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#18

UP DATE
Tue 29 Jul, 2014

What Travelers Prioritize When Choosing Accommodations. The Front Lines of Wave Power Research in Japan.

AIRTIMES

CNBC Asia: Sun 3 Aug, 2014
METRO TV:Sat 9 Aug, 2014
USTREAM: Tue 5 Aug, 2014
NIKKEI CNBC:Sun 3 Aug, 2014

 With competition to attract customers heating up in the hotel industry, more hotels are focusing on creating unique services that appeal to target groups such as women, families, and foreign travelers. What do travelers prioritize when choosing accommodations?

 The popular TBS-produced documentary ‘Japanese Dream’ focuses on people from all walks of life who are following their dreams. After the Tohoku Earthquake, Japan has been re-examining its energy policies. Today we will look at the front lines of research in a renewable energy source, wave power.

Program A

CHANNEL JAPAN RANKING

 With competition to attract customers heating up in the hotel industry, more hotels are focusing on creating unique services that appeal to target groups such as women, families, and foreign travelers. What do travelers prioritize when choosing accommodations?

Program A

JAPANESE DREAM *

  The popular TBS-produced documentary ‘Japanese Dream’ focuses on people from all walks of life who are following their dreams. After the Tohoku Earthquake, Japan has been re-examining its energy policies. Today we will look at the front lines of research in a renewable energy source, wave power.

Program A

GACCHIRI MONDAY *

  From cafe style shops to coffee stands, many coffee shops are still popular and can be found all around Japan. Besides coffee shops run by chain companies, there are old-fashioned style coffee shops called “Kissaten”, that became very popular in the 1960s~70s. Today, we will introduce the secrets behind these country-side ‘Kissaten’.

 

Program B

Dawn of GAIA *

 Small towns and villages across Japan are seeking new sources of income. Kitayama, Wakayama Prefecture is a village of just 480 people. It recently invited convenience store operator, Yamazaki Bakery, to set up in the area. Day-to-day operations are overseen by the local government, which wants to position the shop not only as a place where residents can secure daily supplies, but also as a springboard for local revitalization. Meanwhile, in Kamikatsu, Tokushima Prefecture, the town office has introduced an internship system to attract young workers and encourage the establishment of new business ventures. In this report, we examine the efforts of struggling local autonomies to jumpstart their economies.

 * Available only on CNBC Asia.

 

Latest Episode

#17

UP DATE
Tue 22 Jul, 2014

An Outside View for Tourism. Speakers with Superb Sound Delivery.

AIRTIMES

CNBC Asia: Sun 27 Jul, 2014
METRO TV:Sat 2 Aug, 2014
USTREAM: Tue 29 Jul, 2014
NIKKEI CNBC:Sun 27 Jul, 2014

 Local governments across Japan are undertaking various strategies to attract overseas tourists. Long overlooked by foreign visitors, Ishikawa Prefecture has enlisted the help of a pair of British bloggers to travel around the region and to upload their experiences to Facebook. The aim is to identify local attractions from an outside perspective as well to generate ideas on how to better serve tourists. We follow two travelers as they journey to places not found on any guidebook.

 Introducing speakers just a centimeter in width. They’re not only thin but possess an unprecedented degree of directionality. The craftsman who came up with the product says his goal is to deliver to anyone in any any place. We discover the secrets behind this technology.

Program A

PROJECT JAPAN *

 What impressions do foreign tourists have of Japan? Ishikawa Prefecture, which is also known as the Little Kyoto of the North, has invited a pair of bloggers from overseas to travel around the region and provide honest opinions about their experiences. One objective is to promote local tourism. But even more important is to understand the differences in interests between Japanese and foreign tourists. We follow two bloggers on their journey.

Program A

WORLD BUSINESS SATELLITE

 Development of farm robots with a focus on commercialization is shifting into high gear. One manufacturer has already put a strawberry harvesting robot and mobile farming equipment on the market. But with a price tag of several hundreds of thousands of dollars a unit, they have not received any orders to date. Meanwhile, Wakayama University is developing a wearable robot for farmers. Their aim is to sell 1,000 units within five years. Commercially-viable robots are still a step away.

 

Program A

WORLD BUSINESS SATELLITE

 Forestry workers numbered over 146,000 in 1980 but had fallen to a third of that by 2010. At the same time, however, workers under 35 years old have increased since 2000. Behind this trend is the implementation of a government program to support companies in the hiring and training new people, with subsidies of 900 dollars a month paid for every new hire. But will this lead to a revival of the industry?

 

Program A

Takumi *

 Speakers may be getting thinner but businesses and consumers are demanding more. One craftsman has come up with a product in his quest to deliver sound to anyone wherever they may be. What went into the development of these highly directional speakers? We follow a craftsman as he pursues his passion.

 

Program B

Dawn of GAIA *

 Traditional industries and crafts dating back hundreds of years are found throughout Japan. But with the changing times, demand has withered and forced many a skilled artisan out of work. Will the culture of craftsmanship that long supported the Japanese economy simply cease to exist? To preserve and spread centuries-old traditions, a new generation of craftsmen is inventing new and innovative products. We follow their struggle for survival in the modern age.

 * Available only on CNBC Asia.

 

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Sponsors

  • bridgestone
  • Kobe Steel, Ltd.
  • Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation
  • MITSUI & CO., LTD.
  • omron
  • Panasonic
  • skytree
  • Canon
  • JR-EAST
  • Mitsubishi Corporation
  • Mitsubishi Electric
  • SMBC
  • TOYOTA
  • Yanmar Holdings Co., Ltd