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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.

Chef Takashi Tamura (left) & Chef Yoshimi Hidaka (right)
Restaurant exterior

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.

Penguins in the Sky at Tokyo Sunshine Aquarium
Acrylic panel

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.

Clean Water Supply System model
Masashi Kanemaru, engineer at Yamaha Motor

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.

View of Mt. Fuji from Nihondaira Yume Terrace
Kunozan Toshogu Shrine

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.
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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