In Japan, the routes that food products take from farm to kitchen are complicated and lead to high distribution costs and large amounts of food loss. One Japanese company has decided to help connect farmers and restaurants as well as to use data to help improve distribution methods. Another business is working on a better way to take Japan's most popular foods abroad by streamlining the export process. In this episode, we will examine how such companies are starting to change the way food distribution is being done in Japan.
Indonesia is known for its famous beach resorts in Bali, which draw tourists from all over the world. But can this success be replicated in other parts of the country? That's what the government is going to find out, with its bold "10 new Balis" plan. We look at the challenges officials face.