Sponsors

  • bridgestone
  • Idemitsu Kosan Co.,Ltd.
  • Nippon Rent-A-Car Service, Inc.
  • SEIBU HOLDINGS
  • Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited
  • Toray Industries, Inc.
  • Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation
  • the Tokyu Group
  • TOYOTA

Next Episode

#5

UP DATE
Tue 25 Apr, 2017

Sales Ranking of Home Center Goods. New Paper Material Made From Stone.

AIRTIMES

CNBC Asia: Sun 30 Apr, 2017
METRO TV:Sun 30 Apr, 2017
USTREAM: Tue 2 May, 2017
NIKKEI CNBC:Sun 30 Apr, 2017

 Home Centers are large-scale retail stores where you can buy DIY tools and daily goods. There are more than 4,000 stores nationwide. We’ll show you a sales ranking of home center goods by category, and we’ll also introduce home centers that have branches mainly in rural areas.

 This week’s episode is about a new material called Stone Paper, or paper made from stone. You can write on it in pencil or ballpoint pen, and you can also set it on fire just like ordinary paper. We’ll take a close look at the person who developed it.

Program A

CHANNEL JAPAN RANKING

 Home Centers are large-scale retail stores where you can buy DIY tools and daily goods. There are more than 4,000 stores nationwide. We’ll show you a sales ranking of home center goods by category, and we’ll also introduce home centers that have branches mainly in rural areas.

Program A

THE DREAM KEY *

  This week’s episode is about a new material called Stone Paper, or paper made from stone. You can write on it in pencil or ballpoint pen, and you can also set it on fire just like ordinary paper. We’ll take a close look at the person who developed it.

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JAPAN HERITAGE *

 We introduce various cultural assets in Japan, both tangible and intangible, together with stories about their history. This time, we have a story for you about various islands in Nagasaki. We’ll show you unique culture found in Iki, Tsushima and Goto Islands.

 * Available only on CNBC Asia.

 

Latest Episode

#4

UP DATE
Tue 18 Apr, 2017

A Semiconductor Maker’s Strategy for Survival. Regional Governments Dial into Smartphones.

AIRTIMES

CNBC Asia: Sun 23 Apr, 2017
METRO TV:Sun 23 Apr, 2017
USTREAM: Tue 25 Apr, 2017
NIKKEI CNBC:Sun 23 Apr, 2017

 Aizufujikako was once a cooperating factory of major manufacturers producing semiconductors. But, as Japanese firms lost out to overseas rivals, semiconductor orders dried up. As the company stood on the brink of bankruptcy, young employees proposed a surprising idea – to make vegetables.
 Regional governments across Japan are boosting efforts to send out information over smartphones. We report on some of the latest initiatives.

Program A

WORLD BUSINESS SATELLITE 

 Across Japan, regional governments are enlisting the power of smartphones to send out information. In Iwate Prefecture, a location-based game is being used to draw in tourists during the slow winter months. Events are also held to allow players to collect rare, in-game items. And Shibuya Ward, Tokyo, has teamed up with messaging service operator, LINE, to deliver child-care information to residents.

Program A

WORLD BUSINESS SATELLITE 

 GPS makes it possible to pinpoint one's location using signals from multiple satellites. There are now moves to use GPS to transform traditional industries. Hato Bus is using GPS for its audio guides to automatically play pre-recorded explanations of tourist sites for foreign passengers. GPS allows the system to determine the direction and speed of buses so that short explanations are given when road conditions are good and longer ones in the event of a traffic jam.

Program A

Dream Weavers *

 A new type of lettuce is attracting attention for its ability to stay fresh four times longer than typical lettuce. It also doesn't have the bitter taste often associated with raw vegetables. The producer is a former semiconductor maker based in Aizuwakamatsu. As the produce is grown inside a completely bacteria-free clean room employing careful data management, it can be eaten without washing and is also said to spoil at a slower rate. But, behind its development, were the tireless efforts of semiconductor engineers and repeated experimentation.

 * Available only on CNBC Asia.

 

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Sponsors

  • bridgestone
  • Idemitsu Kosan Co.,Ltd.
  • Nippon Rent-A-Car Service, Inc.
  • SEIBU HOLDINGS
  • Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited
  • Toray Industries, Inc.
  • Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation
  • the Tokyu Group
  • TOYOTA