Tokyo Rising

Posted in Art, Design, Music, Travel

Last night I watched a short documentary called Tokyo Rising exploring some of the creative output by Japan following the devastating earthquake in March. It’s presented by Pharrell Williams and is beautifully shot. It’s inspiring and interesting and well worth your time. Check out the trailer!

China’s Unknown Mega City

Posted in Travel

A short documentary by the BBC about a city relatively unknown outside of China, I find these sorts of things really fascinating. You can watch it on iPlayer or below if you live outside of the United Kingdom.

Kim Jong-Il’s Comedy Club

Posted in Television

The Japanese film critic Jasper Sharp tweeted about a fantastic documentary on BBC Four about North Korea called “Kim Jong-Il’s Comedy Club“. Catch it online while you can!

Animation Nation

Posted in Television

Another documentary about Japan, this time from Rockhopper focusing on Japan’s animation industry and the young hopefuls that desire to join it. Japan is the world’s third largest economy. It’s a place where work is taken very seriously indeed – but so, too, is entertainment. And there is nothing the Japanese like better than losing […]

Robot Nation

Posted in Technology

I discovered this short documentary about Japan’s plan to thwart it’s dwindling population with the interjection of wait for it — robots, yes I said robots — brilliant huh?




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