Season 1 Omotenashi
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Aired: April 24, 2015
Episode #01: Hotel
This show features the new faces of Tokyo, where many professionals gather creating the Tokyo culture with their passion and technology.
Introducing the professionals of high quality hospitality, at the Imperial Hotel, where all staff members working to serve their guests to have a comfortable stay. What is unique in their services? We look behind the scenes of Imperial Hotel’s Omotenashi style by mainly featuring on the veteran guest services attendant.
In this segment, we go on a walk from Hibiya, where Imperial Hotel is located to the main intercity rail terminal, Tokyo station. Let’s see what we meet and see by walking around the area.
TOKYO HOT TOPICS
In this segment, we show one of the must-see spot in Tokyo, metropolitan area. We introduce EDO-TOKYO MUSEUM, which renovated and reopened on March 28. Housed in a unique looking building located in the Ryogoku district, you can experience the history and culture of Edo-Tokyo city.
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.
This series will feature how various culture in modern Japan and overseas blend together and influence each other.
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.
In 2020, the novel coronavirus created a worldwide catastrophe. In Japan, communities are attempting to balance social and economic needs while keeping the virus under control. This series features stories of people who are standing strong amidst difficulties and continuing to explore new paths.
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 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.
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.