Choosing Paths Less Traveled
Many locals living in rural Japan are surprised to find that foreign tourists are beginning to choose their little country towns as travel destinations. This episode features entrepreneurs that are using the charm and beauty of Japan's countryside to provide new experiences to travelers.

[In Focus: US Bank Failures Expose Risks in Financial Sector]
The stunning collapse of US banks in recent weeks has prompted debate about how to prevent such failures. Much of the blame has been directed to what was thought of as a safe bet ... government bonds.

[Global Trends: Conveyor Belt Sushi Turns a Corner]
Visitors to Japan and locals alike have long flocked to conveyor belt sushi restaurants for a fun and filling dining experience. But these are rapidly disappearing and we look into reasons.

Choosing Paths Less Traveled

An electric-assisted bicycle tour gives visitors the perfect way to experience Japan's natural beauty
Tourists visiting from Thailand enjoy relaxing on the deck of a renovated historical building that dates back to Japan's Edo period

Global Trends

This sushi shop is still running its conveyor belt, but there is nothing on it
More than 80% of customers at one sushi chain are ordering from the chef, either to avoid the risk of the coronavirus or to get the freshest fish