In the wake of the Great East Japan Earthquake, the infamous accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant scattered radioactive materials over a wide area, causing 160,000 people to evacuate their homes at the height of the disaster. However, ongoing decontamination work has since greatly reduced the size of the exclusion zone. In addition, with a few exceptions, radiation levels in most areas have now returned to normal levels. Those who work in the agriculture and hospitality industries in Fukushima Prefecture have long had to put up with the damage done to the area’s reputation. Nevertheless, they have come to accept these reputation problems as a fact of life and are now working harder than ever before to overcome them by providing safer, more appealing products and services with a sense of pride and backed by stringent inspection standards. This program introduces the people of Fukushima Prefecture who, having overcome many crises in the immediate aftermath of the earthquake, are now taking positive steps to move forward. Reporter: Kanako Sachno
A documentary series that features remarkable industries in Japan. The program introduces the history and wisdom behind Japan’s technological strength and specialties, which are helping to revitalize regional areas of the country.
Iconic Japanese company Panasonic is celebrating 100 years in business.What is this leading Japanese enterprise doing to ensure the company thrives for the next 100 years? One key strategy is to take a fresh look at the potential of the people who form the backbone of the company and another key challenge is to create new value.
As globalization rapidly accelerates, truck logistics routes that connect various countries are playing a key role in supporting each national economy. These are the Future Highways that are creating the path into the future. Seen through the eyes of the truck drivers, this two-part series program depicts the landscapes and places of interest in each region.
2017 is ASEAN’s 50th anniversary. This series was produced as a joint project to commemorate the anniversary with the TV stations of four ASEAN countries,Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam – by examining their cooperative relations with Japan and the impact of the East-West and Southern Economic Corridors on the economies and ways of life of the Indochina Peninsula.
The coastal areas of Japan’s Tohoku Region suffered unprecedented damage in the Great East Japan Earthquake.This series shines a spotlight on the efforts of people from Iwate Prefecture, Miyagi Prefecture and Fukushima Prefecture, who are now working hard toward achieving “Recovery of Industry,” “Recovery of Tourism” and “Food Safety & Peace of Mind.” What are the underpinnings of their ongoing hope?
Japan’s unique food traditions live on in “hidden villages,” far from the city. In this show, our reporter meet the locals and discover a traditional way of life and the local cuisine.