CNBC Asia: Sun 29 Apr, 2018
METRO TV:Sun 29 Apr, 2018
USTREAM: Tue 1 May, 2018
NIKKEI CNBC:Sun 29 Apr, 2018
In Tokyo Trek, we take a stroll through Sensoji Temple in Asakusa, a popular tourist spot among overseas and domestic travelers.
A report on what’s called a “vegetable sheet” developed by an entrepreneurial venture. Nonstandard vegetables that have been discarded until now are transformed, helping not only farmers, but also offering a new way to get children who don’t like vegetables to eat their greens.
Tokyo Trek: Asakusa’s Sensoji
In Tokyo Trek, our own Makiko Utsuda visits Sensoji temple in Asakusa, walking from Kaminarimon through Nakamisedori street to the main hall. She also explains the surprisingly little known meanings behind traditions such as fortune slips.
“A Thin Sheet” to Save Farmers
A French restaurant in Tokyo recently started using a “vegetable sheet” in its dishes. Until now, vegetables that didn’t meet size or shape standards were thrown away. But, one company is buying them up and developed a new product that even children who don’t like vegetables will eat.
An unconventional product and service developed by a run-of-the-mill printing company is scoring big success. Applying “hot stamping” techniques to print metal foil on paper and other materials, they’ve boosted sales by 1.5 times. Their reputation has grown on the back of their capabilities to hot stamp detailed and difficult designs that other companies typically turn down.
Pad Thai is a Thai dish of fried rice noodles that are popular in Japan. A noodle-making plant in Niigata Prefecture uses a Thai machine and Thai methods to make fresh rice noodles. Rice that was originally developed to be eaten as is but that failed to find buyers has been turned into a delicious ingredient for Pad Thai.
Toho Beads, Part 1
Toho is a world-class manufacturer of exceptionally uniform and intricate beads used in handicrafts and other fields. We go inside its factory and meet the artisans behind the product who carry on the founder’s motto of “pouring one’s heart into each bead”.