Sponsors

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

Next Episode

#27

UP DATE
Tue 27 Sep, 2016

Items No Longer Needed When Moving. Rice-Based Ethanol That Is Used in Cosmetics.

AIRTIMES

CNBC Asia: Sun 2 Oct, 2016
METRO TV:Sun 2 Oct, 2016
USTREAM: Tue 4 Oct, 2016
NIKKEI CNBC:Sun 2 Oct, 2016

 When you’re moving to a smaller residence or undergoing a lifestyle change, there are always things you just can’t take with you. What is the most common item no longer needed when moving. At times like that, lots of people make use of recycling stores. Our episode today takes a close look at the recycle shop business.

 In Japan, the area of arable land devoted to rice paddies is decreasing year by year. At the same time, the amount of abandoned farmland is increasing. In order to solve the problem of abandoned farmland, there is an entrepreneur who is dealing with practical ways to make use of rice that is unfit for being used as food.

Program A

CHANNEL JAPAN RANKING *

 When you’re moving to a smaller residence or undergoing a lifestyle change, there are always things you just can’t take with you. What is the most common item no longer needed when moving. At times like that, lots of people make use of recycling stores. Our episode today takes a close look at the recycle shop business.

Program A

JAPANESE DREAM 

  In Japan, the area of arable land devoted to rice paddies is decreasing year by year. At the same time, the amount of abandoned farmland is increasing. In order to solve the problem of abandoned farmland, there is an entrepreneur who is dealing with practical ways to make use of rice that is unfit for being used as food.

Program A

GACCHIRI MONDAY 

 Our topic today is ‘Successful Female Company Presidents.’ Roughly 35% of female company presidents are the person who established their own company. We will introduce the secrets that led to the success of these female presidents.

Program B

Wafusohonke  

The Current

 The Recreation Artisans of Japan
A empty can that doesn’t appear to be out of the ordinary is actually made of wood. A wood engraver uses various tools such as saws, chisels and sculpting knives to create works of art from wood, including a leather pocketbook, a cherry blossom branch and cicada, and a galvanized iron sheet roof with a persimmon on top. Introduced are other recreation artisans such as a woman who crafts realistic and beautiful plant life from polymer clay.

 

 

 * Available only on CNBC Asia.

 

Latest Episode

#26

UP DATE
Tue 20 Sep, 2016

“Design + Technology” to Escape Subcontracting. Choosing Bosses by Election.

AIRTIMES

CNBC Asia: Sun 25 Sep, 2016
METRO TV:Sun 25 Sep, 2016
USTREAM: Tue 27 Sep, 2016
NIKKEI CNBC:Sun 25 Sep, 2016

 Ugajin Yosetsu Kogyosho is a small company with just five workers that developed a hand bike for a boy with physical difficulties. We follow a company with no knowledge of bicycle manufacturing as it overcomes obstacles to create a one-of-a-kind hand bike.
 We report on a company that’s growing its business through a unique personnel system through which managers are chosen by election.

Program A

WORLD BUSINESS SATELLITE *

 Owndays is a fast-growing, low-price eyeglasses chain. The source of its growth is an election it holds to choose bosses. Every year, all employees select “area managers”, the top management position on the sales floor, through an election. Candidates put up posters in the office and even appear in company television broadcasts to promote their platforms. We take a look at the entire process from campaigning to final voting.

Program A

WORLD BUSINESS SATELLITE *

 Tougher ship emissions rules are expected to be implemented around the world in 2020. Ahead of that, the industry is setting its sights on Liquefied Natural Gas, which is seen as an environment-friendly alternative to heavy fuel oil.

Program A

Takumi 

 This time, we introduce a Takumi who developed gloves to assist people who have difficulty gripping things because of illness or injury. By sending gas into an artificial muscle made from a rubber tube, the glove helps a person open and close his or her hand. The only power necessary comes from two double-A batteries. And weighing just 500 grams, it can be carried around with ease.

Program A

Dream Weavers 

 Ugajin Yosetsu Kogyosho is a company with just five workers. The president had been spearheading efforts to develop original products that he could show to clients and grow the company out of its subcontracting role. In the midst of that, he received a request from a boy who has a disability of the lower body and wanted a hand bike so he could go to school on his own without burdening his parents. The factory had no knowledge of bicycle manufacturing but the boy’s passionate request fired up the president’s spirit of craftsmanship.

Program B

Getting to Know Beautiful Japan  

Getting to Know Beautiful Japan

 We visit to Wakayama Prefecture which has the southernmost point of the main island of Japan, Cape Shiono. Nachikatsuura has the largest tuna catch in Japan. The locals cook tuna dishes on special occasions such as weddings. Once a year, the deities of Kumano go back home to the Nachi Falls where they used to reside. Many spectators purify their approach to the waterfalls with the fire of large torches. This is a Shinto ritual called Nachi Fire Festival. We enjoy the beauty of Kumano Kodo in summer.

 

 

 * Available only on CNBC Asia.

 

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Sponsors

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