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Tokyo Motorcycle Show

Akira Daniel Duncan is "On Site," and ready to ride at the Tokyo Motorcycle Show, hosting manufacturers from around the world. Every year, the home team is out in force to show off their latest creations, whether they're for sport, pleasure, or the daily commute. If you're a bike lover, then this is pretty much heaven on two-wheels!

Tokyo Motorcycle Show

Schedule: Mar. 24 - 26, 2017
Location: Tokyo Big Sight

As in many developed countries, motorcycle production in Japan is on a downward trend. But as their technology and experience continue to grow, Japanese makers are still contributing to the evolution of this form of transport that's both fun and functional. Widely seen as world leaders - from race bikes to commuters - they do it all. And their spiritual home is the Tokyo Motorcycle Show. One of the country's largest motorcycle industry events, it features both domestic and foreign bike manufacturers, as well as an international assortment of parts and accessories makers. Highlights from this year’s coverage include small urban scooters, classically styled cruisers, sports models, and true racing models from Japans "Big Four," the latest in a winning line of all-electric super bikes, electrically heated undergarments, and a handlebar-mounted controller for your smartphone or tablet PC.

  • Tokyo Motorcycle Show
  • Tokyo Motorcycle Show
  • Tokyo Motorcycle Show
  • Tokyo Motorcycle Show
  • Tokyo Motorcycle Show
  • Tokyo Motorcycle Show
  • Tokyo Motorcycle Show
  • Tokyo Motorcycle 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.

- Honda Motorcycle Japan Co., Ltd.
6-36-2 Akabane-nishi, Kita City, Tokyo 115-0055 JAPAN

- Suzuki Motor Corporation.
4935 Komaba, Iwata City, Shizuoka Prefecture 438-0233 JAPAN

- Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.
2500 Shingai, Iwata City, Shizuoka Prefecture 438-0025 JAPAN

- Kawasaki Motors Corporation Japan.
1-1 Kawasaki-cho, Akashi City, Hyogo Prefecture 673-8666 JAPAN

- Liberta Co., Ltd.
26-1 Sakuragaoka, Shibuya City, Tokyo 150-8512 JAPAN

- Y'S Gear Co., Ltd.
1103 Nippashi-cho, Minami-ku, Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture 432-8058 JAPAN

From White Collar to Green Thumb

Urban gardening is an increasingly popular pastime, but it can be hard to know where to start, or even to find enough space. However, a Japanese property management firm has come up with a very novel solution: using unoccupied spaces to help out aspiring green thumbs. Get all the info in this grow-it-yourself edition of "+Style."

From White Collar to Green Thumb

In the downtown business district, people are returning home from work. The bright lights of this shop which is called "Tanabatake Suku-Suku" attract people to come and admire the shelves of plants. And inside is a businessman proudly harvesting the watercress. The creation of a property management firm looking to make the most of unused spaces, it allows users - many of whom work nearby - to raise their own produce. They have about 60 shelves on which they rent out space to plant and grow vegetables. In the process of planting and harvesting, renters only have four key tasks to perform. Daily care, like watering, is done by the shop staff. They use the same liquid fertilizer found at large hydroponic farms, and no pesticides. The lights are turned off at night, and temperature is maintained at 23 degrees Celsius. Most vegetables are ready about five weeks after planting. Enjoy the harvest!

  • From White Collar to Green Thumb
  • From White Collar to Green Thumb
  • From White Collar to Green Thumb
  • From White Collar to Green Thumb
  • From White Collar to Green Thumb
  • From White Collar to Green Thumb
  • From White Collar to Green Thumb
  • From White Collar to Green Thumb

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.

- Kajima Tatemono Sogo Kanri Co., Ltd.
2-1 Ichigayahonmuracho, Shinjuku City, Tokyo 162-0845 JAPAN

Play with a Bot from the Future

"Izmojuki" is a heavy machinery company born from the mind of a designer with a talent for sci-fi robots. While some companies are striving to create humanoid designs, they've shed that idea in favor of a simpler approach. But as you'll see in this week's "Special Report," they're actually made for fun rather than function.

First conceptualized in the year 2000, the Probe 20WT by Izmojuki is a model of robot machinery working in the cities of tomorrow. To be more precise, Izmojuki is a fictitious machinery company, the product of the imagination of Mr. Junji Okubo, a designer with a particular talent for amazing anime-style "mechs." In a collaboration with model maker 1000toys and a crowd funding service, Okubo has been working on the development of a 1/12-scale model of the Probe 20WT, and has successfully built some amazing prototypes. He hopes that the people who buy these designer toys will enjoy picturing them in all kinds of urban settings like he did. What's more, a fashion designer has already created clothes in the style of the imaginary manufacturer. Who knows what original and exciting ideas Okubo's futuristic imagination will create or inspire in the years to come!

  • Play with a Bot from the Future
  • Play with a Bot from the Future
  • Play with a Bot from the Future
  • Play with a Bot from the Future
  • Play with a Bot from the Future
  • Play with a Bot from the Future
  • Play with a Bot from the Future
  • Play with a Bot from the Future

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.

- 1000 toys Inc.
2F Aizumi Ueno Build, 1-18-10 Ueno, Taito City, Tokyo 11-0005 JAPAN

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