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

#44

UP DATE
Tue 23 Jan, 2018

Overseas Visitors Get Into Rental Cars. Companies Enlist Athletes With Disabilities.

 As the number of solo foreign travelers in Japan increases, there has also been growing interest in rental cars. So, how convenient are they for drivers from abroad?
 More companies in Japan are hiring athletes with disabilities. A major challenge is forging a relationship that’s beneficial for both sides. We report on some of the initiatives underway ahead of the 2020 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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Project Japan 

 With a growing number of foreign visitors to Japan opting to rent cars, car rental companies are making various efforts to meet their needs. We report on some of the services being provided to make driving in Japan safe and enjoyable for travelers from abroad.

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WORLD BUSINESS SATELLITE 

 Koki Tachikawa is a member of Japan’s national wheelchair basketball team and was recently hired by Aioi Nissay Dowa Insurance. From 2018, companies in Japan are required to have people with disabilities account for 2.2 percent of their workforce. The hiring of an athlete with disabilities has created a sense of unity at one company.

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WORLD BUSINESS SATELLITE *

 Japan System Planning has developed a device to prevent red rust, which is typically found in old water pipes. The device is simply clamped to the outside of a pipe. And now, there are moves to use it in the field of agriculture.

 * 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