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Security & Safety Trade EXPO 2015

The business of staying safe is no laughing matter. The Security and Safety Trade Expo features preventative measures for everything from natural disasters and disease, to cyber attacks. For this week's "On-Site" report reporter Akira Daniel Duncan will take you there to see the latest Japanese innovations meant to keep us safe.

Security & Safety Trade EXPO 2015

Schedule: Oct. 14 - 16, 2015
Location: Tokyo Big Sight

Thorough preparations for unforeseen events like natural disasters or even civil unrest are surely of paramount importance in this day and age. Amongst the many original ideas found in the category of safety and security, the Security and Safety Trade Expo brings together the best of the best to help weather the storm in whatever form it takes. With all kinds of products that you can depend on when it matters most, this year's coverage features a number of innovative solutions which are characteristic of Japan's technical expertise. Some of the highlights include a robust and easy-to-assemble temporary shelter with a ton of useful extras, a stylish piece of furniture that conceals a useful piece of safety equipment, a cardboard toilet that's fit for a king, a unique contraption for disabling violent attackers, and a super-strong shelter for use during a volcanic eruption. Prepare to be safe!

  • Security & Safety Trade EXPO 2015
  • Security & Safety Trade EXPO 2015
  • Security & Safety Trade EXPO 2015
  • Security & Safety Trade EXPO 2015
  • Security & Safety Trade EXPO 2015
  • Security & Safety Trade EXPO 2015

Further Info:

Please note that some of the products or services featured in this program may be prototypes and not be sold at stores. NHK is not responsible for any damages, losses or injuries caused by the usage of these products or services.

- ATEX Co., Ltd.
Organizer Office +81-3-3503-7641

- Taiyo Kogyo Corporation
Public Relations +81-6-6306-3033

- MAMORIS Co., Ltd.
Public Relations +81-566-55-1910

- TF SERVICE
Public Relations +81-256-36-5235

- Prop Co., Ltd.
Public Relations +81-3-5206-8766

- PRESS KOGYO CO., LTD.
Public Relations +81-44-266-2581

- LINTEC21 Co., Ltd.
Public Relations +81-3-5798-7801

- ALSOK - SOHGO SECURITY SERVICES CO.,LTD.
Public Relations +81-3-3423-2331

Building Fun with Laser-Cut Metal

This week's installment of the "Gadgets" segment gives you a look at a fascinating line of small precision models. Featuring everything from well-known landmarks to spaceships and robots straight out of popular science-fiction films, the models are rocketing in demand both here and abroad.

Building Fun with Laser-Cut Metal

The world's premier supplier of magic-trick related products, Tenyo, was also Japan's first jigsaw puzzle manufacturer. Born out of a magic research lab that was created in 1931 by Shokyokusai Tenyo, one of the county's foremost magicians at the time, the company continues to delight children of all ages. However, their latest line of products doesn't require any slight of hand. Dubbed, "Metallic Nano Puzzles," they are more like miniature models, which are produced by precision laser cutting sheets of 0.2mm-thick stainless steel. The kits require no glue or special tools to complete and are recommended for people 15 and older. According to Tenyo, they're especially popular with overseas visitors to Japan, who often buy 5 or 10 at time. They surely are great souvenirs. What's more, most of the easy-to-assemble puzzles can be put together in under two hours.

  • Building Fun with Laser-Cut Metal
  • Building Fun with Laser-Cut Metal
  • Building Fun with Laser-Cut Metal
  • Building Fun with Laser-Cut Metal
  • Building Fun with Laser-Cut Metal
  • Building Fun with Laser-Cut Metal
  • Building Fun with Laser-Cut Metal
  • Building Fun with Laser-Cut Metal

Further Info:

Please note that some of the products or services featured in this program may be prototypes and not be sold at stores. NHK is not responsible for any damages, losses or injuries caused by the usage of these products or services.

- Tenyo Co., Ltd.
Public Relations +81-3-3647-0361

Glass with Class

A group of glassblowers in downtown Tokyo are using two distinct variations of their craft to create unique and beautiful products designed to meet the customers' specific needs. Join us on this edition of our "Special Report" for a look at their remarkable blend of traditional skill and original thinking.

Glass with Class

Located in the old downtown Tokyo, Sarue Glass is a company that's mainly known for producing one-of-a-kind made-to-order glassware. The studio makes this glassware using a variety of blowing techniques, including "mold-blowing" and "free-blowing." Kunio Suzuki is a master of mold-blown glass. One of his recent pieces was made for an interesting display involving a waterproof bag and a goldfish. The custom-made glass goldfish bowl is a masterful demonstration of his skill. Machiko Ecchu, an expert at free-blowing, makes tableware that is in high demand both in Japan and overseas. Sarue Glass also rents out facilities and equipment to young glass artisans, providing them with a chance to develop their skills under the watchful eyes of the two veterans. Creating masterpieces while shaping the next generation, their commitment to their craft is clear... as glass!

  • Glass with Class
  • Glass with Class
  • Glass with Class
  • Glass with Class
  • Glass with Class
  • Glass with Class
  • Glass with Class
  • Glass with Class

Further Info:

Please note that some of the products or services featured in this program may be prototypes and not be sold at stores. NHK is not responsible for any damages, losses or injuries caused by the usage of these products or services.

- Sarue Glass Co., Ltd.
Public Relations +81-3-3633-0631

- LUBBA : LUBBA SHOWROOM GOHONGI
Public Relations 03-4455-4017

- Verre-MORIYAMA Glassware
Public Relations 03-5721-8013

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