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.
This segment features real voices from foreign nationals living in Tokyo amidst the spread of COVID-19 in the city. What safety measures and actions do people think are needed to cope with the situation? Program host Maxwell Powers will catch the solutions called for in Japan.
Insurance companies are best known for car and fire coverage, but their business environment has been seeing more diverse services change their conventional image. Examples include farming insurance, research on autonomous driving systems, big data analysis, and management of nursing facilities. This segment features a company’s strategy and new challenges in a rapidly changing society.
Kumamoto Castle in Kumamoto City is undergoing reconstruction work after a major series of earthquakes hit the area in 2016. We’ll visit the castle and its surroundings with guides Takachiho Sakura, Kumamoto City FM radio personality, and local volunteer guide Yoshimura Tetsuo. This segment features the charms of Kumamoto, also known as the land of water, during a time of recovery.
*Available in English original broadcast version, and Chinese/Korean/French/Japanese-subtitled versions.