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Japan with Sue Perkins

Season 1
Japan is a land of baffling contradictions. Streets are littered with gaudy neon signs and robots are commonplace. But traditions are vitally important and fiercely followed. Comedian Sue Perkins travels around the country and immerses herself in some of the most bizarre cultural offerings available. Get ready to encounter lady sumos, robo-dogs, solo weddings and a Hell Camp for businessmen.
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  1. S1 E1 - Episode 1
    September 17, 2019
    Comedian Sue Perkins dives headfirst into some of Japan’s most bizarre cultural activities. Her journey starts in Tokyo, where she attempts to break down the gender divide in the traditional sport of Sumo. After visiting a home filled with robot dogs, she tries to get to grips with the Japanese notion of cuteness and is a guest at a young woman’s marriage to herself.
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  2. S1 E2 - Episode 2
    September 24, 2019
    Comedian Sue Perkins continues her whistle-stop tour of Japan’s cultural oddities. She joins Kyoto’s secretive geishas before diving for her dinner with the traditional free-diving Ama women. The country’s loneliness problem is tackled by a rent-a-family business and state-sponsored speed dating events. Plus there’s an LED cemetery where you need a PIN code to access the dead.
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Helen Simpson
Vicky Hinners
Sue Perkins
Folk Films Ltd
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