Sponsors

  • Mitsubishi Corporation
  • Nippon Rent-A-Car
  • SHIMIZU CORPORATION
  • TOKYO SKYTREE
  • Toray Industries, Inc.
  • “ANA”
  • Nagoya Railroad Co.,Ltd.
  • Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation
  • ORIX
  • TOYOTA

Past Episodes

#35

UP DATE
Tue 20 Nov, 2018

Tsukuda: A Neighborhood of New and Old. / Udon Noodles of Nagasaki’s Goto Island

AIRTIMES

CNBC Asia: Sun 25 Nov, 2018
METRO TV: Sun 25 Nov, 2018
USTREAM: Tue 27 Nov, 2018
NIKKEI CNBC: Sun 25 Nov, 2018

Program host, Makiko Utsuda, takes a walk through “Tsukuda”, a neighborhood of the new and the old.
We introduce an exquisite udon noodle dish born in the remote islands of Nagasaki Prefecture.

 

 

 

Program A

Tokyo Trek: Tsukuda

Tsukuda in Chuo Ward, Tokyo, is a neighborhood where the old and the new coexist. We take a walk through the area and discover a unique atmosphere at the crossroads of history and modernity.

Program A

A Children’s Clothing Maker Sews a New Strategy

Narumiya International sparked a boom in the children’s apparel market in the 2000s. But, with a downturn in sales at department stores, which were its main distribution channel, the company saw its sales slump to half those at the peak. Facing headwinds from the shrinking population, it is now pursuing a surprising new strategy.

Program A

A Hook-Less Aquarium

There’s an aquarium that’s drawing crowds of visitors despite not having any classic animal stars such as dolphins, sea otters and penguins. The secret is a unique setup.

Program A

Watermelons in Rice Country

“Uonuma watermelons” from Iizuka Farm in rice country of Minami Uonuma, Niigata Prefecture, are said to be sweet all the way to the skin. 80,000 are produced every year, with most sold out through reservations before the harvest.

Program A

Goto Udon of Nagasaki Prefecture

The Goto Islands of Nagasaki prefecture are the birthplace of Goto udon, one of three major types of udon in Japan known for its texture. The noodles are said to have a history of 1,000 years and made with a certain type of oil.

 * Available only on CNBC Asia.

 

  Producer
  Gentaro Kobayashi(NIKKEI VISUAL IMAGES)

 

Sponsors

  • Mitsubishi Corporation
  • Nippon Rent-A-Car
  • SHIMIZU CORPORATION
  • TOKYO SKYTREE
  • Toray Industries, Inc.
  • “ANA”
  • Nagoya Railroad Co.,Ltd.
  • Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation
  • ORIX
  • TOYOTA