Spirit of Resilience
Raising Fruit with Style
Aired: January 28, 2021 (UTC)
Growing fruit with personality. That’s the goal of a group of young farmers in Niigata Prefecture. They’re trying to raise the international profile of their region through humor, unique promotional ideas, and innovative agricultural techniques. As older farmers in the area retire, these young people are stepping in to preserve and promote local traditions. And like many entrepreneurs, they’re finding ways to engage new audiences even in the dark days of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
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The program introduces the history and wisdom behind Japan’s technological strength and specialties, which are helping to revitalize regional areas of the country.
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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.