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CATCH JAPAN

Aired: September 30, 2022 (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-NATURE

In this episode, we feature Ise-Shima National Park in central Japan. Lemi Duncan visits the spectacular rias coast, Ago Bay, where the world's first pearl cultivation began, and Ise Jingu, one of the most venerable shrines in Japan. Meet the people who have developed their traditions and industries in the midst of the great outdoors.

Ago Bay in the Coastal Shima Area
Reporter Lemi Duncan visiting the timeless Ise Jingu

J-CULTURE

Wagashi, or Japanese sweets and snacks, have a thousand-year history. Many types of Wagashi originated in Japan’s ancient capital of Kyoto, and their roots can be traced back to mochi rice cakes. Today, with the global spread of Japanese cuisine and new perspectives from overseas, Wagashi continue to evolve and become well-loved not only in Japan, but also abroad. This segment features the charms of rice-based Wagashi from Kyoto.

Dango sweet rice dumpling
Bubu-arare used as a sweets topping

J-ARTS

Of the nearly 100 traditional brush makers based in a small town in Hiroshima Prefecture, Hakuhodo is widely known for its makeup brushes, loved by professionals in both Japan and overseas. They offer a range of 2000 different types of brushes, all of which are made with the utmost commitment to quality. This segment takes a look at the world of Japanese luxury makeup brushes.

Makeup brushes
Takamoto Kazuo, Founder of Hakuhodo

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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