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CP+ : Camera & Photo Imaging Show

The digital camera market is dominated by Japanese manufacturers with no less than seven of the top ten brands being Japanese. For over 50 years, CP+ has been one of the premiere events for camera makers world-wide to show off their newest products. Join our shutterbug reporter Akira Daniel Duncan for a closer look "On Site."

Schedule: Mar. 1 - 4, 2018
Location: Pacifico Yokohama

Overall sales may be down, but within the photography market, mirrorless cameras are on the upswing. They've been quite popular in Japan for the last several years and are finally catching on in other countries as well. So naturally, this year at CP+ we're seeing a lot of companies shifting their focus from SLRs to mirrorless cameras. While smartphones are great and handy, they still can't beat the images of mirrorless cameras. And the event's offerings seem to be hitting their mark with their fans. Highlights include a camera with a function that detects and tracks the subject's eye, a cute little mirrorless camera for beginners, a model with an internal mechanical image stabilization system so you can use it with any lens, the cutting-edge 4K camera, a micro-four-thirds model for casual photographers, and high-grade SLR loved by both professionals and amatuers.

  • CP+ : Camera & Photo Imaging Show
  • CP+ : Camera & Photo Imaging Show
  • CP+ : Camera & Photo Imaging Show
  • CP+ : Camera & Photo Imaging Show
  • CP+ : Camera & Photo Imaging Show
  • CP+ : Camera & Photo Imaging Show
  • CP+ : Camera & Photo Imaging Show
  • CP+ : Camera & Photo Imaging Show

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.

- Sony Marketing Inc.
2-10-1 Osaki, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo 141-8610 JAPAN

- Canon Inc.
3-30-2 Shimomaruko, Ota-ku, Tokyo 146-0092 JAPAN

- FUJIFILM Corporation.
Midtown West 7-3, Akasaka 9-chome, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0052 JAPAN

- Panasonic Corporation.
1006 Oaza Kadoma, Kadoma City, Osaka Prefecture 571-8501 JAPAN

- Olympus Corporation.
Shinjuku Monolith, 3-1 Nishi-Shinjuku 2-chome, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 163-0914?JAPAN

- Ricoh Company, Ltd.
8-13-1 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-8222 JAPAN

- Nikon Corporation.
Shinagawa Intercity Tower C, 2-15-3, Konan, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-6290 JAPAN

On the Road to Automatic Driving

This installment of our "Intersections" features self-driving cars. In Japan, a driverless vehicle currently being tested has reached one of the highest levels of autonomy, proving that self-driving technology isn't part of a distant future; it's just around the corner. Buckle up for a closer look at the next stage in the mobility world.

Automotive manufacturers and IT companies around the world are putting the development of self-driving technologies into full gear. Easy Ride is a mobility service being jointly developed by Nissan and DeNA using commercially available EVs. While DeNA is an IT company, it established a department dedicated to testing autonomous driving technologies several years back. Easy Ride's vehicle is outfitted with a radar device and several laser scanners and cameras that allow it to monitor its environment and make decisions on the go, resulting in a smooth ride. Although the car is still undergoing tests on a preset route, the AI is capable of determining the optimal route based on real-time traffic conditions. Nissan and DeNA hope to create a new transportation system with its mobility service that even children and the elderly can use on their own.

  • On the Road to Automatic Driving
  • On the Road to Automatic Driving
  • On the Road to Automatic Driving
  • On the Road to Automatic Driving
  • On the Road to Automatic Driving
  • On the Road to Automatic Driving
  • On the Road to Automatic Driving

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.

- Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
2 Takara-cho, Kanagawa-ku, Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture 220-8623 JAPAN

- DeNA Co., Ltd.
2-21-1 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-8510 JAPAN

Aerospace Technology Meets Traditional Pottery

Earthenware in Japan is mostly associated with traditional handcrafts, but in this "Special Report," we take a look at something that's a bit more high-tech: a classic cooking pot that's recently undergone some radical innovation from a precision machining company claiming to be able to shave any material except air!

Banko-yaki is a type of Japanese pottery that dates back to the 18th century. But Nakamura-Tech's latest creation, named "Best Pot," is a completely new take on the traditional banko-yaki cooking pot. It cooks without the need to add water, which is thanks to its unique double-walled bottom structure and its stainless steel lid that closes the pot hermetically. Nakamura-Tech specializes in precision parts for industries including aerospace manufacturing, working at micron levels of precision. Although they make parts for things like rockets, this was the first attempt in the company's 50-year history at processing pottery. To make the earthenware pot itself, Nakamura-Tech's president, Mr. Yamazoe, asked a high-school friend of his: banko-yaki craftsman Mr. Mizutani. The result of their friendship and collaboration is the successful combination of precision metal machining with traditional pottery.

  • Aerospace Technology Meets Traditional Pottery
  • Aerospace Technology Meets Traditional Pottery
  • Aerospace Technology Meets Traditional Pottery
  • Aerospace Technology Meets Traditional Pottery
  • Aerospace Technology Meets Traditional Pottery
  • Aerospace Technology Meets Traditional Pottery
  • Aerospace Technology Meets Traditional Pottery

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.

- Nakamura Seisakusho Co., Ltd.
1245 Hironaga-cho, Yokkaich City, Mie Prefecture 512-8061 JAPAN

- Mizutani Shoten.
3130-10 Nishisakabe-cho, Yokkaichi City, Mie Prefecture 512-0913 JAPAN

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