Season 1 Omotenashi
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Aired: May 22, 2015
Episode #02: Shukubo
This show features the new faces of Tokyo, where many professionals gather creating the Tokyo culture with their passion and technology.
Today we visit the Shukubo, a type of inn’s owners who offer their own creative take on the Japanese approach to hospitality known as Omotenashi. Yoshihiko Baba, the seventeenth-generation owner of the Komadori Sanso inn and his wife, Akemi offer their own style of service to their guests at their Shukubo, located in a secluded region, Mt. Mitake.
In this segment, we go on a walk from Ome Station to Tama River. Ome city is an hour west out of Tokyo, an area full of hills and forests. From Ome Station, we make our way towards Tama River, one of Tokyo’s major waterways. Let’s see what we meet and see by walking around the area.
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Tokyo One-Stop Business Establishment Center
In this segment, we show one of the must-see spot in Tokyo, metropolitan area. "Tokyo One-Stop Business Establishment Center" has opened in April 2015, by the national government and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government to support business establishment of domestic and foreign companies. We introduce the concept of this center through interviews with people who started business in Tokyo.
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 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.
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The program introduces the history and wisdom behind Japan’s technological strength and specialties, which are helping to revitalize regional areas of the country.
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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.
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.