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The Shining Women of Japan

( 12 Episodes Available)

"The town ladies" are the women who brighten up their towns. Ikue Sakakibara travels all over Japan in search of such women. Enjoy the travels where we encounter overflowing smiles from these women.
Ikue Sakakibara travels all over Japan in search of local women who bring vitality to their communities. We take a look back at Asahikawa (Hokkaido), Awara (Fukui), Amagasaki (Hyogo), Miyazaki (Miyazaki), and Beppu (Oita).

12 - Highlights 2

The Shining Women of Japan
Release Date: 2016-02-14
Lang: Japanese
Genre: Asian
Duration: 30 min
Ikue Sakakibara travels all over Japan in search of local women who bring vitality to their communities. We take a look back at Sakura (Chiba), Iga (Mie), Toyota (Aichi), Jiyugaoka (Tokyo), and Obihiro (Hokkaido).

11 - Highlights 1

The Shining Women of Japan
Release Date: 2016-01-10
Lang: Japanese
Genre: Asian
Duration: 30 min
Beppu is famous for its hot springs, but for this trip, rather than hot springs, we search for encounters with local women.

10 - Beppu, Oita

The Shining Women of Japan
Release Date: 2015-12-13
Lang: Japanese
Genre: Asian
Duration: 30 min
Miyazaki, a city with year-round mild temperatures, receives some of the longest hours of sunlight and fair weather in all of Japan. Perhaps waiting there are women who shine like sun.

9 - Miyazaki, Miyazaki

The Shining Women of Japan
Release Date: 2015-11-08
Lang: Japanese
Genre: Asian
Duration: 30 min
A livable city with cheap prices and human warmth, Amagasaki is lovingly referred to as “Ama” by many locals. Enjoy the many fun women we meet here.

8 - Amagasaki, Hyogo

The Shining Women of Japan
Release Date: 2015-10-11
Lang: Japanese
Genre: Asian
Duration: 30 min
In this episode, we take a stroll through Awara Hot Springs, in Awara, Fukui Prefecture in the Hokuriku region.

7 - Awara, Fukui

The Shining Women of Japan
Release Date: 2015-09-13
Lang: Japanese
Genre: Asian
Duration: 30 min
Asahikawa, located in central Hokkaido, has the second largest population in the prefecture after Sapporo. We meet many wonderful women this time, as well, as we take a leisurely stroll from Asahikawa Station the Heiwa Dori, the first of many car-free pedestrian roads in Japan.

6 - Asahikawa, Hokkaido

The Shining Women of Japan
Release Date: 2015-08-09
Lang: Japanese
Genre: Asian
Duration: 30 min
Obihiro, located in the center of the Tokachi region of Hokkaido. With farming as a major industry in the region, regional agricultural products are gathered in Obihiro.

5 - Obihiro, Hokkaido

The Shining Women of Japan
Release Date: 2015-07-12
Lang: Japanese
Genre: Asian
Duration: 30 min
An area that always ranks high among the most popular areas of Tokyo. Its popularity may be due to the plethora of interior shops, household goods stores, and trendy cafes and restaurants, the lively atmosphere, and the convenient transportation options.

4 - Jiyugaoka, Tokyo

The Shining Women of Japan
Release Date: 2015-06-14
Lang: Japanese
Genre: Asian
Duration: 30 min
Toyota, Aichi is well-known as a car town. Though second in size to Nagoya, it covers the largest amount of land in the prefecture! Our walk through Toyata begins in front of Toyotashi Station. What kind of women will we meet here?

3 - Toyota, Aichi

The Shining Women of Japan
Release Date: 2015-05-10
Lang: Japanese
Genre: Asian
Duration: 30 min
Iga, located in northwestern Mie Prefecture, is known as the hometown of Iga ninjas. Even today, the city is alive with the culture of the ninjas of old, and many people visit to experience this world.

2 - Iga, Mie

The Shining Women of Japan
Release Date: 2015-04-12
Lang: Japanese
Genre: Asian
Duration: 30 min
Sakura City, located in the northern part of Chiba Prefecture, is a castle town that flourished under Sakura Castle as a strategic point for protecting Edo (Tokyo). Even today, there are many reminders of this history, such as the Bukeyashiki-Dori (Samurai Mansion Street).

1 - Sakura-city,Chiba

The Shining Women of Japan
Release Date: 2015-03-08
Lang: Japanese
Genre: Asian
Duration: 30 min
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