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ESA: Earth from Space: Japan

Sentinel-3A captured part of Japan on 12 May in this false-colour image. Sitting on a volcanic zone in the Pacific Ring of Fire, Japan is prone to earthquakes – like the one felt earlier this week. In 2011 the Tōhoku earthquake and subsequent tsunami caused widespread damage and claimed over 15 000 lives. In this …

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TED: The beauty of what we’ll never know | Pico Iyer

Almost 30 years ago, Pico Iyer took a trip to Japan, fell in love with the country and moved there. A keen observer of the human spirit, Iyer professes that he now feels he knows far less about Japan — or, indeed, about anything — than he thought he knew three decades ago. In this …

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BBC: Wild Japan | Old Woman Is Master Sea Snake Catcher

Duncan Parker, camera assistant. After meeting 72-year old Setsuko and Yoko I looked forward to seeing how they would go about catching one of the world’s most venomous snakes. Sea snakes are supposedly very docile and have very small mouths so can only bite you between your hands and feet. However if you do get …

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The British Museum : Kakiemon: a history of making Japanese porcelain

2016 marks the 400th anniversary of porcelain production in Japan. It is said to have started in 1616 in Arita, a town on the southern island of Kyushu near Nagasaki. One of the major styles of porcelain from Arita is known as Kakiemon. The Kakiemon style dates back to the 1670s and was made for …

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History Buffs: The Last Samurai

History Buffs takes a look at the 2004 movie The Last Samurai . Capt. Nathan Algren (Tom Cruise) is an American military officer hired by the Emperor of Japan to train the country’s first army in the art of modern warfare. As the government attempts to eradicate the ancient Samurai warrior class in preparation for …

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Bill Wurtz: History of Japan

The history of Japan explained in a fun and much illustrative manner in this video by Bill Wurtz.  

TokyoStreetView – Japan The Beautiful: Japanese Snow Monkeys of Jigokudan

Jigokudani Yaen-koen, known for its many onsen (hot spring baths), is located in the Yokoyu valley of Nagano prefecture. Like the humans that come to bathe, there is a large population of Japanese Macaques (“snow monkeys”) that also bathe in the hot springs.  

TSV: Tokyo Shinjuku by Night | Ultra HD

One of Tokyo’s most popular areas, Shinjuku only truly reveals itself at night. Dirty, noisy and somehow vulgar, Shinjuku at night is nonetheless one of the most interesting places to visit in Tokyo. Shinjuku is divided into different smaller areas that are not always welcoming to cameras at night, and for good reason. Among these …

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egawauemon: Drone Footage of Amazing Islands in Kagoshima, Japan 4K (Ultra HD)

YouTube user egawauemon is known for beautiful, hi-definition videos of Japan, and this latest video is no exception. About shooting location… Yakushima Island 屋久島 / Yoron Island 与論島 / Tanegashima Island 種子島 / Koshiki Island 甑島 / Amami Island 奄美大島 / Kakeroma Island 加計呂麻島 Kagoshima, Japan.  

BBC: Nara Deer visit the temple – Japan: Earth’s Enchanted Islands

These sacred Japanese Nara Deer visit the temple in search of food where they have a surprising way of interacting with people.  

Max Seigal: Around the World in Two Minutes

Max Seigal and Seagull Aerial has filmed this stunning short film using drones, filming at beautiful locations all around the world. Seigal writes; Video shot with th Phantom 2 and GoPro Hero 4 and the Inspire 1, by DJI — most shots from the Expedition Series kit assembled by DSLRPros. Locations include Mt. Fuji, Japan, …

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Portland Art Museum: Curriculum for the Samurai: Conflicted World of Medieval Japanese Warriors

Yoshiaki Shimizu, Ph.D., Frederick Marquand Professor of Art and Archaeology, Emeritus, Princeton University, and Guest Scholar, Getty Research Institute, delivered the annual Mildred Schnitzer Lecture in Asian Art on October 6, 2013.  

Tested: The Secrets of Samurai Armor

Tested visit the Los Angeles County Museum of Art to explore a massive collection of Samurai Armor. The exhibition featured over 100 pieces of samurai equipment, from beautiful full suits of armor to the more obscure pieces of battle gear. We chat with the exhibit curator to learn about how ceremonial samurai armor was treated …

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Squiver: White & Wild Japan

Join wildlife & nature photographer Marsel van Oosten on a Squiver Photo Trip to Japan and come back with great pictures of the amazing Japanese wildlife! Watch Japanese Macaques as they enjoy the steaming hot spring baths and play in deep snow. It is filmed in the Jigokudani Monkey Park (Jigokudani Yaen Kōen) near Nagano. …

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Technigeek: Japan space agency JAXA launches Hayabusa 2 asteroid mission

Japan aerospace exploration agency showed the media its new asteroid explorer “Hayabusa 2” ,it has a new amazing technology , more in the video .  

Earth from Space: Megacity

Earth from Space is presented by Kelsea Brennan-Wessels from the ESA Web-TV virtual studios. This edition features a Sentinel-1A radar image of the 35 million people mega city of Tokyo and Tokyo Bay.  

Brad Kremer: Hayaku | A Time Lapse Journey Through Japan

Brad Kremer created this beautiful short film about Japan. He writes; Japan is one of the most beautiful countries in the world. This is my Japan. This is one of the many reasons why I love Japan. I shot this in many locations around Japan in the summer of 2009. Some of the location include …

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Japan’s Declining Population: Clearly a Problem, But What’s the Solution?

Four experts discuss Japan’s declining population at the Woodrow Wilson International Center. A problem that is was multidimensional: Japanese men continue to face the pressures of long hours at work, and are increasingly reluctant to marry; women are choosing to marry later, have less children, or not marry at all; the government has rejected immigration …

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Tomomi Inada: Japan’s Breakthrough in Its Economic Revitalization

Published on Jan 13, 2014 Japan’s Breakthrough in Its Economic Revitalization—Our Efforts in Regulatory Reform Tomomi Inada, Japanese Minister for Regulatory Reform, speaks at the Peterson Institute for International Economics on January 13, 2014. Tip: Use youtube captions in the menu bar to enable english subtitles. The Peter G. Peterson Institute for International Economics is …

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PBS: Japan: Memoirs of a Secret Empire – The Return of the Barbarians

Memoirs of a Secret Empire: Episode 3 of 3. The Return of the Barbarians Isolated from the West, 18th century Edo flourishes culturally and economically, becoming one of the liveliest cities in the world. But foreign forces are coming. Empires is a series of epic historical films which present the people and passions that have changed …

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