Sponsors

  • bridgestone
  • Idemitsu Kosan Co.,Ltd.
  • Nagoya Railroad Co.,Ltd.
  • MITSUBISHI MOTORS CORPORATION
  • Nippon Rent-A-Car Service, Inc.
  • ORIX Corporation
  • SEIBU HOLDINGS
  • Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited
  • Toray Industries, Inc.
  • Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation
  • SHIMIZU CORPORATION
  • TOBU TOWER SKYTREE CO., LTD.
  • the Tokyu Group
  • TOYOTA

Past Episodes

#30

UP DATE
Tue 17 Oct, 2017

Reviving Kyoto Townhouses with Private Funding. Journeying on Seven Stars in Kyushu.

AIRTIMES

CNBC Asia: Sun 22 Oct, 2017
METRO TV:Sun 22 Oct, 2017
USTREAM: Tue 24 Oct, 2017
NIKKEI CNBC:Sun 22 Oct, 2017

Kyoto townhouses are being turned into guesthouses and rented out as luxury accommodations.
 ”The spirit of hospitality” behind the ultimate journey on a luxury cruise train.

Program A

WORLD BUSINESS SATELLITE 

 As the number of foreign visitors increases year by year, Kyoto is facing a shortage of lodging facilities. There are now moves to collect funding from private investors to renovate traditional townhouses that are more than 100 years into high-end accommodations. Will this new source of financing help revive the old townscape?

Program A

Journeying on Seven Stars in Kyushu

 Luxury cruise train, Seven Stars in Kyushu, has been in operation for over three years but reservations are still more than 20 times oversubscribed. We discover the people who are helping to create the ultimate trip.

Program A

Dream Weavers *

 A woodworking company that had long been making carpentry tools saw sales slump by 70 percent from the peak and faced flood damage reaching 100 million yen. What saved the business from this crisis were chopsticks. We bring you the story of one company’s revival.

 * Available only on CNBC Asia.

 

Sponsors

  • bridgestone
  • Idemitsu Kosan Co.,Ltd.
  • Nagoya Railroad Co.,Ltd.
  • MITSUBISHI MOTORS CORPORATION
  • Nippon Rent-A-Car Service, Inc.
  • ORIX Corporation
  • SEIBU HOLDINGS
  • Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited
  • Toray Industries, Inc.
  • Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation
  • SHIMIZU CORPORATION
  • TOBU TOWER SKYTREE CO., LTD.
  • the Tokyu Group
  • TOYOTA