The fascinating stories and secrets behind hit Japanese products, plus parts and machines that boast the top share of niche markets. In the first half: the story behind canned bread developed by a Japanese bakery in 1996 which doesn't go stale easily and has a long shelf-life. In the second half: a machine that makes Dorayaki, a Japanese sweet with red bean paste sandwiched by pancakes. We introduce this unique machine that's also being used to make other sandwich pancakes around the world.
Akimoto Yoshihiko, developer of the canned bread
The bread inside the can remains soft for a long time
Pancake-making regional variation of the Dorayaki machine