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.
Eel or “unagi” has been widely loved by the Japanese since the Edo period. “Unadon,” rice bowl topped with grilled unagi soaked in salty-sweet sauce, is enjoyed at specialty restaurants like sushi and tempura. This segment features chefs and unagi farmers and their efforts to serve delicious unagi, taking a close look at the deeply entrenched culture of unagi in Japan.
Cars, airplanes, and other means of transportation are indispensable in our daily lives. To ensure their safety, a technology called “shot peening” is used to increase the durability of metal components which are also used in many other fields. This segment features the development and outlook of Toyo Seiko’s ultra-small metal grains, essential to the process of shot peening.
Hitachi High-Tech is a world-renowned manufacturer of electron microscopes. In aims to boost children’s interest towards science, the company has been providing ad-hoc science lessons with the use of electron microscopes at schools all over the world. This segment features one of their electron microscope lesson events held in a totally new style: remotely, via the internet.
Face shields have widely become a standard in the medical field, and they’ve been gathering attention from the fashion industry as well. This segment features the technology behind Hiraoka Industry’s face shield, which combines antiviral properties and transparency with a sleek design.