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CATCH JAPAN

Aired: August 26, 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-ECO

In a town about 100 kilometers northeast of Tokyo, there is an environmentally friendly factory that uses renewable energy to reduce its CO2 emissions. This plant has achieved carbon neutrality by combining various methods to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to virtually zero. We take a closer look at the facility's efforts to achieve carbon neutrality and its passion as a company.

The general manager, explaining the importance of carbon neutrality
The factory that have achieved carbon neutrality

J-NATURE

In this segment, we’ll visit Keramashoto National Park, made up of around 30 islands located about 40 kilometers west of Okinawa’s main island. This time we explore Tokashiki-jima island, Aka-jima island, and Zamami-jima island.

Vincent Giry in Keramashoto National Park
Green Sea Turtle

J-TOWN

Wind power in the northern town of Matsumae, Hokkaido is bringing change to the locale. This segment features an initiative to revitalize the town through the development of renewable energy.

Wind power generators in Matsumae Town, Hokkaido
Nunome Kaita, in charge of renewable energy development in Matsumae Town

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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