Hi, I'm Sumire, and it's now late autumn here in Japan. Around the country, people are taking trips to seek out the most stunning fall scenery.
◆J-TECH Innovation & Evolution
〜Therapeutic Robots - the Seal that Heals〜
Robots are playing a growing role in caregiving for seniors. So-called "therapy robots" often take the form of animals, offering people comfort and companionship. We look at the latest trends in this field.
〜Climate Change: Tackling the Global Threat〜
This time, "GLOBAL AGENDA" discusses measures being taken against global warming. How can governments and industries put aside their differences and cooperate to curb its advance?
◆A Journey to Hokkaido
〜Discovering the Real Niseko〜
This program introduces the unique charms of Niseko, a Hokkaido resort town that is very popular with foreign tourists. It offers fun outdoor activities year round.
Japan Factfile: Tori-no-ichi
In late November, shrines across Japan hold Tori-no-ichi festivals. People pray for health and fortune, good luck rakes are sold, and a ceremonial hand-clapping is performed.