Season 4 "Safety and Security"
Aired: March 25, 2016
Episode #03: Roundup + α
This show features the new faces of Tokyo, where many professionals gather creating the Tokyo culture with their passion and technology.
In this episode, we will be returning our focus to the employees of the Tokyo Metro subway system and the Tokyo Metropolitan Police, who we covered in the last two episodes. First, we will follow train engineer Hiroyuki Ogawa and conductor Junichi Kato as they apply their technical expertise to ensuring their train arrives at every stop safely, and without delay. We will then revisit the Shiodas, the husband-and-wife police duo from the last episode who lives in a residential version of the neighborhood police station known as residential kobans. We will see how they use local events and their days off to promote safety to their neighbors—a tactic that is only possible for police living in the community they serve.
In this segment, we will be exploring the food, fashion, and unique shops that one can find in Koenji, a friendly neighborhood full of local color. Walk down the shopping district, and you might find yourself distracted by traditional Japanese confectionary, tea, and other delights. As an added bonus, many shop owners here will generously let you try one of their wares before buying them. There is also a traditional sento bathhouse—but with a twist.
TOKYO HOT TOPICS
Tokyo Waterfront City New Cruise Terminal
In this segment, we will take a look at the new passenger ship waterfront terminal that is being built in time for the 2020. The terminal will serve the increasing number of foreign visitors who are coming to Japan via cruise ships, and will be able to accommodate even large passenger ships. It will offer easy access to Ginza, Asakusa, and other tourist hotspots, making it a great gateway to Tokyo.
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.
This series features various aspects of Japan's culture, tradition and technological innovation, casting a spotlight on Japanese ingenuity and uniqueness demonstrated in a wide range of fields.
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?