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Series Information

This is the second ASEAN Now and the Future series. The first aired in November 2017 to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of ASEAN. The theme was ASEAN Now and the Future: Connectivity and Economic Corridors. The TV broadcasters in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and Vietnam, which produced the series, looked at how the economies and livelihoods in their respective countries have been affected by the cooperation between ASEAN and Japan and by Indochina’s East-West and Southern Economic Corridors. The series aired in Cambodian, Lao, Burmese, and Vietnamese, while NHK World aired the English-language edition to audiences across the globe.
The theme for the second series is 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. It features little-known attractions of these respective countries. Upon the completion of the local versions, the production staff came to Japan for on-the-job training to produce the English-language edition.

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.
Explore Japan This series will feature how various culture in modern Japan and overseas blend together and influence each other.
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.
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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