Sense of Wonder
The MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity
Aired: February 20, 2015
The MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity honors remarkable contributions to conservation and the sustainable use of biodiversity globally, regionally, and locally.
It was established in 2010 and organized by the AEON Environmental Foundation along with the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity.
The program features 2014 MIDORI Prize winners, introducing their activities for preserving biodiversity and delves into the details of their messages.
Dr. Bibiana Vilá of Argentina is a dream-maker who brought back a species from the brink of extinction in collaboration with local communities, while simultaneously vitalizing their economy.
Dr. Kamal Bawa of India is an intellectual giant striving to conserve the Eastern Himalayas, where 70% of the wilderness has been lost, through a multidisciplinary approach that step beyond the realm of science.
Dr. Alfred Oteng-Yeboah of Ghana is a biologist who has become a symbol of “harmonious coexistence between man and nature” through its ratification in the international political arena, despite facing clashing national interests.
A documentary series that features remarkable industries in 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.
Iconic Japanese company Panasonic is celebrating 100 years in business.What is this leading Japanese enterprise doing to ensure the company thrives for the next 100 years? One key strategy is to take a fresh look at the potential of the people who form the backbone of the company and another key challenge is to create new value.
As globalization rapidly accelerates, truck logistics routes that connect various countries are playing a key role in supporting each national economy. These are the Future Highways that are creating the path into the future. Seen through the eyes of the truck drivers, this two-part series program depicts the landscapes and places of interest in each region.
2017 is ASEAN’s 50th anniversary. This series was produced as a joint project to commemorate the anniversary with the TV stations of four ASEAN countries,Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam – by examining their cooperative relations with Japan and the impact of the East-West and Southern Economic Corridors on the economies and ways of life of the Indochina Peninsula.
The coastal areas of Japan’s Tohoku Region suffered unprecedented damage in the Great East Japan Earthquake.This series shines a spotlight on the efforts of people from Iwate Prefecture, Miyagi Prefecture and Fukushima Prefecture, who are now working hard toward achieving “Recovery of Industry,” “Recovery of Tourism” and “Food Safety & Peace of Mind.” What are the underpinnings of their ongoing hope?
Japan’s unique food traditions live on in “hidden villages,” far from the city. In this show, our reporter meet the locals and discover a traditional way of life and the local cuisine.