji period to the early Showa period, was popular among women as casual wear, and it is having revival. We explored Gunma Prefecture, a land of silk, and its lesser-known textile culture.

 

 

 * Available only on CNBC Asia.

 

Latest Episode

#42

UP DATE
Tue 10 Jan, 2017

Dashing to the Future on Two Horses. Professionals to the Prefectures.

AIRTIMES

CNBC Asia: Sun 15 Jan, 2017
METRO TV:Sun 15 Jan, 2017
USTREAM: Tue 17 Jan, 2017
NIKKEI CNBC:Sun 15 Jan, 2017

 An equestrian gear maker in Sunagawa, Hokkaido, applies one-of-a-kind techniques to create bags and various other leather products that are growing in popularity. We learn about the challenges taken on by the company to carry on craftsmanship rooted in its saddle-making history.
 A report on new initiatives to help companies in outlying regions attract top-notch human resources that are often concentrated in big cities.

Program A

WORLD BUSINESS SATELLITE *

 As people from across Japan increasingly converge in Tokyo, a human resources gap between the big city and prefectures is widening. Amid this, small companies in outlying regions are making greater efforts to hire talented, career-track professionals to grow their businesses. We report on people who’re making the move out of the city.

Program A

Project Japan 

 Shibuya, Tokyo, where 500,000 people use the so-called scramble crossing in front of the station every day, is a magnet for tourists from across Japan and the world. The area is undergoing a massive transformation. We go behind the scenes to find out how Shibuya will change by 2020.

Program A

Takumi *

 This time, we meet a Takumi who developed long-lasting, freeze-dried miso. By drying the product at below freezing point, the original flavor is preserved. We learn the story of how he came up with this innovation.

Program A

Dream Weavers 

 Somes Saddle was originally a maker of workhorse harnesses for export. When the company president visited the main store of Hermes, which also began as a saddle maker, he saw the elegant leather products on display and decided to create world-class bags that could serve as a second pillar of business. He’s also focusing on nurturing young artisans who can carry on the company’s saddle-making techniques.

Program B

Getting to Know Beautiful Japan  

Getting to Know Beautiful Japan

 We travel to Usa-Jingu Shrine at the heart of Kunisaki Peninsula. ‘Ema’ are wooden plaques on which wishes are written. At the shrine, gourds are used. Slips of paper with wishes written are folded, and placed inside gourds. At remote Buddhist temple, ‘Monju Senji,’ there are dormitories where typically monks on pilgrimages to the mountain’s sacred sites stay here. We explore Kunisaki Peninsula in spring.

 

 

 * Available only on CNBC Asia.

 

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Sponsors

  • bridgestone
  • Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation
  • MITSUI & CO., LTD.
  • skytree
  • the Tokyu Group
  • TOYOTA
  • Nagoya Railroad Co., Ltd.
  • Mitsubishi Motors Corporation
  • Nippon Rent-A-Car Service, Inc.
  • SEIBU HOLDINGS
  • Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited
  • Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
  • Toray Industries, Inc.