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

#26

UP DATE
Tue 19 Sep, 2017

130% Craftsmanship. The Evolution of Appliances for Singles.

AIRTIMES

CNBC Asia: Sun 24 Sep, 2017
METRO TV:Sun 24 Sep, 2017
USTREAM: Tue 26 Sep, 2017
NIKKEI CNBC:Sun 24 Sep, 2017

 A factory making waterworks parts as a subcontractor faced a financial crisis. What saved it was a showerhead developed under its own brand. We find out the secret to its success.
 In Japan, the number of single-person households is increasing and the market for appliances targeting that segment is also expanding. We report on a company specializing in developing appliances for singles.

Program A

WORLD BUSINESS SATELLITE 

 With the growing number of unmarried people and the greying of the population, single-person households have increased to 27% of all households in Japan. Amid this, appliances for singles that are more than just small and inexpensive are starting to attract consumers.

Program A

Project Japan 

 In the fast-growing Philippines, motorization has been accelerating in recent years. As a result, environmental pollution is becoming a major problem. As environment-friendly cars from around the world start pushing into this market, efforts are underway to utilize Japanese eco-car technologies to reduce the carbon dioxide emissions of public transport.

Program A

Dream Weavers *

 A factory making waterworks parts as a subcontractor has developed an innovative showerhead. But, in the beginning, it didn’t sell at all and the company was pushed to the verge of bankruptcy. So, the company president himself decided to go to retailers and do demonstration sales. We trace his path to success.

 * 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