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A journey takes us across Japan's four main islands, unravelling both its ancient and modern history and unique culture. From bustling metropolises more densely populated than any other on earth, to hidden shrines at the edge of the map.
Lao athletes are concerned about visiting Iitate due to the 2011 nuclear disaster. Iitate Middle School students make a video on the current situation.
Today's Lesson: Sushi restaurants.
Sarobetsu Plain is located in Hokkaido's north, facing the Sea of Japan. The plain is populated by migratory birds that fly from Russia to Japan to spend the spring and fall seasons.
Akihiro Yamamoto runs a credit union in Hiroshima Pref., specialising in loans to small businesses. At age 72, he still visits five clients a day as he works to support and nurture the local economy.
As Japan's population decreases, the number of vacant shops and homes has increased. Introducing two methods that are helping to turn those problems into profits.
Patricia Rodriguez is executive managing director of Spanish football club, SD Eibar. As the only female managing director in La Liga, she is trying to increase the number of women in football.
KochiKame, a well-known anime and manga, explores the world of goalball, with Ryo and other characters.
When Albert Einstein died, his brain was removed, and the pieces became scattered around the world. A seven month quest to track them down could help shed light on the secrets of human intelligence.
Through his photos and stories, China's well-known investigative journalist Chen Jie has aroused both popular and official support for campaigns to deal with pollution and poverty issues.
Today, we'll learn how to say `Does this bus go to Shibuya'? in Japanese. Learn useful phrases and cool kanji! And you'll realise Japanese is easy!
Little Charo is an animation series about a Japanese dog who got lost in NY.
This time we introduce Japan's top inventions, featuring instant ramen.
Rafte (simmered pork belly).
Siem Reap is a popular tourist destination close to Angkor Wat. In this episode we explore the city, meet and talk with residents who embrace Buddhism and preserve the culture of the Khmer Empire.
Join May J. for Japanese music news and great new sounds! This week, a unique rock duo called Glim Spanky let us share their Me Time. Plus, virtuoso flamenco guitarist Jin Oki performs in the studio.
Former US Labor Secretary and USC Professor of Public Policy Robert Reich analyses the ramifications of widening income inequality, money in politics, and the urgent need to revive the common good.
Situated in a vivid blue sea are the Kerama Islands of Okinawa; a look at the various forms of life, large and small, that come together in the sea of Kerama in winter.
Today: A clean water paradise for prawns.
Yoshiharu Hoshino is the CEO of Hoshino Resorts. He began his career by turning around his family's hot spring ryokan, a Japanese-style inn into a thriving hotspot and now his company manages over 30 properties worldwide.
Exploring the unique environment, festivals and life-style which have been preserved in Japan.
Today: Tsukemono: Japan's Pickled Soul Food.
Meet two globally-recognised shoe mavericks, shoe artisan Noriyuki Misawa and shoe-polishing expert Yuya Hasegawa, taking their genre to a whole new level.
Randani roti is a bread, used to be eaten only by a specific class in the old system in India. Now, it has won high acclaims. This women-led business tries to keep recipes for their lives and rights.
Chopsticks are essential on Japanese dining tables, and they tell stories of the climate and traditions of Japan. Let's venture out to the world of the varied and deeply appealing utensil.