japan Documentaries

Tachimawari Fight Scenes

2018 Unrated

Tachimawari Fight Scenes is a 2018 documentary film hosted by actor Kazutaro Nakamura about the art of fight scenes in Japanese movies. Explore the intricate tachimawari or fight scenes of kabuki plays. Actor Kazutaro Nakamura is joined by a tateshi or action choreographer.

Trails to Tsukiji - Cherries

2018 Unrated

Trails to Tsukiji - Cherries: Our theme this time is the sweet, red fruits that sparkle like rubies: cherries! In Japan, cherries are expensive, high-end fruits popular for gift-giving: one box can go for over 500 dollars. We visit Yamagata Prefecture, Japan's largest cherry-producing region, to[...]



Substitutes: a 2018 RT documentary following 62-year-old Senji Nakajima from Japan who found love with a silicone sex doll. He has a wife but now chooses to live separately from her and treat the doll as his real girlfriend instead.   The undertone of this documentary highlights changing[...]

Japan's Secret Shame (preview)


Japan's Secret Shame, a 2018 documentary telling the story of 29-year-old Japanese journalist Shiori Ito, who in May 2017 shocked Japan when she went public with allegations that she was raped by a well-known TV journalist.   The documentary highlights issues with Japan's traditio[...]

World War II In Colour


World War II In Colour is an epic thirteen-part war documentary series covering the 20th centuries second greatest war in high quality remastered footage.   All of the episodes in this series are narrated by English actor Robert Powell (The Italian Job - 1969), who opens with an explanati[...]

The History of Nintendo

2014 Unrated

GAMEARANG presents The History of Nintendo, a feature-length documentary film which explores the history of the iconic Japanse company from its early days in the gaming day through 2014.

Tokyo Girls

2000 Unrated

Tokyo Girls is a documentary film directed by Canadian filmmaker Penelope Buitenhuis about four Canadian women who work as well-paid hostesses in exclusive Japanese nightclubs.   The film shows the lavish lifestyle these women live in a city that is worlds away from the west.&nb[...]

Stacey Dooley Investigates: Young Sex For Sale In Japan


An investigation of Japan’s underage sex problem by investigative journalist Stacey Dooley.

Pearl Harbor - The New Evidence

2016 Unrated

Pearl Harbor was possibly the biggest disasters for the United States during World War 2 and one of the most cunning military tactics ever conducted by the Japanse. This Channel 4 Pearl Harbour documentary brings new evidence into light regarding who was actually to blame for the incident which hist[...]

History of World War II: Hiroshima


A Hiroshima documentary directed by Paul Wilmshurst exploring the bombing of the Japanese city during world war 2. On Monday, August 6, 1945, at 8:15 a.m The “Little Boy” atomic weapon was detonated over Hiroshima, it was the second artificial nuclear explosion, after the Trinity te[...]

Aokigahara: Suicide Forest in Japan

2012 Unrated

The suicide forest “Aokigahara” is one of the most infamous places in Japan as hundreds of people go there to commit suicide. Located at the base of Mount Fuji, Aokigahara is a 14 square mile area on the northwestern side of the mountain which is extremely popular with tou[...]

The History of Final Fantasy

2011 Unrated

In this documentary we explore the history of the famous computer game series Final Fantasy. The story begins with the formation of Square co in Japan the mid nineteen eighties, a company with the intention of creating the best science-fiction fantasy game the world had ever seen. This was no easy u[...]

The World at War 6 - Banzai: Japan Strikes


The World at War episode 6 – Banzai-Japan Strikes, the sixth episode of the landmark documentary series narrated by Laurence Olivier. In this film we explore the build-up of the Japanese war machine and the surprise attack on Perl Harbor.

Jiro Dreams of Sushi


Jiro Dreams of Sushi is a 2011 documentary film directed by American filmmaker David Gelb (October 16, 1983) about the 85-year-old Japanese Sushi master Jiro Ono. Jiro owns one of the most renowned Sushi restaurants in all of Japan which has been awarded a rare 3 stars by the Michelin guide, Sukiyab[...]

The Cove


The Cove: Shallow Water. Deep Secret: A documentary which takes us into the hidden world of the cove. The Cove explores the lives of dolphins and also looks into and questions the Japanese hunting practices used to kill them. Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature in 2010 The Cove seek[...]

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