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CATCH JAPAN

Aired: September 24, 2020 (UTC)


Series Information

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.

J-TECH

Oxygen makes up 21% of the air we breathe. Research is ongoing regarding the efficacies of highly-concentrated oxygen generated by a special technique, using oxygen in the air. For the past 40 years, VIGO MEDICAL has been developing a highly concentrated oxygen generator that can be safely used by everyone. This segment features new uses of highly-concentrated oxygen that goes beyond the medical field and high altitudes.

Researching the effects of highly concentrated oxygen on the body
Suzuki Gaisei, VIGO MEDICAL CO., LTD., CEO

J-ART

One of Japan’s most highly reputed hotels, beloved by visitors from overseas throughout the years, has been reborn. Here, you can find the heritage of tradition. This segment features the endeavors of hoteliers and artisans to emulate the original space, long regarded as a masterpiece of Japanese modernism. A year after its reopening, program presenter Maxwell Powers visits the hotel to take a look at its current efforts to tackle issues brought on by the coronavirus pandemic and their vision for the future.

Maxwell Powers interviewing Umehara Shinji, general manager of The Okura Tokyo
The Okura Tokyo’s lobby

J-NATURE

Japan has been receiving attention as one of the top countries people want to visit once the coronavirus pandemic comes to an end. This segment features Daisen-Oki National Park’s Mt. Daisen, filmed in autumn 2019. Together with park rangers, our reporter explores various spots in and around the mountain such as Ogamiyama Shrine, the lush beech forest, and takes a look at people’s efforts to protect the natural landscape in the national park.

Mt. Daisen (Tottori Prefecture)
Views from Mt. Daisen

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