Spirit of Resilience
Mamma Mercato’s Wonder Women
Aired: January 7, 2021 (UTC)
Akiko loves being a mom. But she wanted do something with her life beyond just caring for her kids. With her family’s support, she launched a home-based baking business and then her own organization, Mamma Mercato. The non-profit helps moms like her pursue their dreams, unleash their creativity, and open businesses. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, these resilient women were able to switch gears, find new ways to sharpen their entrepreneurial skills and share them with the broader community.
We follow Japan’s trailblazers breaking new ground in various fields and discover the purpose that keeps them moving forward.
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.
Infotainment show featuring young artists full of talent with their unique sense of “Japan.”
This series will feature how various culture in modern Japan and overseas blend together and influence each other.
The program introduces the history and wisdom behind Japan’s technological strength and specialties, which are helping to revitalize regional areas of the country.
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.
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.