Fukuoka, a region of Japan is situated on the northern shore of the Japanese island of Kyushu. This stunning area is well known for its UNESCO sites, but less well known for its sporting pedigree. Our latest documentary called “Holding the Past, Touching the Future,” explores some of the ways in which the region is known for its sport including rugby, touch rugby, surfing, horseback archery and paddle boarding. And how this passion for sport ties in with Fukuoka’s past as well as its status as the largest tech and start-up city in Japan.
In our new program “World Capitals” you will embark on a journey where together we explore incredible sights of the most famous capitals around the world.
Craft beer is a fast growing popular movement in Japan. Traveling to Japan to scout this exciting emerging market, american craft beer brewmaster Rob LoBreglio sets out on an off-the-beaten-track visit to meet with beer brewers, pub owners and beer lovers and to discover the Japanese way of beer. Kanpai!
Behind the Design is a series of sleek and concise videos about the design of everyday objects we take for granted. This episode tells the story about how a former Buddhist monk designed the soy sauce bottle seen in Japanese restaurants around the world.
Born in Tokyo in 1967, Mariko Mori burst onto the art scene in the 1990s. She has won international acclaim for her innovative multimedia works. Her early work mixed Japanese pop culture and manga imagery with high tech architecture and futuristic costumes. Drawing from ancient rituals and symbols, Mariko uses cutting edge technology to create striking visions for the 21st century.
Hollywood star Dan Fogler (Fantastic Beasts) travels across Asia to investigate the truth about qi (chi) – the life force said to animate the human body which, when harnessed, can give an individual superhuman powers.
In Epic Exploring, YouTube stars Josh and Cody are on a mission. Together with Urban Exploring friends they travel around the world in search of the most spectacular abandoned locations on the planet.
Bloomberg’s Emily Chang sits down with Rakuten CEO Hiroshi “Michey” Mikitani to discuss the Japanese e-commerce company IPO.
Each program investigates the history and progress of a skill, a means on expression, or a practical discovery that has become an integral part of economic life in a world-famous region. In this way, each story paints a historical portrait and reveals a way of life.