1. TOKYO CITY SERIES - ACTROID

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    In episode 6 of our Tokyo City Series we visit Kokoro HQ, part of the Sanrio Group responsible for one of the most famous Japanese exports, Hello Kitty. Since their inception on 1984 Kokoro have created various 'ofrobots' including people friendly vending machines, massive animatronic dinosaurs and life-like 'humanoid' robots, developed in 'continous observation of humans'. We meet Takeshi Mita who shows us the female actroids (actor/android) they are currently developing and tells us of his hopes for an actroid and human integrated future.

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    • TOKYO CITY SERIES - HOMELESS IN TOKYO

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      In episode five of our Tokyo City Series we take a look at the growing problem of homelessness in Japan. We travel to the Sanya district and visit Sanyukai, a non-profit homeless aid organization. We also meet the homeless locals of Miyashita Park and an area made up of makeshift shacks used for accommodation.

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      • TOKYO CITY SERIES - DANCEHALL QUEEN

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        In episode four of our Tokyo City Series we explore the Japanese Dancehall scene. We follow dancer Chammy as she prepares to enter the 2010 final of the Dancehall Queen Japan competition. After entering the competition several times and coming second place in 2008 and 2009, she hopes to come first and win the 300,000 Yen prize money.

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        • TOKYO CITY SERIES - TADZIO

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          In our first episode of the Tokyo City Series, we hang out backstage at Super Deluxe with hardcore pop duo Tadzio before their sell-out show. Catching them in a quiet moment, eating cake and drinking black coffee, we discuss amongst other things nosebleeds, their love of cute boys and techno music.

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          • TOKYO CITY SERIES - DJ MURO

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            Episode three sees us visit the home of the legendary DJ Muro. The King Of Diggin' breaks down his love of vinyl cover art and traces back his history with the illustrious DJ Krush of Krush Posse. We also got a super secret peek into Muro's much-coveted and treasured vinyl attic!

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            • TOKYO CITY SERIES: NEIGHBORHOOD

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              Episode two sees us capture the first English translation video interview from Tokyo streetwear heavyweight Shinsuke Takizawa. He kindly shuts down his Neighborhood store in Harajuku for a few hours to give us a guided tour whilst explaining the Neighborhood philosophy and his fascination with LA biker gangs.

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