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.
“Nishikigoi” carp, also known as swimming gems, are a freshwater fish now mesmerizing the world with their distinctive colors and unique charm. In November 2022, a Nishikigoi exhibition was held in its birthplace of Niigata Prefecture, as well as the first World Nishikigoi Summit. This segment showcases the appeal of Nishikigoi and the efforts of the people who produce them.
Trade is vital to our daily lives. However, in a world where information can be communicated instantaneously, many companies worldwide today still exchange the majority of information related to imports and exports through documents and other analog methods. This segment introduces the efforts aiming to improve the efficiency of trade operations through digital technology.
Kagurazaka in Tokyo is a place where Japanese traditional and contemporary shops co-exist in harmony. In this segment, we visit Kagurazaka’s atmospheric and maze-like backstreet alleys where you can sometimes hear the ambient music of the Japanese Shamisen string instrument.
Hiroshima is one of Japan’s major cities. As winter arrives, seasonal delicacies using local ingredients delight everyone that try them. Food writer Rachel Nicholson from the US tries Hiroshima’s delectable oysters. We’ll also highlight Hiroshima-style Okonomiyaki, a local favorite. This segment explores Hiroshima’s delicacies and their fascinating origins.