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.
This series will feature how various culture in modern Japan and overseas blend together and influence each other.
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.
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 2020, the novel coronavirus created a worldwide catastrophe. In Japan, communities are attempting to balance social and economic needs while keeping the virus under control. This series features stories of people who are standing strong amidst difficulties and continuing to explore new paths.
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 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.
The series will follow the regional qualifying tournaments and the final tournament of the sixth “Washoku World Challenge,” a cooking contest in which non-Japanese Washoku chefs from throughout Europe, North America, Asia and Japan will pit their skills against one another, as they strive in earnest to inherit, pass on and cultivate their Washoku cooking skills.