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CATCH JAPAN

Aired: January 28, 2022 (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-SCIENCE

A biotech startup founded by a professor at the Keio University School of Medicine is on the verge of realizing practical application of an innovative technology to artificially create heart muscle cells or cardiomyocytes using iPS cells. This segment features the technology that may revolutionize the treatment of advanced heart disease, which can now only be fundamentally treated by heart transplant.

Fukuda Keiichi, Professor of Cardiology at Keio University School of Medicine and Heartseed CEO
Artificial cardiomyocytes

J-TOWN

In efforts to internationally promote denim from Okayama, the prefecture has been collaborating with the oldest fashion school in Paris and hosting fashion events with its students. See what kind of creations the students produced utilizing the distinct features of Okayama Denim.

Fashion designs using Okayama Denim on display in ESMOD fashion school, Paris
Okayama Denim

J-FACTORY

End mills are cutting tools that are indispensable in manufacturing metal products. NS TOOL specializes in small-diameter end mills of 6mm or less, and has even developed one with only a diameter of 0.01mm, which can engrave letters on a strand of hair. This segment features the technology behind precision machinery and communication devices that support our daily lives.

Different types of End Mills
NS TOOL CO., LTD. President, Goto Hiroji

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.
J-Entertainment Infotainment show featuring young artists full of talent with their unique sense of “Japan.”
Trailblazers We follow Japan’s trailblazers breaking new ground in various fields and discover the purpose that keeps them moving forward.
Explore Japan This series will feature how various culture in modern Japan and overseas blend together and influence each other.
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.
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.
*Available in English original broadcast version, and Chinese/Korean/French/Japanese-subtitled versions.
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.
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