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 number of visitors to Japan reached 30 million in 2018. Social media and smartphone applications are becoming their main source of travel information. One of Japan’s major travel agencies has developed a free app that provides guides to travel the country. This segment features new ways of enjoying travel through the eyes of tourists.
In February 2019, a wearable robot was introduced at Narita and Haneda airports. It’s a powered wear that detects motion and provides power assistance to workers during the loading and unloading of cargo and was developed by a venture firm with 27 employees. This segment documents the efforts to enhance its comfort and weight, with the aim to reduce the physical burden on employees at worksites.
Jon Klip from Toronto, Canada is training as a Washoku or Japanese cuisine chef in a time-honored restaurant in Kyoto. He came to pursue this career after his encounter with Wabocho or Japanese knives. This segment spotlights the charm and appeal of Japanese knives, which draw out the natural taste of ingredients, and of Japanese cuisine.
The runAway team find themselves back beside the sea. As they follow the coastline through Shizuoka and into Aichi Prefecture, they take the opportunity to try some local delicacies - Unagi eel from Hamanako Lake, one of the top producing regions in all Japan, and Octopus from the seafood paradise of Morozaki.
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Voice Actor/MC/Bilingual Pro
From Oakland, California