Documentary Tokyo-San Francisco

Just finished filming in San Francisco. This material is part of a Japanese documentary about 16th century and todays artform and their artists in Japan, US and Europe. We will be back in Tokyo on December 29 where we will look at a production for Italian RAI TV. RAI is planing on production in several locations throughout Japan this coming spring.

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Wireless Wi-FI for free all over Japan

Carriers in Japan are teaming up to offer foreign tourists easier access to free Wi-Fi.The firms like SoftBank and KDDI seek to start the service across the country in about a year’s time. Currently, free Wi-Fi is available at a growing number of locations, including train stations, hotels, public facilities, and shops. The trend comes as foreign visitors have complained about hefty bills for Japanese mobile services and Japan like to change this right now and aiming for the upcoming Tokyo olympic games in 2020.

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Torii – the gates of Japan

Here you have a great location for your next movie. The Shinto shrines in Japan are famous for their beautiful and powerful gates called torii. Takayama Inari and Motonosumi Inari-jinja have hundreds of torii gates winding up the mountains from the Pacific to their sacred shrines . Coming autumn we will see this breathtaking nature turn fiery red. A must see and a powerful movie location. If you want more locations from Japan go to my site http://big5filmjapan.com

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The sound of Japan in August

If you planning to shoot an outdoor interview in Japan stay away

from the month of July and August – this is the time of the cicadas.
Cicadas, a large bug that you find in most part of the world, is
singing-in the summer in Japan. Even though it´s warm in June,
the summer really starts when you hear the cicadas sing. And it is
annoying to say the least. And forget about getting any ambient
sound other then this singing ticking time bomb. The cicadas live
2 meters underground for up to 17 years, then one hot day they
decide to surface, all at the same time. They hang around in trees
screaming out their love song for up to two month.

More about film productions in Japan go to: big5filmjapan.com

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Production Services Japan

I have started up a new business in Japan. Production Services Japan. http://www.big5filmjapan.com/ So please spread the information to all your friends at production companies in Sweden, Denmark and Norway. We have a great social network including, rental houses, online studios, local crew, equipments, accommodation, local office, car rentals, location scouting. Now Japan is open and ready for your next production. We will be your Japan gate to easy shooting. We speak Swedish, English and Japanese. Welcome! http://www.big5filmjapan.com/YouNameItFourFlagsPlate