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.
In June 2022, a concert to support humanitarian aid during the Russian invasion of Ukraine was held in Tokyo. Two Ukranian citizens, one an opera singer and the other an evacuee who came to Japan in April, spoke about their thoughts toward their country.
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.
This segment features the city of Okawa, located in Fukuoka Prefecture, southern Japan. Okawa developed as Japan's largest furniture production area over many years. Its traditional Kumiko woodwork, for example, is used in luxury trains. One of the area’s major companies, Seki Furniture, employs a new technique for single-piece wooden tables, made with the commitment to make the most use of every piece of wood. Okawa’s wooden furniture industry also has initiatives to teach the importance of trees to children through tree planting activities.
*Available in English original broadcast version, and Chinese/Korean/French/Japanese-subtitled versions.