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CATCH JAPAN

Aired: October 29, 2021 (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-FOOD

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.

Japanese delicacy Unagi eel
Unadon, or rice bowl topped with grilled Unagi

J-FACTORY

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.

Watanabe Yoshihiro, CEO of Toyo Seiko Co., Ltd.
0.3 mm metal grain used in the shot peening process

J-STUDY

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.

Hama Atsushi of Hitachi High-Tech coordinating the event
During the remote lesson event using an electron microscope

J-TECH

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.

Face shield developed by Hiraoka Industry
Hiraoka Ryosuke, man behind the development of the HIRAX AIR face shield

Our Series

Catch Japan 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-Entertainment Infotainment show featuring young artists full of talent with their unique sense of “Japan.”
Trailblazers We follow Japan’s trailblazers breaking new ground in various fields and discover the purpose that keeps them moving forward.
Exploring the Lands of the Ainu In this series, we visit areas in Hokkaido with deep connections to the Ainu living there and showcase their prayers, dances, and traditional ceremonies passed down through generations.
ASEAN Now and the Future Ⅲ: Plastics in the Ocean This series is the third set of productionsof the ASEAN Now and the Futureproject.
Explore Japan This series will feature how various culture in modern Japan and overseas blend together and influence each other.
SPIRIT OF 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.
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