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CATCH JAPAN

Aired: April 29, 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-WELFARE

At a facility for the elderly run by a major insurance company near Tokyo, data on the residents’ daily activities is collected and made “transparent” using digital technology. Rather than relying solely on intuition and experience, caretakers use this data to optimize workflows. This segment documents how data is being used to improve the lives of the residents and help reduce staff workload.

Endo Ken, CEO of Nursing Care & Seniors Business, Sompo Holdings
Checking residents’ care data

J-FACTORY

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.

Ninja H2R motorcycle
Engineers behind the Ninja H2R, Kazuo Tanaka (left) & Satoaki Ichi (right)

J-FACTORY

Seki City in Gifu Prefecture has had a flourishing industry of Japanese sword-making for 700 years. Inheriting this history and tradition, Kai Corporation crafts various kinds of blades. This segment showcases their commitment towards producing high-quality knives and edged tools.

Endo Hiroaki, President & COO of Kai Corporation
Razor with a paper handle

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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