Season 1 Omotenashi
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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Aspen Japan K.K. President & Representative Director Philippe Auvaro
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.
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.
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?