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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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | Japan’s Spry Centenarians!


そこが知りたい | 仕事も遊びも!痛快な100歳 [TBS]

|Length : 46min. |Year : 1994

As the saying goes, you are only as old as you feel. This adage is certainly true for some older Japanese people for whom life does not really begin until a hundred. This fascinating program introduces some very energetic 100-year-olds - and some youngsters in their nineties - who are living life to the full with unashamed vigor. The sushi chef who still makes tasty sushi after 80 years in the business is only one example. The secret to longevity may be just a matter of attitude!

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