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#9

UP DATE
Tue 26 May, 2015

The Hokuriku Bullet Train Begins Operation. Water Plasma Which Detoxifies Waste.

AIRTIMES

CNBC Asia: Sun 31 May, 2015
METRO TV:Sun 31 May, 2015
USTREAM: Tue 2 Jun, 2015
NIKKEI CNBC:Sun 31 May, 2015

 The Hokuriku bullet train began operation this March, connecting Tokyo and Kanazawa in about 2 and a half hours. We have a report on the Hokuriku area, which consists of Kanazawa, Toyama and Noto, which is now flourishing with visitors.

 The popular TBS-produced documentary ‘Japanese Dream’ focuses on people from all walks of life who are following their dreams. We introduce a scientist who is researching ways to generate high energy from water and detoxify waste by using this new energy, ‘Water Plasma’.

Program A

CHANNEL JAPAN RANKING

 The Hokuriku bullet train began operation this March, connecting Tokyo and Kanazawa in about 2 and a half hours. We have a report on the Hokuriku area, which consists of Kanazawa, Toyama and Noto, which is now flourishing with visitors.

Program A

JAPANESE DREAM *

  The popular TBS-produced documentary ‘Japanese Dream’ focuses on people from all walks of life who are following their dreams. We introduce a scientist who is researching ways to generate high energy from water and detoxify waste by using this new energy, ‘Water Plasma’.

Program A

GACCHIRI MONDAY *

 ’Gacchiri Monday’ is a popular economics program on TBS. In this episode, we will focus on ‘food festivals.’ Food festivals were held in more than 10 locations just within Tokyo during the long national holidays. They consisted of a variety of themes including beef, ice cream, noodles and curry. We look into the reasons why food festivals are growing in popularity.

Program B

Dawn of GAIA *

ガイアの夜明け

 Currently, there are 1.46 million registered patents in Japan and nearly half are said to be unused. Partnerships are starting to form between big corporations and small firms to unearth this “mountain of treasure” and develop new products. We report on how dormant technologies are being dusted off and awakened with the help of innovative ideas.

 

 

 * Available only on CNBC Asia.

 

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#8

UP DATE
Tue 19 May, 2015

Passing on Techniques to the Next Generation. A Road Marking Robot.

AIRTIMES

CNBC Asia: Sun 24 May, 2015
METRO TV:Sun 24 May, 2015
USTREAM: Tue 26 May, 2015
NIKKEI CNBC:Sun 24 May, 2015

 Passing on time-honored techniques to the next generation is a major issue faced by Japanese manufacturers. Murata Spring, which boasts a 100 percent domestic market share in truck engine springs, is no exception. We find out how young workers at this company are acquiring the experience and knowhow to make world-class products.
 In Takumi, we introduce a robot with the skills of an experienced worker and its developer. The robot is able to draw the outlines of road markings to the exact measurements specified on a blueprint. The Takumi explains why and how he came up with this one-of-a-kind technology.

Program A

Dream Weavers *

 Murata Spring makes a broad range of springs such as those used for truck engines. A major issue it faces now is how to pass on the skills and knowhow of experienced workers to the younger generation. Due to the prolonged downturn in the industry, few workers at the company are in their 40s, which is considered the prime working age. We report on how they are making sure that time-honored techniques don’t go extinct.

Program A

PROJECT JAPAN *

 Japanese farm equipment maker, Yanmar, recently became the main sponsor of Vietnam’s national soccer team. At the same time, J-League, Japan’s professional soccer league, is expanding its activities across Asia, including dispatching coaches to teams across the region and holding soccer classes. What are their objectives? We report on the latest moves by J-League and Japanese corporations to raise their profile in Asia.

Program A

WORLD BUSINESS SATELLITE

 As demand slows for gems and jewelry in Japan, domestic companies are starting to turn their sights to China and other growth markets overseas in a bid to survive. At one of the world’s biggest jewelry shows held in Hong Kong this March, 100 Japanese pearl dealers displayed their products. One of them, Komatsu Diamond Factory in Kofu, Yamanashi Prefecture, launched a pearl brand called “Hana Shinju” with the aim of expanding its sales channels overseas. We report on the gem and jewelry industry’s move into international markets.

Program A

Takumi 

 Drawing outlines of road markings on sloping surfaces is an extremely difficult task. One man decided to develop a robot to carry out the work. The focus was on controlling the center of gravity and allowing the robot to ascertain its exact location in a predefined space. After repeated trial and error and countless design modifications, he finally completed a robot that can automatically draw road marking outlines. The Takumi explains why and how he came up with this one-of-a-kind technology.

Program B

Dawn of GAIA *

Dawn of GAIA

 Japanese farmers and food processing companies are continually working to develop exquisite food and drink. These products are starting to gain global recognition and being used in places such as three-star Michelin restaurants. We report on moves to put Japanese food and drink on dining tables around the world.

 

 

 * 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
  • SHIMIZU CORPORATION
  • TOYOTA