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SERIES Find Your Dream Career | Machining Center Operator – Learning Precision


あしたをつかめ 平成若者仕事図鑑 | マシニングセンタ・オペレーター [NHK]

|Length : 25min. |Year : 2010

For precision metal processing, a machine tool called a "machining center" is used to cut the metal. The machining center operator inputs data into the machine tool to produce the complex parts ordered. Deciding the most efficient operating procedure and choosing the appropriate cutting tools are also important. Kenta Awashima is in charge of producing various parts using the production machinery at the factory he works at. We follow Kenta as he makes parts requiring an expert accuracy to 1/100th of a milliliter.

SERIES Find Your Dream Career | Jewelry Designer – All That Glitters


あしたをつかめ 平成若者仕事図鑑 | ジュエリーデザイナー [NHK]

|Length : 25min. |Year : 2010

Manami Mori is a jewelry designer who has been working for an established jewelry company for two years. Creating an alluring product while paying close attention to price is her chance to showcase her skills. Gems or precious metals -- how will she choose her materials? How detailed should the craftsmanship be? This time she has received an order to "make a design creating an image of European travel." We follow her struggle to come up with that perfect design that will satisfy her demanding client.

SERIES Find Your Dream Career | Auto Body Repair & Paint Mechanic


あしたをつかめ 平成若者仕事図鑑 | 自動車板金塗装工 [NHK]

|Length : 25min. |Year : 2010

Bringing back cars that have been damaged in accidents and have lost their paint to their original condition is the work of auto body repair and paint specialists. Working under the guidance of a 30-year veteran, Tsubasa Nakashima spends each day learning these techniques. Today he has been ordered for the first time to repair by himself the smashed-in body of a car that ran into an electric utility pole. We'll find out if he can really repair the damage according to the customer's demands.

SERIES Find Your Dream Career | Game Graphic Designer – making Monsters Move!


あしたをつかめ 平成若者仕事図鑑 | 動け!モンスター ~ゲームグラフィックデザイナー~ [NHK]

|Length : 25min. |Year : 2009

From the characters to backgrounds and even menu screens, every type of screen used in games is the creation of the game graphic designer. A designer needs strong drawing skills and a good sense of design allowing him to put ideas into shape. The ability to complete a project in the timeframe agreed upon is also important. By following the work life of Daisuke Kusaka, who recently joined a mobile phone game company, this episode introduces the world of a game graphic designer.

SERIES Find Your Dream Career | Stylist – I’ll Find the Perfect Wardrobe


あしたをつかめ 平成若者仕事図鑑 | ぴったりな一着 探します ~スタイリスト~ [NHK]

|Length : 25min. |Year : 2009

Actors dressed to kill light up the screen and fashion models wearing the latest trends adorn magazine covers. But who makes them look their best? Stylists. Naoyuki Kotaniguchi works as a stylist in a studio of a big city. After two years in the business, he finally has a better understanding of the diversity of the job -- that it's not simply about choosing outfits but that communication with the models and concern for the shops that provide the outfits are also important aspects of the work. This episode takes a look at what makes the job of a stylist so appealing by following Kotaniguchi as he works on a big assignment.

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