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#17

UP DATE
Tue 22 Jul, 2014

An Outside View for Tourism. Speakers with Superb Sound Delivery.

AIRTIMES

CNBC Asia: Sun 27 Jul, 2014
METRO TV:Sat 2 Aug, 2014
USTREAM: Tue 29 Jul, 2014
NIKKEI CNBC:Sun 27 Jul, 2014

 Local governments across Japan are undertaking various strategies to attract overseas tourists. Long overlooked by foreign visitors, Ishikawa Prefecture has enlisted the help of a pair of British bloggers to travel around the region and to upload their experiences to Facebook. The aim is to identify local attractions from an outside perspective as well to generate ideas on how to better serve tourists. We follow two travelers as they journey to places not found on any guidebook.

 Introducing speakers just a centimeter in width. They’re not only thin but possess an unprecedented degree of directionality. The craftsman who came up with the product says his goal is to deliver to anyone in any any place. We discover the secrets behind this technology.

Program A

PROJECT JAPAN *

 What impressions do foreign tourists have of Japan? Ishikawa Prefecture, which is also known as the Little Kyoto of the North, has invited a pair of bloggers from overseas to travel around the region and provide honest opinions about their experiences. One objective is to promote local tourism. But even more important is to understand the differences in interests between Japanese and foreign tourists. We follow two bloggers on their journey.

Program A

WORLD BUSINESS SATELLITE

 Development of farm robots with a focus on commercialization is shifting into high gear. One manufacturer has already put a strawberry harvesting robot and mobile farming equipment on the market. But with a price tag of several hundreds of thousands of dollars a unit, they have not received any orders to date. Meanwhile, Wakayama University is developing a wearable robot for farmers. Their aim is to sell 1,000 units within five years. Commercially-viable robots are still a step away.

 

Program A

WORLD BUSINESS SATELLITE

 Forestry workers numbered over 146,000 in 1980 but had fallen to a third of that by 2010. At the same time, however, workers under 35 years old have increased since 2000. Behind this trend is the implementation of a government program to support companies in the hiring and training new people, with subsidies of 900 dollars a month paid for every new hire. But will this lead to a revival of the industry?

 

Program A

Takumi *

 Speakers may be getting thinner but businesses and consumers are demanding more. One craftsman has come up with a product in his quest to deliver sound to anyone wherever they may be. What went into the development of these highly directional speakers? We follow a craftsman as he pursues his passion.

 

Program B

Dawn of GAIA *

 Traditional industries and crafts dating back hundreds of years are found throughout Japan. But with the changing times, demand has withered and forced many a skilled artisan out of work. Will the culture of craftsmanship that long supported the Japanese economy simply cease to exist? To preserve and spread centuries-old traditions, a new generation of craftsmen is inventing new and innovative products. We follow their struggle for survival in the modern age.

 * Available only on CNBC Asia.

 

Latest Episode

#16

UP DATE
Tue 15 Jul, 2014

Popular Convenience Store Gourmet. Finding Fish From Outer Space.

AIRTIMES

CNBC Asia: Sun 20 Jul, 2014
METRO TV:Sat 26 Jul, 2014
USTREAM: Tue 22 Jul, 2014
NIKKEI CNBC:Sun 20 Jul, 2014

 Convenience stores are a really big part of life in Japan, and lately they are promoting food products that are prepared ‘on-site’. What kinds of products are popular? We are focusing on a product that is creating a new business opportunity by breaking its stereotype as a ‘winter food.

 The popular TBS-produced documentary ‘Japanese Dream’ focuses on people from all walks of life who are following their dreams. In Japan, the number of fishermen are decreasing due to the aging population and rising fuel costs so there is a need to improve efficiency in the fishing industry. We will introduce a researcher who is developing a system that can locate fish in the ocean from outer space.

Program A

CHANNEL JAPAN RANKING

 Convenience stores are a really big part of life in Japan, and lately they are promoting food products that are prepared ‘on-site’. What kinds of products are popular? We are focusing on a product that is creating a new business opportunity by breaking its stereotype as a ‘winter food’.

Program A

JAPANESE DREAM *

  The popular TBS-produced documentary ‘Japanese Dream’ focuses on people from all walks of life who are following their dreams. In Japan, the number of fishermen are decreasing due to the aging population and rising fuel costs so there is a need to improve efficiency in the fishing industry. We will introduce a researcher who is developing a system that can locate fish in the ocean from outer space.

Program A

GACCHIRI MONDAY *

  Gacchiri Monday is a popular economics program on TBS. This week, we will focus on the ‘Prime Minister’s Award’, known as the award for making goods in Japan. The range of recipients are wide, from flower farmers to plasterers. Today we will introduce the people who have been awarded the Prime Minister’s Award.

 

Program B

Dawn of GAIA *

 A report on moves to re-set the dining table with cutting-edge technologies. Kinki University of Japan, which rose to fame for its full-cycle tuna farming method, has opened a restaurant to serve artificially-bred fish. Offering prices lower than those at high-end sushi restaurants, they are capturing a growing number of seafood lovers. And now, the university is working on ways to achieve even more affordable prices. We look at their latest efforts in fish farming research. Meanwhile, an entrepreneurial venture hatched at Waseda University has successfully harvested tomatoes with a high sugar content, but at a tenth of the price of premium brands. We go behind this university-born technology.

 * Available only on CNBC Asia.

 

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Sponsors

  • bridgestone
  • Kobe Steel, Ltd.
  • Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation
  • MITSUI & CO., LTD.
  • Panasonic
  • skytree
  • Canon
  • JR-EAST
  • Mitsubishi Corporation
  • Mitsubishi Electric
  • SMBC
  • TOYOTA
  • Yanmar Holdings Co., Ltd