Anyone can become a professional farmer
What's a declining agriculture industry to do to bring in new farmers? A venture company called Seak is using technology and innovative selling methods to make farming exciting, and to invite a new generation onto Japan's fields.
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Fighting rust with science
From Buckingham Palace to greenhouses on Japanese farms, one little device can add decades to the lives of steel pipes, using electromagnetism to prevent the spread of corrosive red rust.
Making internet medical consultation easier
Ignoring symptoms, or going to a hospital? Surely there's a middle ground. And that's where new services come in, as online consultations give those who are hesitant to seek treatment the chance to make a more informed decision.
Local foods, national appeal
Sake-based salad dressing and udon noodle soup stock are just some of the specialties that companies are coming up with the help local foods gain a wider audience while still preserving what makes these items unique.
The live stream sales boom
Online "influencers" are changing how younger people in Japan shop, as fashion live streams serve as both entertainment and a chance for entrepreneurs to make their names on the market.
Getting kids to exercise in Vietnam
There is a looming obesity crisis in Vietnam, and one of the problems is the lack of proper physical education tools at schools. But the Japanese sporting goods maker Mizuno is there to help, creating new ways to get kids moving.
Brain training games that read the mind
New devices are letting us see how brain activity changes during tests and other activities, allowing researchers to tailor meditation techniques, productivity exercises, and even potentially help prevent dementia.