Sponsors

  • bridgestone
  • Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation
  • MITSUI & CO., LTD.
  • ORIX Corporation
  • skytree
  • the Tokyu Group
  • TOYOTA
  • Nagoya Railroad Co., Ltd.
  • Mitsubishi Motors Corporation
  • Nippon Rent-A-Car Service, Inc.
  • SEIBU HOLDINGS
  • SHIMIZU CORPORATION
  • Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited
  • Toray Industries, Inc.

Next Episode

#26

UP DATE
Tue 20 Sep, 2016

“Design + Technology” to Escape Subcontracting. Choosing Bosses by Election.

AIRTIMES

CNBC Asia: Sun 25 Sep, 2016
METRO TV:Sun 25 Sep, 2016
USTREAM: Tue 27 Sep, 2016
NIKKEI CNBC:Sun 25 Sep, 2016

 Ugajin Yosetsu Kogyosho is a small company with just five workers that developed a hand bike for a boy with physical difficulties. We follow a company with no knowledge of bicycle manufacturing as it overcomes obstacles to create a one-of-a-kind hand bike.
 We report on a company that’s growing its business through a unique personnel system through which managers are chosen by election.

Program A

WORLD BUSINESS SATELLITE *

 Owndays is a fast-growing, low-price eyeglasses chain. The source of its growth is an election it holds to choose bosses. Every year, all employees select “area managers”, the top management position on the sales floor, through an election. Candidates put up posters in the office and even appear in company television broadcasts to promote their platforms. We take a look at the entire process from campaigning to final voting.

Program A

WORLD BUSINESS SATELLITE *

 Tougher ship emissions rules are expected to be implemented around the world in 2020. Ahead of that, the industry is setting its sights on Liquefied Natural Gas, which is seen as an environment-friendly alternative to heavy fuel oil.

Program A

Takumi 

 This time, we introduce a Takumi who developed gloves to assist people who have difficulty gripping things because of illness or injury. By sending gas into an artificial muscle made from a rubber tube, the glove helps a person open and close his or her hand. The only power necessary comes from two double-A batteries. And weighing just 500 grams, it can be carried around with ease.

Program A

Dream Weavers 

 Ugajin Yosetsu Kogyosho is a company with just five workers. The president had been spearheading efforts to develop original products that he could show to clients and grow the company out of its subcontracting role. In the midst of that, he received a request from a boy who has a disability of the lower body and wanted a hand bike so he could go to school on his own without burdening his parents. The factory had no knowledge of bicycle manufacturing but the boy’s passionate request fired up the president’s spirit of craftsmanship.

Program B

Getting to Know Beautiful Japan  

Getting to Know Beautiful Japan

 We visit to Wakayama Prefecture which has the southernmost point of the main island of Japan, Cape Shiono. Nachikatsuura has the largest tuna catch in Japan. The locals cook tuna dishes on special occasions such as weddings. Once a year, the deities of Kumano go back home to the Nachi Falls where they used to reside. Many spectators purify their approach to the waterfalls with the fire of large torches. This is a Shinto ritual called Nachi Fire Festival. We enjoy the beauty of Kumano Kodo in summer.

 

 

 * Available only on CNBC Asia.

 

Latest Episode

#25

UP DATE
Tue 13 Sep, 2016

Hit Products That Came About Through Unique Viewpoints. Shadow Robots.

AIRTIMES

CNBC Asia: Sun 18 Sep, 2016
METRO TV:Sun 18 Sep, 2016
USTREAM: Tue 20 Sep, 2016
NIKKEI CNBC:Sun 18 Sep, 2016

 One product that has undergone dramatic evolution is the smartphone. Which smartphone manufacturers have large market shares in the world? And we’ll introduce some hit products that came about through a small switch in someone’s way of thinking or an unexpected chance.

 We focus on the shadow robots that help people in different locations communicate with each other. The robot made it possible for a girl attend a free school despite the fact that she had not been attending school for 4 years.

Program A

CHANNEL JAPAN RANKING

 One product that has undergone dramatic evolution is the smartphone. Which smartphone manufacturers have large market shares in the world? And we’ll introduce some hit products that came about through a small switch in someone’s way of thinking or an unexpected chance.

Program A

JAPANESE DREAM 

  We focus on the shadow robots that help people in different locations communicate with each other. The robot made it possible for a girl attend a free school despite the fact that she had not been attending school for 4 years.

Program A

GACCHIRI MONDAY *

 Our topic today is ‘Industry Figures.’ In each industry, it is only natural that they have special figures, and these are quite important because they usually have to do with sales and profits. We’ll take a look at the secrets behind such industry figures and ideas for improving them.

Program B

Getting to Know Beautiful Japan  

The Current

 Otaru Canal was a bustling spot between the Meiji and Showa period. Boats transporting cargo traveled back and forth along the canal. At the foot of Mt. Yotei, water gushes out from between the rocks. Yotei water is one of ‘Japan’s 100 famous mineral waters.’ We visit Noboribetsu ‘Jigokudani’ which translates as ‘Hell Valley.’ During the Edo Period, a sulfur merchant discovered Jigokudani Onsen, or hot spring, and he opened a curative Onsen. Lake Toya is very calm and the lucidity of the water is high in the morning. The mirrored surface creates a captivating perspective and a canoe floats effortlessly across the sky. We travel Hokkaido in summer.

 

 

 * Available only on CNBC Asia.

 

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Sponsors

  • bridgestone
  • Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation
  • MITSUI & CO., LTD.
  • ORIX Corporation
  • skytree
  • the Tokyu Group
  • TOYOTA
  • Nagoya Railroad Co., Ltd.
  • Mitsubishi Motors Corporation
  • Nippon Rent-A-Car Service, Inc.
  • SEIBU HOLDINGS
  • SHIMIZU CORPORATION
  • Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited
  • Toray Industries, Inc.