Sponsors

  • bridgestone
  • Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation
  • MITSUI & CO., LTD.
  • skytree
  • TOYOTA
  • Mitsubishi Motors Corporation
  • Nippon Rent-A-Car Service, Inc.
  • SEIBU HOLDINGS
  • Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
  • Toray Industries, Inc.

Next Episode

#9

UP DATE
Tue 24 May, 2016

Famous Shopping Streets in Tokyo. Cancer Starvation Tactics.

AIRTIMES

CNBC Asia: Sun 29 May, 2016
METRO TV:Sun 29 May, 2016
USTREAM: Tue 31 May, 2016
NIKKEI CNBC:Sun 29 May, 2016

 Shopping streets particularly in rural areas are suffering from declining trends recently. But despite the severe environment, there are still a lot of shopping streets that are doing quite well. Which is the most famous shopping street in Tokyo? We will focus on a shopping street that has developed and grown from a black market after the war.

 As progress is made in medical science, a variety of new treatments are being researched, including ones targeting the #1 cause of death, cancer. Our episode will introduce a researcher who is conducting research on ‘starvation tactics’ for cancer.

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CHANNEL JAPAN RANKING *

 Shopping streets particularly in rural areas are suffering from declining trends recently. But despite the severe environment, there are still a lot of shopping streets that are doing quite well. Which is the most famous shopping street in Tokyo? We will focus on a shopping street that has developed and grown from a black market after the war.

Program A

JAPANESE DREAM *

  As progress is made in medical science, a variety of new treatments are being researched, including ones targeting the #1 cause of death, cancer. Our episode will introduce a researcher who is conducting research on ‘starvation tactics’ for cancer.

Program A

GACCHIRI MONDAY 

 The topic is ‘prohibitions.’ The image of prohibiting something is negative but there are positive results that can be obtained by prohibiting certain things. We’ll take a look at how, by prohibiting something, businesses are able to increase their earnings.

Program B

Wafusohonke  *

The Current

 Kyoto is bustling with tourists in the spring. This time, we feature artisans supporting traditional culture that has been passed down over the generations. From a sculptor who becomes busy during the season making something Japanese people are deeply familiar with to an artisan of an item rare and indispensable for shrines, we introduce the colorful craftsmanship of Kyoto.

 

 

 * Available only on CNBC Asia.

 

Latest Episode

#8

UP DATE
Tue 17 May, 2016

Makers of Exquisite Dollhouses. Japan from 106 Centimeters.

AIRTIMES

CNBC Asia: Sun 22 May, 2016
METRO TV:Sun 22 May, 2016
USTREAM: Tue 24 May, 2016
NIKKEI CNBC:Sun 22 May, 2016

 A metal workshop in downtown Tokyo is wowing the world with 1/12 scale miniature items for dollhouses. We find out the origin of its uncompromising world-class craftsmanship.
 A report on a company president and wheelchair user who is promoting a barrier-free society that’s also wheelchair-friendly.

Program A

WORLD BUSINESS SATELLITE 

 Across Japan, there are numerous forests that have been left to grow wild by owners, raising the risk of fires and other natural disasters. To better utilize this resource, one company has developed software that makes the asset value of trees more visible. We report on the latest efforts to revive the declining forestry industry.

Program A

WORLD BUSINESS SATELLITE 

 ”Bremen” is an application that provides information on barrier-free facilities. The developer is an entrepreneurial venture in Osaka. It’s said that 30 percent of the Japanese population have trouble moving around town, including people with physical difficulties, the elderly and parents with strollers. We report on a company president and a wheelchair user who says going barrier-free is a money-making proposition.

Program A

Takumi *

 Until now, ultraviolet LEDs were believed difficult to develop. Applying unconventional ideas, one researcher succeeded in overcoming numerous technical obstacles. We learn the backstory to the development of UV LEDs that are attracting attention from industries around the world.

Program A

Dream Weavers *

 Kawai Kogyosho is a small workshop that lost contracts as its clients relocated overseas amid the economic slump, but overcame its struggles by going into a completely different field. The products it makes are miniature, 1/12 scale dollhouses. The technique of a workshop making little-known components is the true face of Made-in-Japan craftsmanship.

Program B

Wafusohonke  *

The Current

 Three men and two women, who’ve been in Japan for less than a year, journey to Hida-Takayama. After feasting on local cuisine such as Hoba miso, soba noodles and mushroom hotpot, the group walks around the town of Takayama. While traveling, four of the five take the same picture of something that caught their eye. What is it? And at their inn in Shirakawago, all of them exclaim how nice the tatami room smells. Here, too, they notice something unfamiliar. At the end of the journey, one traveler makes a comment that Japan is not simply a land of manga and anime.

 

 

 * Available only on CNBC Asia.

 

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Sponsors

  • bridgestone
  • Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation
  • MITSUI & CO., LTD.
  • skytree
  • TOYOTA
  • Mitsubishi Motors Corporation
  • Nippon Rent-A-Car Service, Inc.
  • SEIBU HOLDINGS
  • Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
  • Toray Industries, Inc.