Lithium-Ion Batteries / Dust Collectors for Tunnel Construction
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 lithium-ion batteries, a key part of smartphones, laptops and electric vehicles. In the second half: dust collectors for tunnel construction, which help keep workers safe at worksites around the world.
Yoshino Akira, Nobel Prize laureate for the development of lithium-ion batteries
Prototype of the first lithium-ion battery
Hamano Kazuhiro, lead of the factory that makes dust collectors for tunnel construction