Spirit of Resilience
City Past, Winemaking Future
Aired: January 14, 2021 (UTC)
Abandoned farms are an all-too-common site in some Japanese communities. But in Nagano Prefecture, a major producer of grapes for making wine, government officials are hoping to reverse that trend, helping young former urbanites build a future in winemaking. These fledgling producers receive training and help with finding fields. And they support each other with a shared sense of purpose, as well as a strong desire to bring Japanese wine to a whole new level.
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.