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CATCH JAPAN

Aired: October 28, 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-TRIP

Located about an hour and a half by train from Tokyo, the Chichibu area has a one of a kind charm with traditional and modern Japanese culture blending with the rich natural environment. This segment follows Belgian filmmaker François Mazure as he explores the area’s unique attractions.

View from a hill of Moss Phlox
Filmmaker François Mazure from Belgium

J-VOICES

In June 2022, a concert to support humanitarian aid during the Russian invasion of Ukraine was held in Tokyo. Two Ukranian citizens, one an opera singer and the other an evacuee who came to Japan in April, spoke about their thoughts toward their country.

Two Ukrainians asking support for their home country
A charity concert held in Tokyo

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

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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