Touch!eco 2008 Ashita no Tameni.. 55 no Chousen? Special

8 06 2008

Touch!eco 2008 明日のために。。。55の挑戦?スペシャル

It’s really touching to see the effort Japanese put into “saving the Earth”.

I woke up at about 10am, so I didn’t manage to watch from the beginning of this show. It started from 7am Singapore time, which is 8am in Japan time. It lasted 13 hours, very tiring for all the hosts and artistes!

So the first outdoor challenge I managed to see was Maru’s. His was about solar power panel. Impressive, it can burn anything, lol~

The program had lots of challenges [hence the name] and one of them was planting 2000 small plants on this hill in 神奈川,泰野市。 [Kanagawa, Hadano] Sugoi~ The plant sensei is 80 years old but he really doesn’t look that old!

[Suba+Yasu] A substance in natto: Deserts can have greenery in the future~!

[Hina+Tacchon] A substance from orange skin: Styrofoam has been melted and become recycle-able!

[Yoko] Oil from cashew nuts: Reduce half the methane in a cow’s breath!

[Tacchon] On a bike, Tacchon collected 500 litres of used oil from several places in Japan!

A couple of hosts went to a kindergarten and tried to cleanse water. But in the end, the homemade method didn’t manage to produce drinkable water, because there are still a lot of organism in it. [I think~] Next, they made their own charcoal, their own stoves and then cooked a nice meal for the kids. They’re so kawaii when making all these~!!

Another team of hosts cleaned up Mount Fuji~ A lot of trash!!

Several interviews with actors and actresses revealed how they save the Earth at home. Like, if your lamp has 2 bulbs, remove one because one is enough. Unplug the plugs when the applications are not in use. Don’t chuck your leftover tea leaves, invent new dishes! Etc, etc~~~~

An actress climbed the Himalayans and visited the place. It is said that as time goes by, water accumulated and one day, some day, it will overflow and by 46minutes, everyone living on the mountain will probably die. As she talked about her experience, she cried. T_T Something has to be done to prevent that from happening!

A singer visited a place [I missed that part..] where the Japanese set up a fishing training school. The people there learn the Japanese language and how they fish for a living. She taught them how to sing a very nice song and she was also touched to the point of almost crying. They recorded them singing and played it during the LIVE performance when she sang it. It’s like a choir behind her, very nice song~~!

Two comedians [I think] were thrown in the forest for 3 days 2 nights. They lived in such a way that will greatly reduce the release of CO2 into the air. And they were very successful! I’m very impressed, lol~

Mino-san also went to visit a brewery. The extras [waste, no use to the brewery] from the brewing process were made into cement [plus sand of course] and then it is made into a sort of concrete container and then being left under the sea. Octopus eggs can be seen inside these containers. It seems that these are good for producing good quality octopus, lol~ The farmers made sashimi for Mino-san and he said it’s very sweet~

They also stored energy in batteries by running, cycling on the “exercise bicycle”, and winding a box by hand thingy [it’s like a jack-in-the-box, just, no “jack”, lol] They managed to charge 14 batteries [running and hand movement] and 2008wh by cycling! Sugoi~!!

The regular batteries in Kanjani8’s microphones were replaced by these “eco batteries” and the 7 lightbulbs on stage for each member were powered by the cycling folks! [HG was cycling too, lol~] That’s the “eco concert”~! Kanjani8 sang a new song for this event — “Fuka-fuka Love the Earth” which can be loosely translated into — “Deeply Loving the Earth” [That’s what I’m guessing anyway, lol..] It’s a very nice song and it’s LIVE! I love seeing them playing music instruments!

They also talked about the most important issue at the end of the program: Fuel. Firstly, people used whale oil to have oil lamp in the house, but because of the large amount of hunting, whales amount dwindled. Later, people discovered steam and hence steamboats [Titanic], steamcars were born, but it caused major pollution problems. Even later, fuel was discovered. And so we have what we have today.

That’s all I remember~~~ ^_^ Let’s be eco and save the Earth! ♥



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