Movies that show a lot of modern Japan

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Movies that show a lot of modern Japan

Post by bruno321 » Mar 31st, '06, 18:53

Hello!

I am looking for some movies that show clearly the modern and technological Japan of nowadays. You know, showing a lot of downtown Tokyo for example, the means of transport, shinkansen etc, the lighting, the architecture... Thanks!

Any type of movie is accepted: drama, action, comedy, western ( :lol ), whatever.

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Post by PopGilligan » Mar 31st, '06, 18:58

Well, the first thing that comes to mind, not so much of the story, but of the cinematography is Lost in Translation. I'm not sure if this is what you're looking for...but there are a lot of side shots of Tokyo, and it's random technology...

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Post by bruno321 » Mar 31st, '06, 19:19

Well, I was going to say not to mention Lost in Translation, because I have already seen it (and loved it... but not just for the sights of everyday Tokyo), but thanks anyway :D

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Re: Movies that show a lot of modern Japan

Post by 2triky » Mar 31st, '06, 19:22

bruno321 wrote:Hello!

I am looking for some movies that show clearly the modern and technological Japan of nowadays. You know, showing a lot of downtown Tokyo for example, the means of transport, shinkansen etc, the lighting, the architecture... Thanks!

Any type of movie is accepted: drama, action, comedy, western ( :lol ), whatever.
does it have to be a movie? there a few good documentaries located here that will focus on just that...that modernity and technology of japan, among other things.

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Post by groink » Mar 31st, '06, 22:06

On both NGN and KIKU-TV, then televise these 5-minute spots describing various aspects of Japan. I believe they're produced by a British company. I don't think they're available on-line, although I did upload a number of these clips on the newsgroups. So maybe someone who downloaded them can make them available.

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Re: Movies that show a lot of modern Japan

Post by bruno321 » Apr 1st, '06, 01:57

2triky wrote: does it have to be a movie? there a few good documentaries located here that will focus on just that...that modernity and technology of japan, among other things.
No, please, it doesn't have to necessarily be a movie, tell me :)

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Post by albertoavena » Apr 1st, '06, 07:53

I'm pretty interested as well. I want to see more Japan documentaries. Something similar to the Discovery Channel or anything like that.

I don't know if this helps but, if you go to http://www.youtube.com(I'm sure you've heard of it) and type in Japan. there's many pages of sites from Tokyo as well as other places. You have to find them though...

[Edit] I found a good video about Japan. Enjoy = )
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QC0I9xm8uR8&search=Japan
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Post by Eliza » Apr 17th, '06, 06:15

I’m uploading documentary programs on http://clubbox.co.kr/dokidoki I’m starting with BBC series about modern Japan.
The title of this ep. is ‘Shopping in Japan’. If I see you guys downloading it, I will upload other episodes (‘Sex in Japan’ ‘Future in Japan’ ‘Music in Japan’).
This isn’t a popular file, I guess, so it might be slow at the beginning, be patient^^

If you know other clubboxes with documentary about Japan (and other Asian countries), please tell me!

Doki doki clubbox is a new clubbox, but we have big planes for it. So if you like the idea about documentary programs (and movies and dramas) pleas support this CB by downloading other files from it! ( we have to collect points-_-‘)

‘Shopping in Japan’ is actually about shopping in Tokyo ^__^ It will tell you about: Japanese ppl loving shopping, treating it as a group activity. Japanese feel it is not good to be different to the ppl around them, so they must be ‘up to date’ with everything. Shopping is art. Akihabara and gadgets. 100 yen stores and big expensive department stores. Service. Changing trends. Advertising. Charisma girls. Parasite singles. etc
It is in English and Japanese with Eng. subs.

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Post by neonkinpatsu » Apr 17th, '06, 06:35

Sounds neat, Eliza. Hope you'll continue to upload those......clubbox will kill them after 10 days and many people who enjoy them might not be able to grab them in time. Clubbox can be really weird sometimes and it can be difficult to get files with few or just one source (especially when not in high demand). I hope I remember to grab them when you up them! :)
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Post by Eliza » Apr 17th, '06, 10:50

neonkinpatsu wrote:Sounds neat, Eliza. Hope you'll continue to upload those......clubbox will kill them after 10 days and many people who enjoy them might not be able to grab them in time. Clubbox can be really weird sometimes and it can be difficult to get files with few or just one source (especially when not in high demand). I hope I remember to grab them when you up them! :)
They won't be "killed", if we download them 10 times. I asked my friend to download it 2 or 3 times, and if you could help as doing the same (it is smal file just about 130MB) we would be really grateful >__<

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Post by tennyou » Apr 17th, '06, 20:10

This programe about Japan seens interesting ^__^ and there are more parts.

Eliza, it is good you give description about what is in this programe, and details like language and other eps. it's good to know before I download.

Is the quality of the file good? becuase I see it is only 130 MB.

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Post by Eliza » Apr 17th, '06, 20:38

The quality is good, not spectacular, but good.
This program is not as long as dramas, so 130 MB is enough.

So, any other CB with documentary out there?

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Post by Eliza » Apr 18th, '06, 00:42

SEX in Japan]
(entertainment and porn, sex shows, LOVE HOTELS, love and sex don't go together, prostitution, Araki's erotic pictures as works of art, lolicon, compensated dating boom, bondage fetish)

see also shopping in Japan

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Post by katobrucelee02 » Apr 18th, '06, 00:49

Wasabi is a great movie that shows modern Japan well Tokyo lol

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Post by leo008 » Apr 18th, '06, 21:00

Hey nice one Eliza, i shall have to check that out. I'm from the UK and watch the travel chanel alot, theres often some good documentaries on Japan, Hong Kong, China and other Asian locations. "Globe trekker" is one of those programs and is really good. If you go on their website (www.globetrekker.com - maybe) or just google "globe trekker" to find it. You can Buy their shows on DVD by post or through downloading. I thinks its like $5 US Dollars per show. Each show is around 50mins i think. Definately worth checking out.
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Post by Eliza » Apr 18th, '06, 23:33

awww -_-'
what was i thinking when I went to London... I have bought tones (really, when I was going home, they made me pay for luggage more- because it was too heavy) of books about Japan and Japanese literature, but never thought to check out some documentary programes on DVD. Where my brain was?! -_-'
and DVD's are not as heavy as books :P

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