Rudy Maxa’s World
Taste of Japan
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Aired: June 17, 2016
Episode 2: Hokkaido
Uncover the culinary secrets of the rugged, wintery northernmost island of Japan. Join Rudy Maxa and Washington, D.C. restaurateur, Daisuke Utagawa as they tour Hokkaido in search of the foods this snowy region is famous for.
Sapporo is practically synonymous with ramen. From the flour mill to the noodle factory to the restaurants where only slurps are heard, Maxa and Utagawa dive into this bowl of flavor.
Yams, scallops and whiskey round out the meal as does the stunning landscape with its many hot springs, lakes, volcanoes, and seaside towns.
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 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 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.
The program introduces the history and wisdom behind Japan’s technological strength and specialties, which are helping to revitalize regional areas of the country.
This series features stories of people who are standing strong amidst difficulties and continuing to explore new paths.
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.