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ASEAN Now and the Future
Connectivity and Economic Corridors


Series Information

2017 is ASEAN’s 50th anniversary. This series, ASEAN Now and the Future – Connectivity and Economic Corridors, was produced as a joint project to commemorate the anniversary with the TV stations of four ASEAN countries which joined the association later – CLMV = Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam – by examining their cooperative relations with Japan and the impact of the East-West and Southern Economic Corridors on the economies and ways of life of the Indochina Peninsula. Programs were made from the perspectives of each of the four countries with the assistance of Japanese TV program production experts.The programs will be broadcast as a series in the local languages of each CLMV country and in English on NHK World TV as onsite reports on the current situations and prospects of these ASEAN lands now experiencing spectacular economic growth.

Episodes

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Catch Japan Explore a colorful variety of modern Japan’s most popular topics, including food, technology, ecology and regional promotions, with a focus on the innovative ideas and passionate effort from the people behind it all.
Exploring the Indigenous Ainu Culture This series will highlight Ainu dance, modern art, crafts, and culture that has made its way overseas, as well as explore the Upopoy National Ainu Museum and Park that opened in 2020.
Explore Japan This series will feature how various culture in modern Japan and overseas blend together and influence each other.
SPIRIT OF JAPAN The program introduces the history and wisdom behind Japan’s technological strength and specialties, which are helping to revitalize regional areas of the country.
Spirit of Resilience This series features stories of people who are standing strong amidst difficulties and continuing to explore new paths.
At One with Nature – National Parks of Japan In this series, we’ll visit national parks in Japan to meet the people that call them home, enjoy seasonal views that have inspired artists and writers for centuries, and explore their landmarks.
ASEAN Now and the Future II – Discover New Buena Vista This series involved a new set of partners. It was produced by TV broadcasters in Brunei, Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand, with advice from visiting program production experts from NHK International in Japan.
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