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This edition: Exploring Aichi, Japan

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Episode Details

First aired: April 21, 2016.

In the Japanese prefecture of Aichi, Dennis Wholey explores a variety of locations and topics which display various facets of the prefecture but also communicate the many unique traits that compose Japanese culture. Dennis speaks to a wide array of interviewees about everything from traditional tea and miso making, to the cutting-edge technology of Toyota's fuel-cell vehicle the Mirai. Additional interviews find Dennis in Nagoya City at the historic Nagoya Castle and also in the famed Noritake factory to see how the company has become one of the world's premiere makers of fine china. All of these interviews communicate whether you are in Tokyo, Hokkaido or Aichi you can never lose site of Japan’s innovative spirit, its sense of history, tradition and dedication to craftsmanship and beauty.