CNN ‘ON JAPAN’ DELVES INTO THE LATEST JAPANESE INNOVATIONS
October 20th, 2016
05:22 AM ET

CNN ‘ON JAPAN’ DELVES INTO THE LATEST JAPANESE INNOVATIONS

Japan is a country proud of its past with a reputation for looking to the future. A country known for its innovation and impeccable quality. Despite decades of battling deflation, a shrinking population, and more global competition than ever, how are Japanese innovators are stepping up to the plate? Join CNN’s Will Ripley, as he uncovers what is driving the country’s ambition - discovering how today’s technology can alter tomorrow’s reality.

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CNN INNOVATIVE CITIES: ASIAN METROPOLIS EMBRACE THE FUTURE
August 14th, 2016
10:22 PM ET

CNN INNOVATIVE CITIES: ASIAN METROPOLIS EMBRACE THE FUTURE

The pace of change across Asia’s cities is staggering, and with that growth comes new challenges, especially when it comes to laying the groundwork for a more liveable future. In this month’s half-hour program ‘Innovative Cities’, CNN  will feature five Asian cities that are using imaginative methods to break away from the past and move into a better tomorrow. From Seoul, to Singapore to Hong Kong, from Fukuoka, Japan to Kunming, China, innovative thinking is fuelling new development aimed squarely at revitalizing these cities and invigorating their residents. Despite their differences, the urban planners, architects, and entrepreneurs behind these projects share a common vision: to evolve the modern Asian metropolis beyond skyscrapers and showcases, and to place renewed focus on the hundreds of millions of people who call these cities home.

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DISCOVER JAPAN ON CNN IN AUGUST
#MyTokyo Instagrammer Yoshiro Ishii
August 5th, 2016
07:11 AM ET

DISCOVER JAPAN ON CNN IN AUGUST

Japan is an island nation with distinctive architecture, historical temples and shrines, and glitzy shopping hubs. The country has long been famed for its cuisine, unique pop culture, and cutting edge technology. While the news has been filled with stories about its economic struggle after the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake, the nation still remains the world’s third largest economy. And after the Olympic Games wraps up in Rio de Janeiro this year, all eyes around the world will turn to Japan against the backdrop of preparing the 2020 Summer Olympics.

This month, CNN focuses on Japan and gets unique perspectives from six bloggers, four Instagrammers, a Michelin-starred chef, a charismatic mayor, and an 88-year-old scientist-turned-inventor. CNN takes a special look at the country’s rich culture spanning travel, food, fashion, music, technology and urban invention.

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March 31st, 2016
06:38 AM ET

CNN STYLE LAUNCHES ON TV WITH SHEIKHA AL MAYASSA, TRACEY EMIN, RITA ORA AND LEWIS HAMILTON

GREY SUIT HIGH RES SMILE

CNN Style's Derek Blasberg

  • CNN’s new home for global stories about the worlds of art, design, fashion and luxury
  • Launches Saturday 9 April at 1330 BST / 1430 CET
  • Hosted by journalist and author Derek Blasberg

CNN Style is coming to TV screens – 15 years after the iconic Elsa Klensch was last on the network, and on the back of style being reimagined for the digital age in 2015 with the launch of CNN.com/style.

The first 30-minute monthly CNN Style show will air on CNN International from Saturday 9   April, fronted by journalist and author Derek Blasberg. FULL POST

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September 26th, 2012
06:07 AM ET

'MAKE, CREATE, INNOVATE' – A new technology strand on CNN International

*LAUNCHES 27 SEPTEMBER AT 1900 BST / 2000 CET WITHIN ‘QUEST MEANS BUSINESS’

A new science and technology series on CNN International, ‘Make, Create, Innovate’tells the stories behind the inventions and technological breakthroughs that re-shape our world – a celebration of human ingenuity and the inquisitive mind.

The series launches on Thursday, 27 September,as a fortnightly segment (every other Thursday) within ‘Quest Means Business’, CNN International’s prime time business show which airs at 1900 BST / 2000 CET.

Presented by Nick Glass and filmed on location, each episode of ‘Make, Create, Innovate’ showcases the pioneers who have revolutionised the field in which they work. Each segment explores the origin of their ‘eureka’ moment, whether the result of a happy coincidence or years of trial and error experimentation; it also reveals the key economic or social value of those inventions – a patented concept that has transformed an industrial sector or peoples’ lives.

Make, Create, Innovate’will include technologies in health, medicine, space exploration, meteorology, exploration, mobility (transport), architecture, agriculture, manufacturing, sport, telecommunications and energy.

Kicking off the series on Thursday 27 September, ‘Make, Create, Innovate’ focuses on ‘Li-Fi’, an Edinburgh-based story about the WiFi of the future, which uses light waves and could be the next generation of wireless communication.

Glass and Li-Fi inventor Haas in Edinburgh Castle

The lights in people’s homes, traffic lights or the light on a Smartphone could all provide access to the internet at broadband speed…‘Make, Create, Innovate’ meets Professor Harald Haas, the inventor behind this breakthrough, bringing his ‘light bulb’ moment to life.

