Season 4 "Safety and Security"
Aired: February 26, 2016
Episode #02: KOBAN (Police box)
This show features the new faces of Tokyo, where many professionals gather creating the Tokyo culture with their passion and technology.
The koban, a common sight throughout Tokyo, is a neighborhood police station where officers are stationed to respond quickly to local accidents and other incidents, as well as give directions and manage lost and found items. We also feature on “Chuzaisho” where police officers live and work in the same building. In this episode, we will be following Ryoichi and Asuka Shioda, a husband-and-wife team who live and work in Chuzaisho, as they go about assisting and protecting the local residents who are their neighbors.
In this segment, we will explore popular tourist hotspot Izu Oshima. Boasting a dynamic natural landscape and beautiful ocean views, this island just south of Tokyo is perfect place to go for bike rides along the coast and dips in a hot spring that faces out to sea and offers a spectacular view at sundown. There is also a local sushi item that is prepared in a special way to give it a bright yellow-brown sheen.
TOKYO HOT TOPICS
In this segment, we will be taking a look at the famous camellias of Izu Oshima, which bloom between January and March. Every year during this period, the islanders celebrate their prized flower in a major festival. With the island currently in the process of registering its three major camellia gardens as International Camellia Gardens of Excellence, the Izu Oshima camellias are set to earn even more international recognition.
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?