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Aired: February 15, 2013
Japan has no shortages of challenges facing it at the start of the new year. Its businesses face fierce competition from China and South Korea in global markets. And many of its areas damaged by the earthquake and tsunami of 2011 still await restoration. Despite all this, the country has an abundance of corporations that have stood the test of time, including the building of post-war Japan into an international economic power and the recovery from the burst of the economic bubble in the 90s. The program features interviews with leaders of several successful businesses, exploring the resilience of Japanese companies.
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 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.
This series will feature how various culture in modern Japan and overseas blend together and influence each other.
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.
The program introduces the history and wisdom behind Japan’s technological strength and specialties, which are helping to revitalize regional areas of the country.
This series features stories of people who are standing strong amidst difficulties and continuing to explore new paths.
This series involved a new set of partners. It was produced by TV broadcasters in Brunei, Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand, with advice from visiting program production experts from NHK International in Japan.