The Japanese and Nature Message of the Japan Cultural Expo
Aired: February 10, 2021 (UTC)
The Japan Cultural Expo is now being held throughout Japan with the theme of “Humanity and Nature in Japan.”
Its objective is to convey the beauty of Japan to people both in and out of the country, and pass it on to the next generation.
From exhibitions to performing arts productions and arts festivals, it provides visitors with an opportunity to witness the beauty of Japan from the prehistoric Jomon period—some 17,000 years ago—to the present.
This program examines the Japanese view of nature as revealed through the expo.
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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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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.
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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.