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The Dream Key 夢の鍵   夢的鑰匙(THE DREAM KEY)   꿈의 열쇠

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13+ eps 15 min series

A documentary focusing on Japan’s distinctive “monozukuri” philosophy of craftsmanship, and the passionate people who live and work by i t . How is this particular style of manufacturing evolving to suit the world in the 21st century?
With detailed examination of some of the ardent leaders of this particularly Japanese brand of manufacturing since the post -war e ra, viewers get an understanding of the “monozukuri” tradition today and where it is being taken into the future through a report that will invigorate and energize viewers.
일본의 기예, 모노즈쿠리에 정열을 쏟는 사람들을 그린 다큐멘터리.
21세기의 세계에서 통용되는 일본의 모노즈쿠리는 무엇인가, 뜨거운 의지를담아 각각의 자신의 길을 열어가는 사람들에게 초점을 맞춤으로서 전후 일본의기예라 불리워진 「모노즈쿠리」를 미래로 이어줄 사람들을 정성껏 담았다. 그모습은 보는 이들에게 용기를 선사한다.
本節目是介紹對日本傳統技藝投注熱情的手作藝術家記錄片。
在21世紀,全世界通用的日本手作藝術到底是什麼呢? 我們專門注意對傳統技藝擁有熱情各自開啟了道路的手作藝術家們,精心描繪出被稱為承繼戰後日本傳統技藝到未來之手作藝術家。他們的熱情與堅持將讓我們感受到其精神與前進的力量。

100 days ~Love, Marriage, Sickness and Mom~

結婚式の前日に   결혼식 전날에   結婚前夕

75 min × 1 ep / 60 min × 9 eps|10 episodes

Hitomi Serizawa leads a fulfilling professional and private life. What’s more, she will be getting married in 100 days. Plans are progressing smoothly until the unexpected appearance of her mother after an absence of 25 years. A free-spirited woman who lives impulsively and abandoned Hitomi to her stepfather, the mother, Kanako has suddenly decided to re-enter her daughter’s life in time to bask in the attention and respect given to the mother of a bride. Naturally, Hitomi is incensed and galled by the idea. But Hitomi soon finds out that her mother knows her intimately, for she has been corresponding with her mother all her life, believing her to be a childhood friend who moved away. As a result, Kanako knows all of HItomi’s closest-kept secrets, her innermost thoughts, everything about her upcoming marriage and even… that she was recently diagnosed with a life-threatening brain tumor that may ruin plans for the wedding. Hitomi makes every effort to resist her mother’s unsolicited intrusion into her life, but blood is thicker than water. And so begins the 100-day battle between a mother and daughter. Can it end well?

99 Years of Love: JAPANESE AMERICANS

99年の愛~JAPANESE AMERICANS   99 년의 사랑〜JAPANESE AMERICANS   99年的愛〜JAPANESE AMERICANS

150 min x 2 eps / 139 min x 2 eps / 125 min x 1 ep|5 episodes

99 years ago, a Japanese man emigrated to the vast expanse of America with hopes of survival and dreams of a brighter future. He and those like him were settlers, 1st generation Japanese-Americans. From them were issued a second generation which grew up bearing little knowledge of, nor devotion to, their parents’ homeland. And yet fate was to deliver them all a cruel blow... as war proceeded to tear them apart along national and generational lines. This is a story about Japanese immigrants who endured the horrors and tragedy of war, overcame deep prejudice and attained their dreams in a new land through love and courage.

Channel JAPAN

채널 재팬   日本頻道

60 min series|Series

“Channel JAPAN” is an informational program broadcast across Asia and offers a fresh look at the latest in the Japanese economy, business, trends, culture and technology. TBS announcers, and Nikkei staff writer guide viewers on a tour of cutting-edge products and services, key persons and companies, the hottest tourist destinations, and a variety of other topics that are sure to captivate viewers across the region. Discover the energy, the attractions, and the limitless business opportunities that Japan has to offer.

LEADERS

LEADERS 前編・後編   LEADERS 전편・후편

149 min x 2 eps|2 episodes

Prior to the start of World War II, Saichiro Aichi witnessed firsthand the technological prowess and industrial strength developing in the automotive industry of the US and Europe. Under Saichiro’s strong visionary leadership and the efforts of his team, a do-mestic passenger car is finally built just as the march of war is heard approaching. Saichiro’s group bides its time through a devastating war by building military trucks and machinery only to confront a dire depression upon war’s end, due to a financial re-trenchment policy by the Bank of Japan. Short on capital and troubled by labor strife, as well as personal illness, Saichiro and his men refuse to give up. Here is an inspiring tale about visionary men who through blood, sweat and tears and the spirit of “monozukuri” battled back from the brink of bankruptcy to build a Japanese auto company that would be the pride of the world.

