Think Globally, Act Locally
The Japan Awards for Biodiversity
Aired: January 16, 2020 (UTC)
A company operating a restaurant chain that has set its own safety standards for the rice it uses to promote biodiversity in rice fields.
An NPO organization that implements initiatives in preservation and environmental education by gathering people from all walks of life to survey the history and culture behind the satoyama ecosystems of villages.
An organization that has strived over 20 years to scientifically monitor nature with the cooperation of researchers, local citizens and students at a World Heritage Site.
An elementary school that has continued environmental education, including bird watching by the students, for 38 years, eventually succeeding in getting the local community involved.
A stationery manufacturer that has cooperated with the local government and companies to preserve the nature that has propped up local culture, as well as find a new way to make effective use of it, turning the initiative into a business.
This program focuses on the sincere efforts of the five organizations that won the 6th Japan Awards for Biodiversity. It is an environmental documentary that highlights the potential for local activities to spread globally and extend into the future.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?