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May 16, Wed.

Special Report: Shoes Fresh from the Oven

We visit a company in western Japan that has decided to take the more challenging approach of making its shoes by hand.

We take a look at a surprisingly affordable and stylish sneaker with a hand-made warmth that can't be copied on an assembly line.
We visit the factory where it is made and check out the techniques used for creating the line called "Shoes Like Pottery".




On Site: FINETECH JAPAN 2012

In just a few years, smart phones have become ubiquitous, and their widespread adoption has fueled many advances in touch screen technology.
We visit a trade show to check out the latest in the world of flat screens and touch-sensitive displays.

Schedule: April 11-13
Location: Tokyo Big Sight

FINETECH JAPAN is the World's Largest FPD Tradeshow, showcasing the latest displays, touch panels, components, materials, and manufacturing and inspection devices all in one event gathering touch panel manufacturers from a wide range of industries from all over the world.




+Style: Art Right at Your Fingertips

Here is a unique gadget called a "finger brush" and just as the name implies, it's a brush that fits onto your fingertip.

In Japan's ancient capital Nara, a 200-year-old ink manufacturer has created a new unique sort of brush.

We find out how and why it was developed.



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.


On Site : FINETECH JAPAN 2012
- Toray Industries, Inc.
http://www.toray.jp/films/en/index.html
Films Division  +81-3-3245-5564

- RIKEN TECHNOS CORPORATION
http://www.rikentechnos.co.jp/e/index.html
Film Division  +81-3-3663-8220

- NODA SCREEN CO., LTD.
http://www.nodascreen.co.jp/index.html  (in Japanese Only)
Chemical Products Division  +81-568-79-0222

- EIT CO., LTD.
http://www.e-it.co.jp/company/english-info.html
Sales Group +81-3-6820-0777

- MICRO TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
http://www.microtc.com/index_eng.html
Sales Department  +81-3-3469-1133

- Touch Panel Laboratories Co., Ltd.
http://www.touchpanel.co.jp/index-e.html
Sales Group  +81-42-649-7651

- SiliconSign Japan, LLC.
http://www.silicon-sign.com
Sales Group  +81-45-475-1858

- KOKEN LTD.
http://www.koken-ltd.co.jp/english/top.htm
Sales Group  +81-3-5276-1932


+Style : Art Right at Your Fingertips
- BOKUUNDO CO., LTD.
http://www.yubifude.com/english/
Sales Group  +81-742-43-0600


Special Report : Shoes Fresh from the Oven
- MOONSTAR Co., Ltd.
http://www.shoeslikepottery.com/
Customer Service  +81-3-5520-9233