Sponsors

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

Next Episode

#18

UP DATE
Tue 28 Jul, 2015

The World’s Thinnest Sliced Veneers. Denim Reinvented.

AIRTIMES

CNBC Asia: Sun 2 Aug, 2015
METRO TV:Sun 2 Aug, 2015
USTREAM: Tue 4 Aug, 2015
NIKKEI CNBC:Sun 2 Aug, 2015

 We introduce a company capable of shaving wood into thin slices of just 0.2 millimeters. Their products are used in a variety of places, including the compartments of the Seven Stars in Kyoto cruise train and concert halls. Behind the manufacturing process are craftsmen who are constantly pursing perfection.
 The jeans industry is struggling to stem the slide in production volumes. We meet a Takumi who integrated cutting-edge materials and traditional cotton threads to develop denim unlike any other.

Program A

Dream Weavers *

 Hokusan is a maker of sliced veneers headquartered in Tokyo. Their specialty is cutting wood into thin layers called sliced veneers. Paper-thin at just 0.2 millimeters, these veneers are produced from choice logs procured from around the world. Hokusan is the only company in the world with this capability. We find out the secrets to its manufacturing process.

Program A

WORLD BUSINESS SATELLITE

 In Nasumachi, Tochigi Prefecture, visitors can get an out-of-place experience wearing traditional Mongolian dress and sleeping in tents called gers. And in Tottori Prefecture, a major travel agency has teamed up with a local business to offer a paragliding experience and says the number of customers has nearly doubled as a result. We introduce some of the latest interactive-type tours in Japan.

Program A

WORLD BUSINESS SATELLITE

 A growing trend among gamers is to record themselves playing games and broadcasting their videos over the internet. Some take screen shots of rare characters or scenes in mobile games and post them on social media such as Twitter. We discover the world of watching and showing game play.

Program A

Takumi *

 Denim production in Japan peaked in 2005 and has fallen every year since. To turn around this situation, a longtime manufacturer of denim brought together its young employees to launch a new product development team. A core member of that team is our Takumi this time. We introduce an entirely new type of denim born through the integration of cutting-edge materials and traditional techniques.

Program B

The Current *

The Current

 Ikebukuro is one of the most popular towns in Tokyo to live in because of its convenient transportation system. It has many train lines and provides good access to all areas of Tokyo. This year the city office moved to a new building where it partly provides as residential area. Ikebukuro is also known as a student town, as represented by Rikkyo University that has turned out many celebrities. Take a look at various aspects of Ikebukuro.

 

 

 * Available only on CNBC Asia.

 

Latest Episode

#17

UP DATE
Tue 21 Jul, 2015

Fascinating Japanese Fabrics. Micro Bubbles that keep fish fresh.

AIRTIMES

CNBC Asia: Sun 26 July, 2015
METRO TV:Sun 26 July, 2015
USTREAM: Tue 28 July, 2015
NIKKEI CNBC:Sun 26 July, 2015

 Today Many US and European fashion brands use fabrics and knitted material from Japan. One of those uses Japanese-made fabrics for 70% of its collection. We focus on Japanese fabrics and materials getting attention from around the world.

 The popular TBS-produced documentary ‘Japanese Dream’ focuses on people from all walks of life who are following their dreams. In this episode, we introduce a man who innovated the way fish is distributed through a new technology that can transport fresh fish without freezing them.

Program A

PROJECT JAPAN 

 Today Many US and European fashion brands use fabrics and knitted material from Japan. One of those uses Japanese-made fabrics for 70% of its collection. We focus on Japanese fabrics and materials getting attention from around the world.

Program A

JAPANESE DREAM *

  The popular TBS-produced documentary ‘Japanese Dream’ focuses on people from all walks of life who are following their dreams. In this episode, we introduce a man who innovated the way fish is distributed through new technology that can transport fresh fish without freezing them.

Program A

GACCHIRI MONDAY *

 ’Gacchiri Monday’ is a popular economics program on TBS. Wires are used in various aspects of our daily lives, such as for elevators and on crane trucks at construction sites. They are so important, for human lives depend on their reliability. From everyday products to some unknown ones, let’s take a look at Japan’s wire industry.

Program B

The Current  *

The Current

 Kamakura is one of the most attracting tourist town in Japan. With many historically significant buildings remaining there, such as shrines, temples and traditional tradesmen and old samurai houses, Kamakura has put so much effort into preservation and development. Take a look at historical aspect of this old town.

 

 

 * Available only on CNBC Asia.

 

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Sponsors

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