Rudy Maxa’s World
Taste of Japan
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Aired: June 10, 2016
Episode 1: Tokyo
Tokyo is the heart of Japan and its exquisite cuisine. With 37 million people and an uncountable number of restaurants, it’s no surprise.
Join Rudy Maxa and Washington DC restaurateur, Daisuke Utagawa as they tour the region in search of the ingredients, the people and the hard work behind sushi.
From the rice shop that perfectly polishes and blends rice, to the specialized vinegar factory, to a lush wasabi farm outside the city, Maxa and Utagawa discover the commitment, pride and precision that creates Japanese cuisine.
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.