Spirit of Resilience
Living a More Beautiful Life
Aired: January 19, 2021 (UTC)
“Bring out the best in everyone.” For a beauty salon in Japan, those words guide every interaction with customers, staff and the community. The women who work there can design their own schedules and work as a team to balance their professional and personal lives. And during the COVID-19 pandemic, their teamwork has allowed the business to flourish in new ways, bringing a sense of joy to all their clients, helping everyone to shine.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.