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SERIES Japan : The Inside Story | Turning 20 in Tokyo


そこが知りたい | ナニしてる?東京の20歳 [TBS]

|Length : 46min. |Year : 1994

In Japan, young people officially become adults at age 20. This documentary takes an insightful look at the dreams and goals of the new generation that is transforming the nation. One young girl, who hopes to become a home health care worker, visits bedridden senior citizens for a company that provides bathing services. Two young men who dream of farming organic vegetables clear land at the foot of Mt. Fuji. Japan's young people are as full of energy as they are of hope.

SERIES Japan : The Inside Story | The Best Water in Tokyo


そこが知りたい | 夏だ!東京のおいしい水 [TBS]

|Length : 46min. |Year : 1994

Everyone agrees Tokyo tap water tastes bad. But fear not - this program tells you what to do when your throat gets dry in the big city. For example, there is a restaurant where the chef insists on using only natural water. There is a shrine whose water is so famous one 92-year-old woman travels two and a half hours just to get a taste. Or you could dig a well in your own backyard or apply a little science to the problem. As the program shows you, you really don't have to drink the water.

SERIES Japan : The Inside Story | We Love Karaoke!


そこが知りたい | 人生色々!カラオケ大好き [TBS]

|Length : 46min. |Year : 1994

From private karaoke rooms to karaoke buses for kids, it is the newest craze. Some people do it to get rid of stress; some use it as a social lubricant: for still others, such as fishermen in Hokkaido during the long winters, there is simply not much else to do for entertainment. No matter what their budgets, karaoke fans are diverse. One man uses hi-tech stages and elaborate sets and costumes. Even old people enjoy "karaoke"!

SERIES Japan : The Inside Story | It’s on the House


そこが知りたい | 無料!タダほど素敵なものはない [TBS]

|Length : 46min. |Year : 1994

Who says you can't get something for nothing? Of course, sometimes there are strings attached: one restaurant offers free meals - free if you can finish the extra-huge helpings; a certain cosmetic surgeon's services are free, too - if you do not mind your "before" and "after" shots in magazine ads; and a used-car magazine raffles away a car a month. Still, there is a taxi driver who drives the physically handicapped to hospital free of charge. Some things really are free.

SERIES Japan : The Inside Story | A Bus Journey to the Deep North


そこが知りたい | 風雪!みちのく縦断各駅停車路線バスの旅 [TBS]

|Length : 46min. |Year : 1994

Since not many people know much about Japan's North Country, Michinoku, in winter - not even the Japanese - three intrepid reporters decide to do a travel story the hard way, boarding a local bus in Tokyo and traveling north. It is a long and chilly journey and the group suffers various hardships, but along the way they meet a lot of interesting people including cheerful ladies at the morning market, dog breeders and others whose warmth takes some of the chill out of their bones.

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