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CATCH JAPAN

Aired: July 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-VOICES

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.

Two Ukrainians asking support for their home country
A charity concert held in Tokyo

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-TOWN

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.

Boards made from wood in an atelier in Okawa
Okawa City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Our Series

Trailblazers We follow Japan’s trailblazers breaking new ground in various fields and discover the purpose that keeps them moving forward.
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.”
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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