This is the promotional video for my first full book, 'Japan From The Inside'. The book contains collected photos and writings on Japan from 2003 to 2008.

This clip includes images from Tokyo, Yokohama, Hiroshima, Kamakura, Nagano, Kyoto and Okinawa, to name a few of the places featured in the book, which also has sections on the people, culture and nature of Japan. It ends with brief, previously unreleased footage shot at a traditional summer festival ('matsuri') in Tokyo.

''Japan From The Inside' is a window into a land of superlatives.

Experience the world's biggest city, its busiest train station, recovery from the first atomic bomb, or the planet's longest life expectancies in this country steeped in tradition yet eye-poppingly modern at the same time.' (from


All original photography by Dominic Pates; the promo was edited and produced by Globalism Films.

Original music by Shelf Life. Extract from 'The Tokyoite' (Pates/Cheryo), track taken from the 'Best Before End' LP. See for more on the band.

Audio production by Control K ( Soundtrack includes a variety of authentic audio samples taken from and used under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 License. Original sources: Jean Francis Cavro, Frederik Froument, Alexandre Nakamura, Yuko Nexus6 and Ryo Takasaki.


Globalism Pictures:

Dom Pates Collected Writings:

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