The second episode, airing Thursday 11 October, comes from Budapest, and is the story about the inventor of the Rubik’s Cube, Erno Rubik.

Future episodes will include:

  • Pillcam – Israel innovation: the camera that can be swallowed to record images of the lower intestine
  • Sugru – UK innovation: the new ‘fix–it’ product: adhesive mouldable rubber
  • Mouldable Hearing Aids – Denmark innovation: the new custom fit, comfortable, hearing aids

Erno Rubik with his iconic invention

For more information, please contact:

Joel Brown
Senior Press Officer
CNN Europe, Middle East & Africa
Tel: + 44 20 7693 0967
joel.brown@turner.com
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Topics: CNN
September 21st, 2012
06:53 PM ET

Aung San Suu Kyi to Amanpour: "[sanctions] can’t really be lifted yet, but there can be a waiver. And I would very much support such a move..."

CNN's Christiane Amanpour interviewed Aung San Suu Kyi about her transition from years of official detention to becoming a political leader for the more democratic Burma.  Aung San Suu Kyi explains why she is still cautious about "reckless optimism" regarding economic reform in her country, comments on her children, her relationship with the current Burmese government, and discusses the remaining political prisoners in Burma.

The full transcript for this interview will be posted here.

Amanpour airs weekdays on CNN International at 3:00pm with a replay at 5:00pm Eastern in the U.S.   In Europe, Amanpour airs on CNN Internatioanl at 21:00 CET, with a replay at 23:00 CET.

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Sara Sidner reports from Syrian refugee camp in Jordan
September 11th, 2012
01:41 PM ET

Sara Sidner reports from Syrian refugee camp in Jordan

On Tuesday's Newsroom International, CNN international correspondent Sara Sidner reports from outside Mafraq, Jordan at the Zaatari Refugee Camp, where actress and U.N. Special Envoy Angelina Jolie met with Syrian refugees. Watch Sidner's report here.

CNN's coverage of Euro 2012
June 8th, 2012
01:37 PM ET

CNN's coverage of Euro 2012

The 2012 UEFA European Championship kicked off Friday, June 8 in Poland and Ukraine. CNN’s Becky Anderson and Pedro Pinto will lead CNN International’s coverage from Warsaw, Poland with CNN correspondent Phil Black reporting across the Ukraine.

On CNN.com users can participate in a live Euro 2012 blog here. This blog offers live commentary of all Euro 2012 matches, score updates, the best CNN video and images, plus a collection of tweets from CNN staff on the ground and closely following the year's biggest soccer tournament.

More details after the jump.
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CNN exclusive with Jack Nicklaus and Rory McIlroy
June 7th, 2012
10:38 AM ET

CNN exclusive with Jack Nicklaus and Rory McIlroy

CNN's Living Golf features an exclusive interview with Jack Nicklaus and Rory McIlroy, who is looking to defend his U.S. Open title next week at the Olympic Club in California. Nicklaus offers the world No. 2 advice, saying he needs better preparation ahead of the U.S. Open.

Watch the interview here.

Living Golf airs on CNN International Thursday, June 7 at 1230ET; Saturday, June 9 at 1700ET; and Sunday, June 10 at 1230ET. 

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World's Untold Stories: Secrets of the Belfast Project
May 25th, 2012
03:22 PM ET

World's Untold Stories: Secrets of the Belfast Project

CNN International’s award-winning documentary series, World’s Untold Stories, returns this weekend with a look at Northern Ireland, and the audio recordings at Boston College that might help solve a decades-old murder mystery. CNN’s senior international correspondent Nic Robertson travels to Boston and Belfast to report on this ongoing battle.

World’s Untold Stories: Secrets of the Belfast Project
In Northern Ireland, during the early 1970s, at the height of "The Troubles," a widowed mother with 10 children disappears. Now, 40 years later, witness accounts are surfacing in the form of audio recordings that were, until now, locked away in a college archive in the United States. The recordings – collected for the Boston College Oral History Archives – are from members of groups on both sides of the fighting. The tapes hold possible evidence that could threaten a delicate peace agreement – and the man credited with helping bring that peace to Northern Ireland, Gerry Adams. Adams, a prominent Irish politician and alleged former head of the Irish Republican Army, has vigorously denied the allegations. But many think the tapes could hold the key to solving the murder and more. World's Untold Stories: Secrets of the Belfast Project examines the ongoing battle between families, politicians, the courts, and academia - either seeking the truth - or seeking to protect it.

Here are two clips from the program:
Recordings reveal Belfast murder secrets
http://cnn.com/video/?/video/world/2012/05/24/robertson-wus-belfast-audio-tapes.cnn

Daughter hopes tapes at Boston College can solve her mother’s murder
http://cnn.com/video/?/video/world/2012/05/24/wus-ni-daughter-hopes.cnn

World’s Untold Stories: Secrets of the Belfast Projects airs on CNN International Saturday, May 26 at 1500ET and 2100ET, and Sunday, May 27 at 0600ET and 2200ET. It replays Saturday, June 2 at 2100ET and Sunday, June 3 at 0600ET. (60 minutes)

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