Kendama has risen in popularity around the world to exceed its origins as a traditional toy. Its popularity has spread from Japan to America, Europe, and Asia, with Kendama competitions hosted all over the globe. Watch performances from foreign players who outshine even Japanese players. The Kendama World Cup has been hosted yearly in Hatsukaichi City in Hiroshima Prefecture since 2014. It offers its audience the opportunity to witness the clash of superior techniques from the world's top players. In a special show in 2019, a famous teen actor, Fuku Suzuki explained the excitement of the competition. With Hatsukaichi City as its headquarters, the Kendama Movement aims to reach even more audiences.
We follow the story of one boy doing his best in the field of cheerleading, a competitive sport with a strong feminine image, and one boy trying his hardest to keep up. Out of a group of 35, he is the only male student. He says "At first, it was really hard..." so why did he join the cheer team? What was it that drew him in? Get a close look at the relationship he has with his friends and watch Setouchi High School's cheerleading team at Nationals! Will they bring their A game?
Children call him “PONY Teacher”!!
His name is Junichiro Okawa, who is an elementary school teacher in Tottori city. He started Equestrian when he was in university. Since then, he has been devoting himself to hold activities letting children interact with pony at his workplace.
We can say, he spends most of his life being with pony. However, few years ago, he was diagnosed with an intractable disease. Never give in to my disease! Fighting against progressing disease, he aims to participate in Equestrian in The Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. With his partner pony, they get each other and try to achieve their dream.
This is a documentary featuring young karate practitioners who compete in the So-Kyokushin World Championship.
Kyokushin Karate is known as the strongest style of karate.
Its founder, the late Mr. Masutatsu Oyama who was called “The Godhand”, spread karate throughout the world.
Presently, more than five hundred World So-Kyokushin dojos(training places) both inside and outside of Japan are members of the International Karate Organization Kyokushinkaikan. These karate practitioners constantly try to improve their skills through hard work and dedication.
The first So-Kyokushin World Karate Championship was held in Shizuoka City, Japan on October 22nd and 23rd of 2016.
This documentary features up-and-coming young karateka(practitioners of karate) who aim to become champion during this tournament in which some of the best karate practitioners participate. Their training rituals and daily lives are also revealed throughout the program.
It introduces their dreams as well as their karate matches as it shows the importance of “developing mental toughness”, which is the essence of Kyokushin Karate.
Corporate and organization leaders are said to be loners.
They also seem to be unapproachable.
However, we want to know more about them, about goals they set, and how they tackle difficult decisions.
“The Leader” features a leader each time, and the documentary reveals a side of them never seen in public. Topics are not limited to their confidence and pride. They talk about skills needed in leading an organization, how they maintain their health, their hobbies, what they read, their thoughts on child rearing, nostalgic locations, turning points in their lives, the follies of youth, and things they love with all their heart.
By closely covering the daily lives and activities of the "passionate people," this 25-minute documentary depicts the charm and real self of an athlete, a performer, a musician, a scholar and many other who are active in the front lines.
Marie Kondo, Organizing Consultant
Author of the best-selling series that has sold over three million copies! What is the essence of the “KonMari Method” that captivates people across the world?
The “Shimanami Kaido” expressway connects Onomichi City in Hiroshima Prefecture with Imabari City in Ehime Prefecture. This seafaring road bridges islands together and is famous worldwide as a premier route for cycling! In this program, an actress Haruhi Ryoga and other TV performers will report on its most recent cycling event, the “Grand Tour Setouchi 2019”, and discover some “Instagrammable” spots and cuisine along the Shimanami Kaido.
We got up close with the athletes who pour their hearts into triathlons.
Ironman participants' journeys across the sea begin at Itsukushima Shrine, the symbol of the World Heritage Site Miyajima Island. The challenge of the Chugoku Mountains awaits them. The athletes must pedal their way up a total of 850 meters. The Miyajima International Power Triathlon cuts a 77.5 kilometer course through Hatsukaichi City, and is to be completed by swimming, biking, and running. All participants, each with their own personal goals, have their eyes fixed firmly on the finish line.