NewsPicks to Stream Economic News Programme “LivePicks” on ANA International Flights


NewsPicks Inc., a group company of Uzabase Inc., will start to stream its economic news programme "LivePicks" on international flights with All Nippon Airways (ANA) from 1 January 2018.

LivePicks is an economic news programme designed for smartphone users. Collaborating with Fuji Television’s news media “Houdoukyoku” (literally “news bureau”), LivePicks was first launched through the NewsPicks app in July 2017. With the participation of well-known businesspeople from a variety of sectors in Japan, such as Mr. Yoichi Ochiai, LivePicks delivers the news content that could not be found on any other platforms.

In order for a wider range of businesspeople to enjoy LivePicks, we will start to provide archived LivePicks shows on a monthly basis through the in-flight entertainment system on ANA’s international flights (excluding code sharing flights). With this service, we aim for travellers to experience the LivePicks shows as though they were reading a business book or magazine.

Going forward, we will continue striving to expand the content coverage to include NewsPicks Academia events and seminars, amongst other video content, in addition to LivePicks, thereby creating and providing an opportunity for businesspeople to further broaden their horizons and enrich their professional knowledge.


<Details for ANA In-Flight Streaming of LivePicks>

- Start date: 1 January 2018–31 March 2018
- Content: LivePicks shows that have been broadcast; 1–2 programmes per month (planned)
- Flights: All international flights operated by ANA (excluding code sharing flights)

*Note: The number of programmes to be provided per month may be changed, and there might be occasions where the streaming service is temporarily stopped without prior notice.


<Programme Line-Up for January 2018>

“Is Your English Alright? What Is Refined English?”

Based on the book The Class of English written by Kazuoki Ōno, a Japanese international journalist who has reported on a number of global events ahead of his peers, you will learn what “refined English” is to arm yourself for global competition in future.

(Guest: Kazuoki Ōno; Host: Chiyo Abe, NewsPicks editor Takafumi Nomura)


“10 Qualities and 6 Efforts You Need to Become a CEO at the Age of 40”

Welcoming Etsuko Okajima, the godmother of the venture world, a professional in training leaders, and the CEO of ProNova Inc., you will learn the necessary qualities and methods for becoming a leader from her book I Became a CEO on the Day I Turned Forty

(Guest: Etsuko Okajima; Host: Chiyo Abe, NewsPicks editor-in-chief Norihiko Sasaki)


About NewsPicks (Japanese Edition)


Launched in September 2013, NewsPicks is an economic news platform equipped with social networking functions. In addition to articles from 90 foreign and domestic media outlets, such as The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times, the service also delivers original articles by the NewsPicks editorial staff. NewsPicks users can check comments by prominent figures and experts from a variety of industries, thereby gaining an understanding of news from various perspectives.

With the NewsPicks Premium Service (JPY 1,500/month; JPY 1,400/month for the iOS version), users can access NewsPicks original content and read carefully selected articles from the world’s top media sources, such as The Wall Street Journal. In addition, NewsPicks also offers the NewsPicks Academia subscription (JPY 5,000/month), which enables users to participate in special lectures by well-known industry professionals and delivers NewsPicks Books each month.


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About Uzabase Inc. and NewsPicks Inc.


Company Name: NewsPicks Inc.
Date of Establishment: 1 April 2015
Representative: Chief Executive Officer Yusuke Inagaki
Address: 10F, Ebisu First Square, 1-18-14 Ebisu, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0013

Company Name: Uzabase, Inc.
Date of Establishment: 1 April 2008
Representatives: Co-Chief Executive Officers Yusuke Inagaki, Yusuke Umeda
Securities Code: 3966 (TSE Mothers)
Registered Capital: JPY 1,321 million (as of end-September 2017)
Address: 10F, Ebisu First Square, 1-18-14 Ebisu, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0013


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