“Japan Season” of programmes coming to BBC Four

BBC Four has announced that they will be airing a season of programmes devoted to Japan.

Details are currently thin on the ground, but a trailer has been released for one programme; The Art of Japanese Life, presented by Cambridge University art historian Dr. James Fox. The blurb for the trailer says that in it Dr. Fox, “gets underneath the skin of Japan’s cities, landscapes and traditions”.

It is not yet known how heavily anime or manga will feature in the season. Further information on the Japan Season will come soon.


Ian Wolf

Ian works as an anime and manga critic for Anime UK News, and was also the manga critic for MyM Magazine. His debut book, CLAMPdown, about the manga collective CLAMP, is available now. Outside of anime, he is data specialist for the British Comedy Guide, is QI's most pedantic viewer, has written questions for both The Wall and Richard Osman's House of Games, and has been a contestant on Mastermind.

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