Rudy Maxa’s World
Taste of Japan
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Aired: June 24, 2016
Episode 3: Kyushu
Kyushu is a region known for its dramatic landscape and its fiercely independent people.
Join Rudy Maxa and Washington, D.C. restaurateur, Daisuke Utagawa as they tour one of Japan’s southern islands. Palm trees and cherry blossoms explode in Kyushu where visitors relax by being buried up to their necks in sand made hot from natural springs.
Maxa and Utagawa unravel the process of making bonito, one of the fundamental ingredients in Japanese stock soup. Wagyu beef, pork, and buri fish are also produced on this rich, steamy volcanic island.
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.