Japan Project X: Innovators Documentaries

Posted on September 24, 2006  Comments (2)

Project X is a popular Japanese TV documentary that examines historically successful companies and the engineers that made them successful – and more.

Japan in stew over recalls:

Perhaps only in Japan could a television series like Project X have become one of the most popular TV shows. No, it isn’t a science fiction thriller. It’s about product quality.

More specifically, it’s about a bunch of corporate engineers who invented the handheld calculators and ink-jet printers that helped turn this nation into an industrial powerhouse.

MIT Sloan Japan club on Project X

Searching on the web I see that Japanese embassies have made them available overseas but I can’t find them online. I did find this list of the episodes: Project X: Innovators. Maybe Japan will copy a recent move by the White House and post the videos online.

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2 Responses to “Japan Project X: Innovators Documentaries”

  1. Engineering Education Reality TV
    January 21st, 2007 @ 6:41 pm

    […] The show will feature two competing teams of high school students plucked from real life and follow their progress as they design, build, and test fun yet practical machines, such as an automatic pancake maker and a motorized wagon. […]

  2. CuriousCat: Inventor TV Shows
    June 6th, 2007 @ 9:48 pm

    I caught some of Everyday Edisons the other day, which looked promising (though I would prefer less fluff and more focus on the process of designing and marketing the products. American Inventor season two premiers tonight…

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