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#16

UP DATE
Tue 10 Jul, 2018

Genomic Cancer Treatment. / Carrying On a Traditional Candy

AIRTIMES

CNBC Asia: Sun 15 Jul, 2018
METRO TV:Sun 15 Jul, 2018
USTREAM: Tue 17 Jul, 2018
NIKKEI CNBC:Sun 15 Jul, 2018

What is genomic medicine? We report on the latest in cancer treatment.
“Osaka Toka” was founded in 1940 and is a maker of a traditional sugar candy. Headed by a father and his daughter, it’s known for creating unique products.

 

 

 

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Genomic Cancer Treatment

Cancer kills one in three people in Japan. The latest treatment for this deadly disease is “cancer genomics”. We report on the latest in the search for a cancer cure.

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Long-Seller Lab: Olfa Cutter

The cutter knife is now an indispensable stationery item. The world’s first snap-off cutter knife was put on the market by Olfa in 1959. The product was named “Olfa Cutter” since “Olfa” sounded similar to the Japanese word for “snap-off blade”. We find out the secret to this long-seller.

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Long-Seller Lab: Pop-Up Pirate

The “Pop-Up Pirate” was born in 1975. In an industry where annual sales of 100,000 units are considered a hit, this toy sold 170,000 units. 40 years since its launch, we find out the secret to its enduring popularity.

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Osaka Toka, Part 2

Osaka Toka was founded in 1940 and is a manufacturer of konpeito, a traditional sugar candy. It’s run by a father and his daughter, who work tirelessly to promote the product, even playing comedians at times. With demand shrinking due to the plethora of new snacks coming onto the market, they hope to pass on the konpeito tradition to the next generation.

 * Available only on CNBC Asia.

 

Latest Episode

#15

UP DATE
Tue 03 Jul, 2018

Walking About in Akihabara. / The Story Behind “Konpeito”

AIRTIMES

CNBC Asia: Sun 8 Jul, 2018
METRO TV:Sun 8 Jul, 2018
USTREAM: Tue 10 Jul, 2018
NIKKEI CNBC:Sun 8 Jul, 2018

Program host, Makiko Utsuda, explores Akihabara, an area in Tokyo known for electronics, anime and games, and popular among foreign tourists.
“Konpeito” is a Japanese sugar candy with roots in Portugal. A factory making this traditional product is pursuing various unique strategies to survive in the modern day.

 

 

 

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Tokyo Trek: Akihabara

Akihabara is one-of-a-kind even in Tokyo. Once known for shops selling electronics, the area has transformed into a center of various cultures spanning anime and games to maid cafes. Program host, Makiko Utsuda, explores this unique neighborhood.

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Predictive Autonomous Driving

Competition is intensifying among car makers and major IT firms across the world to develop “autonomous driving” technologies. One entrepreneurial venture in Japan has been working to realize “full autonomy” faster than anyone. The key is said to be artificial intelligence that can make “predictions”.

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Long-Seller Lab: Kincho Coils

Kincho Coils” were launched in 1902. Since then, the company has not only retained traditional manufacturing methods, but also expanded brand recognition through aggressive marketing campaigns and product development.

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Long-Seller Lab: Papico Ice

Papico is an ice pop popular among young and old. This long-selling product was first put on the market in 1974 and since then, sales have grown to more than 10 billion yen a year. The key success factors are said to be the unique container and the smooth texture.

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Osaka Toka: A Candy Maker on the Offensive

Osaka Toka is a maker of konpeito, a Japanese sugar candy. In addition to the standard variety, it also makes matsutake mushroom and coffee flavors. These unique products are said to have been developed as a result of the chairman’s pursuit of fun.

 * Available only on CNBC Asia.

 

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  • Nippon Rent-A-Car Service, Inc.
  • SHIMIZU CORPORATION
  • Toray Industries, Inc.