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  • MITSUI & CO., LTD.
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  • Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
  • Toray Industries, Inc.

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#5

UP DATE
Tue 26 Apr, 2016

Most Popular Dogs. iPS Medical Technology for Intractable Disease.

AIRTIMES

CNBC Asia: Sun 1 May, 2016
METRO TV:Sun 1 May, 2016
USTREAM: Tue 3 May, 2016
NIKKEI CNBC:Sun 1 May, 2016

 In Japan, the scale of the pet-related market has grown in retail value to a figure exceeding 1.4 trillion yen. One of the most representative pet of all should be dogs and Channel Japan Ranking this week focuses on the most popular dogs as pets.

 Japanese Dream will closely follow a researcher as he goes about his research, making use of state of the art iPS medical technology in treating an intractable disease, muscular dystrophy.

Program A

CHANNEL JAPAN RANKING *

 In Japan, the scale of the pet-related market has grown in retail value to a figure exceeding 1.4 trillion yen. One of the most representative pet of all should be dogs and Channel Japan Ranking this week focuses on the most popular dogs as pets.

Program A

JAPANESE DREAM *

  Japanese Dream will closely follow a researcher as he goes about his research, making use of state of the art iPS medical technology in treating an intractable disease, muscular dystrophy.

Program A

GACCHIRI MONDAY 

 It seems there are a number of profitable companies that have survived the decline of their market and have now bastion of an industry. Gacchiri Monday will look into what it was that enabled these companies to become sole survivors.

Program B

Wafusohonke  *

The Current

 Featured in this episode are artisans who use various materials to recreate things that look exactly like their real counterparts. A confectionary shop owner turns sweets into sushi, craftsmen use styrene foam to create objects indistinguishable from genuine items, and an artisan makes everyday items in miniature form.

 

 

 * Available only on CNBC Asia.

 

Latest Episode

#4

UP DATE
Tue 19 Apr, 2016

Manufacturing with Century-Old Machines. Sushi Frozen for Freshness.

AIRTIMES

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

 Wada Meriyasu is a company churning out knits with “loop wheel knitting machines” made 100 years ago. We find out why they continue to use such antique equipment.
 A method has been developed to freeze sushi rolled by top chefs and to defrost it using a special microwave oven so that people around the world can enjoy the genuine tastes of Japan. We report on this latest technique.

Program A

WORLD BUSINESS SATELLITE 

 Cold beverage sales through vending machines in Japan have fallen by nearly 550 billion yen in the past 10 years and manufacturers are undertaking various strategies to bring back customers. Amid this, some unique machines are attracting attention, such as one that offered “local specialties” of Toyama Prefecture and generated 500,000 yen in sales in just one month. The company behind such unconventional machines is primarily engaged in renting out construction equipment. Through these product vending machines, they aim to address the demands of merchandisers to further expand their business.

Program A

WORLD BUSINESS SATELLITE 

 An initiative is underway to recreate the taste of freshly-rolled sushi using frozen fare. Sushi that’s been rapidly frozen is heated for 15 seconds in a special microwave and left to sit at room temperature for 8 minutes. That’s all it takes to recreate the taste of freshly-rolled sushi served on the counter of a sushi restaurant in Japan. If this technology becomes established, the genuine tastes of high-end sushi restaurants can be offered at establishments anywhere even if they don’t have trained sushi chefs. The target market is not just Japan, but also overseas.

Program A

Takumi *

 The core of Japanese tatami mats is traditionally made of straw. With the decline of the domestic agriculture industry, straw has become increasingly difficult to procure, and many products now use chemical-based materials. However, such materials are also said to lead to environmental and health problems. Our Takumi this time developed 100 percent natural cypress tatami. Cypress is said to be effective in temperature adjustment, relaxation, odor elimination and insect-proofing.

Program A

Dream Weavers *

 Wada Meriyasu is a small company run by a husband and wife in Wakayama City, Wakayama Prefecture. Their products are known for being both soft to the touch and durable, and in demand among apparel makers across the country. Even as most factories adopt the latest, mass-production knitting machines, the company has continued to use 100-year-old machines, overcoming numerous difficulties and struggles along the way. So how does the president work this antiquated equipment? We go inside his workplace to find out.

Program B

Wafusohonke  *

The Current

 The seafood that Japanese people eat every day is delivered to dinner tables with the support of various artisans. From tools indispensable for fishing to those that play a key supporting role for exquisite dishes. We put the spotlight on people who support the summer seafood industry behind the scenes. One craftsman makes a tool that’s essential for catching sea urchin, shaping it in the order of millimeters. We also visit a factory that makes a material to keep a certain catch fresh as possible.

 

 

 * Available only on CNBC Asia.

 

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Sponsors

  • bridgestone
  • Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation
  • MITSUI & CO., LTD.
  • skytree
  • TOYOTA
  • Mitsubishi Motors Corporation
  • SEIBU HOLDINGS
  • Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
  • Toray Industries, Inc.