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Catch Japan

Aired: February 28, 2019 (UTC)


Series Information

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.

J-FOOD

The KIKKOMAN LIVE KITCHEN TOKYO in Ginza, the heart of Tokyo, opened in November of 2018. A unique restaurant based on the concept “Fusion of Food Culture,” it is a place where chefs of various cuisines including Japanese, Western and Chinese, collaborate to create new dishes.

J-FACTORY

Acrylic sheet manufacturer Shinshi plays a significant role in the competitive market of aquariums in Japan. This segment features the technological prowess involved in overcoming challenges in the production and installation of large-scale aquarium tanks.

J-ECO

Motorcycle manufacturer Yamaha Motor has developed a water purification system to provide clean water to their employees based in countries around Asia. This segment introduces the system that is on its way to being used around the world.

J-TRIP

“Host Towns” are cities and municipalities all over Japan that will be welcoming national teams from overseas and offering them pre-competition training camps for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics. This segment showcases the charms and highlights of Shizuoka City, the host town of Taiwan’s track and field team.

Host

Maxwell Powers

Voice Actor/MC/Bilingual Pro
From Oakland, California

Maxwell Powers

Our Series

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.
Washoku World Challenge 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.
The Next 100 Years 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.
Future Highway Express 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.
ASEAN Now and the Future -Connectivity and Economic Corridors- 2017 is ASEAN’s 50th anniversary. This series was produced as a joint project to commemorate the anniversary with the TV stations of four ASEAN countries,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.
The Road to Recovery The coastal areas of Japan’s Tohoku Region suffered unprecedented damage in the Great East Japan Earthquake.This series shines a spotlight on the efforts of people from Iwate Prefecture, Miyagi Prefecture and Fukushima Prefecture, who are now working hard toward achieving “Recovery of Industry,” “Recovery of Tourism” and “Food Safety & Peace of Mind.” What are the underpinnings of their ongoing hope?
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