I surfed into a video about why Japanese trains are so punctual and discovered a multi-part series aired on Discovery Channel Asia titled “Super Japan”. I have watched the first 3 episodes of the very interesting (and short) 5 part series and thought I’d share it. Episode one has Japanese anime has inspired a unique invention, episode two follows the Ramen Magician as he prepares to represent Japan in Singapore and episode 3 (my favourite and by far the most popular) offers a peek into the training and mindset of a Japanese train operator.
There are no shortage of train related posts on my blog over the years. Most most recently posted Shinkansen Gallery has been frequently visited, my documented romantic experience “with” the Narita Express was fun to write and I still have my JR Yamanote Line melody keychains!
SUPER JAPAN – five documentaries by the winners of Discovery Channel’s First Time Filmmakers (FTFM) Japan – celebrates the evolvement of Japan into the global powerhouse it is today. From an ancient culture to ingenious modern technologies, and local favourites to global phenomena, the programmes showcase Japan through some of its most notable progressions, obsessions, and achievements.
FTFM Japan is a partnership between Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific and the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, Japan (MIC). The project is designed to help develop the documentary storytelling skills of Japanese filmmakers and provide a platform to showcase their talent, while bringing the world these insightful stories that reveal what makes contemporary Japan tick. – Discovery Channel Asia
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