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BBC Four Japan Season

Date: 2009 March 15 16:16

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We really should scour the Radio Times more often. UK fans of Japanese culture will be very pleased to see that BBC Four are currently running a Japanese Culture Season.

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Highlights include:

Sunday 15th March 2009
21:00 I, Samurai - Andrew Graham-Dixon takes a journey into the art and soul of the Samurai, who ruled Japan for 700 years and were much more than mere warriors.

23:25 In the Shadow of Fujisan - Documentary series looking at the role of wild animals in Japanese life, art and religion.

Monday 16th March 2009
21:00 In Search of Wabi Sabi with Marcel Theroux which includes a visit to a maid cafe.

22:30 Ping Pong - Japanese comedy drama about two high school friends whose differing attitudes to the fierce world of competitive table tennis cause problems for their coach and each other.

Saturday 21st March 2009
20:00 Japan in Colour: The Wonderful World Of Albert Kahn

Monday 23rd March 2009
21:00 Fish! A Japanese Obsession

Monday 30th March 2009
21:00 Japan: A Story of Love and Hate

Source: BBC Four
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