CNN and Asahi Kasei Inspire The Future of Innovation Through Long-standing Partnership

HONG KONG, Nov. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Asahi Kasei Corporation has extended its partnership with CNN International Commercial (CNNIC) for the fourth consecutive year to be associated with the return of highly popular program "On Japan". In this year's 'On Japan' theme week, CNN explores how the country is looking to mother Earth for its latest innovations. The show features science and engineering innovations, ranging from farming to automobiles.

CNN & Asahi Kasei
CNN & Asahi Kasei

'On Japan' is produced by CNN Vision, the company's original programming division, and will air on CNN International from November 13. It will include five segments, a 30-minute special programme, as well as high impact digital elements -- all sponsored by Asahi Kasei. In addition, the multi-platform campaign includes a 60-second TV commercial focused on storytelling around Asahi Kasei's automotive business and airing on CNN feeds in EMEA, ASIA and North America. The advertising solutions are produced by Create, CNNIC's award winning in-house brand studio, and utilise data targeting from CNN AIM (Audience Insight Measurement) to ensure the campaign increases Asahi Kasei's brand awareness among CNN's affluent audience of business-decision makers, top managers and curious, tech-savvy consumers.

Sunita Rajan, Senior Vice President, Advertising Sales, Asia Pacific, CNN International Commercial, said: "This year's 'On Japan' will showcase how strategic multi-platform sponsored content can perfectly align with traditional TV-advertising and sponsorship for maximum impact. This opportunity is supercharged by our advanced data focus from CNN AIM, which provides deeper targeting and reporting opportunities beyond click-throughs. Through this initiative, we plan to further engage with our audience while taking our successful relationship with Asahi Kasei to another level."

Terumi Kusukami, General Manager, Corporate Communications, Asahi Kasei, said: "With a legacy of over 95 years, Asahi Kasei is dedicated to creating products that are environmentally friendly and strive to open new possibilities for the future. Through this long-standing partnership with CNN, we hope to throw light on sustainable initiatives that drive a positive transformation across communities. CNN has been partnering us in thought, action and vision, and sponsoring 'On Japan' is an extension of this."

'On Japan' is part of CNN's yearlong Japan Now initiative, which covers various topics from Japan this year to explore the nation's culture, technology, food and innovation in the run-up to the 2020 Olympic games.

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About CNN International Commercial

CNN International Commercial (CNNIC) is the division of Turner International responsible for the business operations of CNN's properties outside of the United States. All the commercial activities for brands such as CNN International, CNN en Español, CNN Arabic, CNN Style, CNNMoney and Great Big Story are aligned within the division. This encompasses the marketing, advertising sales, sponsorship partnerships, commercial content development, content sales, brand licensing, distribution and out-of-home operations for the world's leading international news provider. CNNIC is a recognised industry leader in international advertising sales and its use of award-winning commercial content, produced through its Create unit and driven by its advanced data usage and digital capabilities, has resulted in strong and enduring partnerships with many of the world's most recognised brands. Its Content Sales and Licensing unit has relationships with more than 1000 affiliates ranging from licensing the CNN brand through to content supply contracts as well as offering consultancy services. CNNIC has offices across the world, with key hubs in London, Hong Kong and Miami. For more information visit

About Asahi Kasei

The Asahi Kasei Group is a diversified group of companies led by Asahi Kasei Corp., with operations in the Material, Homes, and Health Care business sectors. From its roots in chemistry, the Material sector encompasses fibers & textiles, petrochemicals, performance polymers, performance materials, consumables, battery separators, and electronic devices. The Homes sector provides housing and construction materials to the Japanese market. The Health Care sector includes pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and acute critical care devices and systems. With more than 30,000 employees around the world, the Asahi Kasei Group serves customers in more than 100 countries. Asahi Kasei is "Creating for Tomorrow" with all operations sharing a common mission of contributing to life and living for people around the world. For more information, visit

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