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Our Man In Japan – Amazon Sends James May To Japan


Amazon is sending James May from “The Grand Tour” to Japan in a new travelogue series entitled “Our Man In… Japan with James May”.

“Our Man in…Japan with James May. Amazon Studios will produce six [unscripted] episodes from Plum Pictures [which produced May’s much-beloved “James May’s Toy Stories”].

Filming for the new series began this week and when finished, the show will launch on Amazon Prime Video in over 200 countries and territories worldwide.

For the initial Japan episode, May, embarks on a quest across Japan to understand the country, learning about the principles of Wabi, Sabi and Yugen as well as Godzilla, Hello Kitty and the popularity of cosplay.

“Japan is the most amazing place I’ve ever visited,” he said. “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. I intend to immerse myself in it completely, in the pursuit of enlightenment and life balance. And I bet the noodles will be fantastic,” says May in advance of the series debut.

In addition to their usual “The Grand Tour” hosting duties, Amazon contracted with May, Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond to develop new shows with them individually while awaiting the production of the fourth season of “The Grand Tour” later this year.

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