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あしたをつかめ 平成若者仕事図鑑 [NHK]

With the development of the economy, various jobs requiring specialized skills are increasing. As a job guide for high school and university students soon entering the workforce, this series introduces young, inexperienced professionals working in a variety of fields, with information on their backgrounds and on the work they are engaged in.

SERIES Tree Doctors – Listen to the Voices of Trees


あしたをつかめ 平成若者仕事図鑑 | 樹木医 [NHK]

|Length : 25min. |Year : 2010

Tree doctors administer to the trees along streets, in parks, and elsewhere. Mizuho Maeyama works for a "green" company and received her qualifications as a tree doctor less than six months ago. Accompanying a veteran tree doctor, she learns the real "ABCs" of treating ailing trees. Finally, the time comes for her to diagnose and treat trees in a park by herself. Following her first steps, we will find out if she can save a sick tree.

SERIES Food Model Craftsman – “Make It Look Delicious!”


あしたをつかめ 平成若者仕事図鑑 | 食品サンプル職人 [NHK]

|Length : 25min. |Year : 2010

Plastic food models that look just like the real thing are vital for restaurants in Japan. The job of a food model craftsman is to make plastic look delicious. In his third year in this career, Tomohiro Masumoto has been responsible for pouring the liquid plastic into molds and "baking" them in the oven. This time he will challenge for the first time the task of "spray-painting" the food replicas. We follow the struggles this young craftsman faces in acquiring this new technique.

SERIES 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 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 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 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 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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