Meet Me After School

中学聖日記   첫사랑 일기   中學聖日記

67 min x 11 eps|11 episodes

Fulfilling a long-cherished dream, school teacher Hijiri Matsunaga is hired at a far-flung countryside middle school where she encounters, Akira Kuroiwa, a 9th grader with mysterious powers. Though 10 years younger than his teacher, Akira falls instantly in love with her and single-mindedly pursues her affections. But Hijiri has a devoted finance, Shotaro, with whom she keeps up a long-distance relationship. Aware that she should not reciprocate her student’s feelings for her, Hijiri eventually finds her heart swayed by Akira’s unremitting love and becomes attracted to him. Deeply conflicted between the affections of a pubescent youth and an elite company man, Hijiri’s “forbidden” love triangle engulfs those around her in this “forbidden yet pure” love story between student and pupil.

ROOKIES: Graduation

ROOKIES - 卒業 -   루키즈   菜鳥總動員: 畢業決戰 不良學園終極電影版

137 min.

A fired-up high-school teacher who teaches his baseball team the importance of having a dream, and the students he leads, burning with this dream of a national championship. A group of modern young people of the baseball club at Futakotamagawa High School: they have no hope for the future, and no idea of what they want to do. ‘The world is full of hope,’ a new teacher, Kawato shouts at them. ‘Don’t make fun of people who have dreams.’ Overcoming problems with the new players, and an injury to their captain, with Kawato, they move into the semifinal tournament that leads to their final chance at a national championship. Will the dreams of the Futakotamagawa baseball team come true? Meanwhile, graduation day draws near..…

Roosevelt Game

ルーズヴェルト・ゲーム   루즈벨트 게임   羅斯福遊戲

85 min x 1 ep / 70 min x 3 eps / 60 min x 5 eps|9 episodes

”The most exciting baseball game score is 8 to 7!”
That’s what former U.S. President Roosevelt once said.
Aoshima Works is a medium-size precision instruments maker. Forced to navigate the rough waves of an unforeseen recession and fierce competition among rival companies scratching for advantage, company men on the brink of bankruptcy strive to survive by orchestrating a miracle reversal called the “Roosevelt Game”. Written by Jun Ikeido, author of a novel by the same name, and following his best-selling “Naoki Hanzawa”. A comeback story for the never-say-die working man.

S: THE LAST POLICEMAN-Recovery of Our Future-

S 最後の警官 Recovery of Our Future   S 최후의 경관 Recovery of Our Future   S 最後的警官 Recovery of Our Future

119 min.

A nation of people seemingly content to go about their business, not thinking too much, but simply trying to lead normal and peaceful lives. And then one day, a bus jacking incident occurs to rouse them from their reverie.
Ex-boxer turned cop, Ichigo Kamikura leads the NPS (National Police Safety Rescue), called “S”, effort to deal with the crisis, but so far, no demands have come from the perpetrator, and a sinking feeling of impending doom sets in among the force. Sure enough, a massive tanker off the Japanese coast in the Pacific is next reported as having been seized! On board is enough nuclear fuel to blow up the entire country.
A final battle begins with the nation’s future and the lives of 120 million at stake.....!

TARO's CANDY HOUSE

おかしの家   과자의 집   下町的糖果屋

30 min × 10 eps|10 episodes

The setting is the Tsukishima district of Tokyo where the Summer Olympic Games will be held in five years. A small old-fashioned confectionary shop, “Sakuraya” stands as a remnant of the past amid the rapidly changing cityscape. Akiko Sakurai has been running the shop on a shoestring for over 50 years, along with her grandson, Taro (33) whom she raised form childhood after he lost his parents in a traffic accident. With them also is Reiko, a single mother who has returned to Tsukishima with her child. Seemingly left behind by a fast-moving world, Taro appears as something of a “loser” who finds himself reexamining his lost childhood in an effort to move forward. Life takes a strange turn when his grandmother, Akiko, receives a letter that she is being sued for damages because her cat, Mi-chan, allegedly scratched up a neighbor’s luxury car. What should be an easy case to win turns into a fumbling mess at the hands of Taro who can’t seem to win for losing in this wacky yet endearing and slightly heartwarming late-night drama.

The World Heritage 4K Premium Edition

THE 世界遺産 4K Premium Edition   THE 세계유산 4K Premium Edition   世界遺產 4K 白金版

30 min. × 12 eps.|30 min. Series

Recorded with the most advanced visual image technology, TBS “World Heritage” has since its inception in 1996 has bemuse itself a valuable cultural property with its high-quality footage and visual documentation of mankind’s greatest treasures: UNESCO World Heritage sites. The program relaunched in June 2013 as the “The World Heritage 4K Premium Edition” focusing on expressing the sheer beauty of the world’s greatest marvels, and is Japan’s first program to be fully shot in 4K as the next generation in video technology, from photography to editing and post-production.