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 city of Osaka in western Japan now has the highest growth rate of travelers from overseas. The Osaka Wonder Loop open-roof tour bus is a project lead by Kanji Hori and developed in collaboration with local businesses. This segment explores the secret that continues to attract tourists and the efforts behind the project.
The Ninja H2R motorcycle launched in 2016 by Kawasaki has recorded a top speed of 400 km/hour. The creation and development of its extraordinary specifications, incorporating gas turbine and aircraft designs, involved ideas from engineers unrelated to motorbike development. This segment features a look at the efforts behind the achievement of this apex technological speed machine.
In May 2019, the Ninja H2R engineering team has been granted the "Technological Development Award" by the Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan for its contribution to the advancement of automotive technology with the development of a motorcycle engine that can suppress abnormal combustion through its highly compatible supercharger.
TURN is a socially inclusive art project led by Katsuhiko Hibino of the Tokyo University of Arts that aims to integrate art and social welfare. This segment showcases the project’s activities heading toward the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The runAway team are back! After conquering Mount Fuji, they now head south toward the Izu Peninsula. This time we see Dean take to his bicycle to cover over 130km along beautiful winding roads, cutting through nature and reaching the ocean at Irozaki Cape. In just 2 days, the runAway team see some of the best sites of Izu on this whirlwind adventure!
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*Available in English original broadcast version, and Chinese/Korean/French/Japanese-subtitled versions.