Sponsors

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  • 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.

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#17

UP DATE
Tue 19 Jul, 2016

Popular ‘Bentos’, or Box Lunches Sold at Train Stations. Manmade Shooting Stars.

AIRTIMES

CNBC Asia: Sun 24 Jul, 2016
METRO TV:Sun 24 Jul, 2016
USTREAM: Tue 26 Jul, 2016
NIKKEI CNBC:Sun 24 Jul, 2016

 There are ‘bentos’, or box lunches, called ‘Ekiben’ that are sold at train stations. Recently it seems these Ekibens, popular with overseas tourists visiting Japan. We’ll take a look at a popularity ranking for these Ekiben and focus on the secrets of the popularity of Ekibens in Japan.

 Attracted by the possibility of a dream on a universal stage, a group of specialists in aerospace engineering gathered. The dream is creating artificial shooting stars. We’ll follow a researcher at a venture business. She is struggling to make the dream come true, the dream she has had since her student days.

Program A

CHANNEL JAPAN RANKING *

 There are ‘bentos’, or box lunches, called ‘Ekiben’ that are sold at train stations. Recently it seems these Ekibens, popular with overseas tourists visiting Japan. We’ll take a look at a popularity ranking for these Ekiben and focus on the secrets of the popularity of Ekibens in Japan.

Program A

JAPANESE DREAM *

  Attracted by the possibility of a dream on a universal stage, a group of specialists in aerospace engineering gathered. The dream is creating artificial shooting stars. We’ll follow a researcher at a venture business. She is struggling to make the dream come true, the dream she has had since her student days.

Program A

GACCHIRI MONDAY 

 Our topic today is ‘Event Promoters.’ Events are held somewhere everyday, food events, music events, and more. However, the fact of the matter is that getting large numbers of customers to come demands a lot of hard work on the management side. We’ll introduce people who promote events.

Program B

Getting to Know Beautiful Japan  *

The Current

 Mt. Haruna is one of the three mountains of Joumou. Ikaho Onsen sits on the mountainside. Local residents carry a barrel portable shrine on their shoulders and climb up the 365 steps. Mt. Tanigawa is favored by hikers. Tanigawa Onsen is at the foot of the mountain, and there is a inn whose theme is fusion with nature. Ozegahara is the largest wetlands in Japan. During the short autumn season, grasslands gleam with a golden hue.

 

 

 * Available only on CNBC Asia.

 

Latest Episode

#16

UP DATE
Tue 12 Jul, 2016

The Nikkei Asian Conference on Communicable Diseases. Stopping Smartphone Addiction.

AIRTIMES

CNBC Asia: Sun 17 Jul, 2016
METRO TV:Sun 17 Jul, 2016
USTREAM: Tue 19 Jul, 2016
NIKKEI CNBC:Sun 17 Jul, 2016

 The Nikkei Asian Conference on Communicable Diseases brings together experts in various fields from industry, government and academia. This year, discussions focused on what Japan can do to prevent the spread of communicable diseases threatening the world.
 Smartphones have become indispensable in daily life. But with “smartphone addiction” affecting a growing number of students, universities and companies are starting to take action.

Program A

WORLD BUSINESS SATELLITE 

 Smartphones are now indispensable in our daily lives, but excessive use can lead to “smartphone addiction”, which is affecting a growing number of people in Japan. In some severe cases, it can impair communication ability and efforts are now underway to combat this problem. We report on initiatives being carried out by universities and companies.

Program A

WORLD BUSINESS SATELLITE 

 Behind the Japanese government’s recent decision to delay the consumption tax hike is continuing weakness in spending. With consumers becoming more budget-minded, restaurant chains and supermarkets are revamping their pricing strategies and shifting towards price reductions. From low-price meals to “lowest price” promotions, companies are pursuing a range of tactics. We report on how businesses are changing course to attract customers.

Program A

Takumi *

 When bamboo is left to grow wild, it can have an adverse effect on surrounding ecosystems. We introduce a “Takumi” who developed a new way to use bamboo to help solve this problem.

Program A

PROJECT JAPAN *

 With globalization, people and goods are moving at an ever faster pace across borders, heightening the risk from communicable diseases. Dealing with this issue is an urgent task for the international community. We find out what Japan is doing to fight communicable diseases.

Program B

Getting to Know Beautiful Japan  *

Getting to Know Beautiful Japan

 A trip along the Nichinan Coastline which stretches from Aoshima in southern Miyazaki to Cape Toi. After visiting Aoshima Shinto Shrine and Udo Shrine, we’ll go further south and reach Aburatsu which used to be the largest tuna-fishing port in East Asia. At the southern most tip of Miyazaki, descendants of horses, that samurai used to use, are living in flocks.

 

 

 * 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.