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

#41

UP DATE
Tue 01 Jan, 2019

Refashioning the Fashion Industry. / Laundromats Spin Out New Services

AIRTIMES

CNBC Asia: Sun 6 Jan, 2019
METRO TV: Sun 6 Jan, 2019
USTREAM: Tue 8 Jan, 2019
NIKKEI CNBC: Sun 6 Jan, 2019

An entrepreneurial venture takes on the challenge of overturning old business practices in the fashion industry.
Laundromats undergo a transformation from “dirty and dingy” to “fashionable and user-friendly”.

 

 

 

Program A

Refashioning the Fashion Industry

Mass production has been the standard practice in the fashion industry until now. One entrepreneurial venture is hoping to spark a revolution through consumer-specific segmentation and a manufacturing method of delivering a high level of satisfaction.

Program A

Trade Publication Questions: Pets

The number of pets in Japan has been declining on the back of the shrinking population. But, in contrast, the pet-related industry has been expanding and attracting attention from various businesses such as travel, food, and insurance. We discover the reasons behind this trend.

Program A

Trade Publication Questions: Laundromats

The number of laundromats in Japan has increased 10-fold in the past decade. They’re also going through a surprising evolution. We introduce a range of facilities, some with cafes where users can have a drink while waiting for their laundry to finish and others providing value-added services under a membership system.

Program A

Sudamari Ice of Yamagata

“Shaved ice” covered with a sweet syrup is a staple refreshment during hot summers. But, in Yamagata Prefecture, covering it with “vinegar soy sauce” has become rooted in the local community. So, how does it taste?

 * 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