"Producers Louis Alvarez and Andrew Kolker spent six months living in Tokyo in late 1988 and early 1989. They set out to study how Western and especially American culture undergoes a change when it arrives in Japan."
     Below are the portions of The Japanese Version, a documentary made about Japan, completed in 1991. Though it is somewhat dated, the video is entertaining and some things can be learned yet.

     A Study Guide about the film series, made by The Center for New American Media, can be viewed by clicking the link. The study guide offers a few interesting articles, written at the time of the video's release.

     The Japanese Tradition, made much more recently, takes a satirical view of Japanese traditional culture. More information about the creators of the film series (and, other interesting facets of Asian culture) can be found on at