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.
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.
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.
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.
*Available in English original broadcast version, and Chinese/Korean/French/Japanese-subtitled versions.