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  • Toray Industries, Inc.

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Tue 24 Apr, 2018

Tokyo Trek: Asakusa’s Sensoji. ”A Thin Sheet” to Save Farmers

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CNBC Asia: Sun 29 Apr, 2018
METRO TV:Sun 29 Apr, 2018
USTREAM: Tue 1 May, 2018
NIKKEI CNBC:Sun 29 Apr, 2018

In Tokyo Trek, we take a stroll through Sensoji Temple in Asakusa, a popular tourist spot among overseas and domestic travelers.
A report on what’s called a “vegetable sheet” developed by an entrepreneurial venture. Nonstandard vegetables that have been discarded until now are transformed, helping not only farmers, but also offering a new way to get children who don’t like vegetables to eat their greens.

 

 

 

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Tokyo Trek: Asakusa’s Sensoji

In Tokyo Trek, our own Makiko Utsuda visits Sensoji temple in Asakusa, walking from Kaminarimon through Nakamisedori street to the main hall. She also explains the surprisingly little known meanings behind traditions such as fortune slips.

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“A Thin Sheet” to Save Farmers

A French restaurant in Tokyo recently started using a “vegetable sheet” in its dishes. Until now, vegetables that didn’t meet size or shape standards were thrown away. But, one company is buying them up and developed a new product that even children who don’t like vegetables will eat.

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Foiling Everything

An unconventional product and service developed by a run-of-the-mill printing company is scoring big success. Applying “hot stamping” techniques to print metal foil on paper and other materials, they’ve boosted sales by 1.5 times. Their reputation has grown on the back of their capabilities to hot stamp detailed and difficult designs that other companies typically turn down.

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Japanese Rice

Pad Thai is a Thai dish of fried rice noodles that are popular in Japan. A noodle-making plant in Niigata Prefecture uses a Thai machine and Thai methods to make fresh rice noodles. Rice that was originally developed to be eaten as is but that failed to find buyers has been turned into a delicious ingredient for Pad Thai.

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Toho Beads, Part 1

Toho is a world-class manufacturer of exceptionally uniform and intricate beads used in handicrafts and other fields. We go inside its factory and meet the artisans behind the product who carry on the founder’s motto of “pouring one’s heart into each bead”.

* Available only on CNBC Asia.

 

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#4

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Tue 17 Apr, 2018

Breathing New Life into Tradition. A Lemon Feast in Hiroshima’s Kure.

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CNBC Asia: Sun 22 Apr, 2018
METRO TV:Sun 22 Apr, 2018
USTREAM: Tue 24 Apr, 2018
NIKKEI CNBC:Sun 22 Apr, 2018

Sanyoshi is a company modernizing lacquerware while paying heed to tradition. Business had been steadily growing when a massive earthquake and tsunami struck the northeastern part of Japan. What idea did the president come up with to revive the struggling company?
 Kure, Hiroshima Prefecture, is said to be the birthplace of domestic lemon growing. We visit a farmer in the area and are treated to a lemon-filled feast.

 

 

 

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Money Education for Japan’s Youth

Financial education for young people is attracting attention in Japan. A big reason is the Japanese government’s plan to lower the legal age of adulthood. Since young people will be able to apply for loans and credit cards without parental consent, there are worries that without proper knowledge they could be caught up in money-related trouble.

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A Lemon Feast in Hiroshima’s Kure

Kure, Hiroshima Prefecture, is known in Japan as an ideal place to grow lemons because of the warm Setouchi climate. At an eatery in the city, we discover “lemon udon” and other dishes that can only be had in the heart of lemon country. We also meet a lemon farmer who cooks up a lemon-filled feast.

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Sanyoshi: Breathing New Life into Tradition

 Sanyoshi is a company that is breathing new life into the 400-year-old tradition of Aizu lacquerware with innovative ideas. But, following the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in northeastern Japan, business nearly ground to a halt. Still, the third-generation president was able to turn crisis into an opportunity. What kind of lacquerware did he come up with?

 * Available only on CNBC Asia.

 

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Sponsors

  • Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation
  • TOYOTA
  • Nippon Rent-A-Car Service, Inc.
  • SHIMIZU CORPORATION
  • Toray Industries, Inc.