Amazon Prime Video Releases Trailer & January Premiere Date For ‘James May: Our Man In Japan’

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06 Dec 19

Amazon Prime Video has released a trailer and announced a Friday, 3rd January 2020 premiere date for new travel series James May: Our Man In Japan.

Fifteen years after James May first visited Japan as a baffled tourist, he embarks on a quest to understand the unique, extraordinary and complex country. The birthplace of the haiku and classical art forms driven by the principles of Wabi (stark beauty) and Sabi (natural inspiration) and Yugen (grace and subtlety), Japan is also the place that’s given us Godzilla, Hello Kitty, Cosplay, and some of the strangest obsessions on the planet.

James takes on an epic journey across all of Japan from North to South, determined to understand why this unique land and its people are the way they are, what drives their whole culture and what their approach to life can teach the rest of us. James can’t speak the language, he is clueless about Japanese etiquette, but at least he knows there’s a small tree called a banzai…

“Japan is the most amazing place I’ve ever visited,” commented May. “Everything about it is a surprise: a boiled sweet, a bullet train, an unexpected ancient temple, and the challenge of eating a single edamame bean with chopsticks. It’s a class A stimulant for all the senses, and an etiquette minefield for the unwary.”

The new UK Prime Original series is directed by BAFTA TV Award nominee Tom Whitter (‘James Mays Man Lab’, ‘Toy Stories’, ‘Apollo 13: The Inside Story’) for Plum Pictures where exec produced by Will Daws (who has overseen several James May projects including ‘Toy Stories’, ‘Man Lab’ and the ‘Reassembler’).

James May: Our Man In Japan‘ premieres Friday, 3rd January 2020 on Prime Video UK and worldwide.