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.
A biotech startup founded by a professor at the Keio University School of Medicine is on the verge of realizing practical application of an innovative technology to artificially create heart muscle cells or cardiomyocytes using iPS cells. This segment features the technology that may revolutionize the treatment of advanced heart disease, which can now only be fundamentally treated by heart transplant.
In efforts to internationally promote denim from Okayama, the prefecture has been collaborating with the oldest fashion school in Paris and hosting fashion events with its students. See what kind of creations the students produced utilizing the distinct features of Okayama Denim.
End mills are cutting tools that are indispensable in manufacturing metal products. NS TOOL specializes in small-diameter end mills of 6mm or less, and has even developed one with only a diameter of 0.01mm, which can engrave letters on a strand of hair. This segment features the technology behind precision machinery and communication devices that support our daily lives.