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FABEX

Japanese food is serious business, and the World Food and Beverage Great Expo is one of the industry's main events, featuring the latest in ingredients and equipment from Japan and around the globe. In this "On Site" report, join reporter Tomoko Hayakawa for a look at the newest products and ideas in this most delectable of industries.

FABEX

Schedule: Apr. 12 - 14, 2017
Location: Tokyo Big Sight

For the food business in Japan, this is the place to sample the latest ideas and see the newest professional-grade equipment. If you're into Japanese food, then you're sure to have a delicious time at this venerable event! Now in its 20th year, a huge crowd of visitors - many of whom were in the restaurant business themselves - dropped in over its three-day run. We start off with the best part, the food! But we also look at some useful new gear, as well as trends in eating out and ready-made meals. Highlights from our coverage include low-calorie high-fiber treats made from agar and konnyaku jelly, premium soy cheeses, delectable new ways to enjoy coriander, healthy whole grains that take ordinary rice to a whole new level, super tasty vegetable paste, bento boxes with steam heat, a new water saving idea for the kitchen sink, and some exciting and attractive ways to brew your green tea.

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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.

- Ina Food Industry Co., Ltd.
Nishiharuchika, Ina City, Nagano Prefecture 399-4431 JAPAN

- Fuji Oil Co., Ltd.
1 Sumiyoshi-cho, Izumisano City, Osaka Prefecture 598-8540 JAPAN

- S&B Foods Inc.
18-6 Nihombashikabutocho, Chuo City, Tokyo 103-0026 JAPAN

- Oriental Yeast Co., Ltd.
3-6-10 Azusawa, Itabashi City, Tokyo 174-8505 JAPAN

- Inoue Tengyokudo Co., Ltd.
107 Toge, Gose City, Nara Prefecture 639-2251 JAPAN

- Yoshizawa Corporation.
665 Kubota, Yoshimimachi, Hikigun, Saitama Prefecture 355-0137 JAPAN

- DG SALES Co., Ltd.
Seihou Building 6F, 2-21-3, Higashiueno, Taito City, Tokyo 110-0015 JAPAN

- HARIO Co., Ltd.
9-3 Nihombashitomizawa-cho, Chuo City, Tokyo 103-0006 JAPAN

A Printable Flashlight

In our "Gadgets" segment this week, we feature a unique method for creating electronic circuits developed by a small Tokyo start-up company that may well revolutionize the way that electronic devices get made. Using a unique approach to the development process, they came up with a bright idea to showcase their new technique.

A Printable Flashlight

AgIC is a startup company that was founded just three years ago at the University of Tokyo. Their development of cutting-edge electronic circuit productions technologies is getting them noticed by the electronics industry and even automakers. Shinya Shimizu, the company's CEO, had the bright idea for a process that uses a special ink and an inkjet printer to apply circuit paths, rather than the standard production process. In order to show off this new development, they developed the Paper Torch, a sheet pf paper that lights up when rolled into a tube. It has LEDs and a battery directly attached to its surface, and the tighter you roll it up, the brighter it gets. Both stylish and innovative, this unique product is just the beginning. Their design for a flexible circuit board has serious potential, and they even make a DIY kit to let you make your own creations using a refillable home-use inkjet printer.

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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.

- AgIC Co., Ltd.
Hightech Hongo Building 1F, Hongo, Bunkyo City, Tokyo 113-0033 JAPAN

Homemade Aroma Water

You've probably used beakers and flasks in the science lab at school. But did you know that such glassware is now popular for interior decoration? And there's even a new product: a set of glass instruments right out of a research lab that lets you create your very own aroma water at home. Check it out in this installment of "+Style."

Rikashitsu is an interior shop with a difference. Many of the items they sell were originally meant to be used in the lab, rather than at home. In particular, they carry glassware like beakers and flasks which are increasingly popular thanks to their unique science-chic aesthetic. One of the latest additions to their collection is a product called Rikaroma by glassware maker, Sekiyarika. While it would look very much at home in a chemistry class, it's been specially designed to extract essential oils from plants and flowers in order to make aroma water. It requires an induction heating element or cooktop, which - in addition to being safer - ensures consistent quality of the final product. In a process involving steam and ice, extraction takes about 40 minutes, and yields 200ml of aroma water. Easily portable, the set is popular with instructors who hold their workshops in multiple locations.

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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.

- Sekiyarika Co., Ltd.
Sekiya Muromachi Building, 4-3-5 Nihonbashi Muromachi, Chuo City, Tokyo 103-0022 JAPAN

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