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James May: Our Man in Japan 

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James May has always been intrigued and seduced by the idea of Japan, yet this nation and its culture remains a complete mystery to him. Now he's on a one-man mission to immerse himself in ... See full summary »
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James May ...  Self - Host / ... 6 episodes, 2020
Yujiro Taniyama ...  Self 3 episodes, 2020
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James May has always been intrigued and seduced by the idea of Japan, yet this nation and its culture remains a complete mystery to him. Now he's on a one-man mission to immerse himself in its society, places, and people in a bid to unlock its extraordinary secrets. By taking on an epic journey across all of Japan from north to south, James is determined to gain a genuine understanding into why this unique land and its people are the way they are, what drives their whole culture, and what their approach to life can teach the rest of us. So far so good, but it won't be easy. He can't speak the language, he's clueless about Japanese etiquette but at least he knows there's a small tree called a banzai... Not only that, but Japan is one of the most contradictory and confusing places on earth. Here, classical art forms and haiku poetry rub shoulders with Godzilla, Cosplay, and some of the strangest obsessions on the planet, while stunning, peaceful vistas of gently falling cherry blossom ...

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James May never disappoints
4 January 2020 | by bjacobSee all my reviews

Despite some occasional indulgences (banter with the crew, sometimes unnecessary), it's a great travelogue. James May brings to it his trademark humour and the odd highbrow reference; his enthusiasm shines through and he's generally a genial, entertaining host. Sometimes I wish he unleashed his geekiness totally unchecked, which doesn't happen here -- however it remains a brilliant show, informative and entertaining, with many laugh-out-loud moments.


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