OUR BLUE PLANET
Reaching Beyond Imagination
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Aired: February 21, 2014
The Blue Planet Prize is given annually in recognition of scientific research leading to solutions to global environmental problems. The 2013 winners are Principal Scientist Taroh Matsuno of Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science & Technology, and Dr. Daniel Sperling of University of California, Davis.
Dr. Matsuno has devoted his research to atmosphere dynamics and contributed to international awareness of climate change.
Dr. Sperling is known as a leading expert on energy and environmental aspects of transportation and has bridged academia, government and industry.
The program features Blue Planet Prize laureates discussing what the earth needs and how humans can help.
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.
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.
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.
The series will follow the regional qualifying tournaments and the final tournament of the sixth “Washoku World Challenge,” a cooking contest in which non-Japanese Washoku chefs from throughout Europe, North America, Asia and Japan will pit their skills against one another, as they strive in earnest to inherit, pass on and cultivate their Washoku cooking skills.
A documentary series that features remarkable industries in 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.
Iconic Japanese company Panasonic is celebrating 100 years in business.What is this leading Japanese enterprise doing to ensure the company thrives for the next 100 years? One key strategy is to take a fresh look at the potential of the people who form the backbone of the company and another key challenge is to create new value.
As globalization rapidly accelerates, truck logistics routes that connect various countries are playing a key role in supporting each national economy. These are the Future Highways that are creating the path into the future. Seen through the eyes of the truck drivers, this two-part series program depicts the landscapes and places of interest in each region.