Which is the real Japan? Is it the Japan of bullet trains, neon lights, mobile phones and robots? Or is it the Japan of ancient temples, ladies in kimono, cherry blossoms and tea ceremonies? It is all these things and more. Japanese culture embraces the old and new and emphasizes the importance of nature and the seasons. Among other characters, viewers meet an apprentice geisha, a tuna fisherman, a tattoo artist, school girls and a robot-designing family. In their own unique ways, these unique individuals demonstrate how the Japanese are masters of the future and guardians of the past.
Nathan Algren is an American hired to instruct the Japanese army in the ways of modern warfare -- in this lush epic set in the 1870s, which finds Algren learning to respect the samurai and the honorable principles that rule them.
Joe Enders is a gung-ho Marine assigned to protect a "windtalker" - one of several Navajo Indians who were used to relay messages during World War II because their spoken language was indecipherable to Japanese code breakers.
Zatôichi is a 19th century blind nomad who makes his living as a gambler and masseur. However, behind this humble facade, he is a master swordsman gifted with a lightning-fast draw and breathtaking precision.
Popular movie trailers from 2008
These some of the most viewed trailers for movies released in 2008:
Rebellious Jake Tyler is lured into an ultimate underground fight Scene at his new high school, after receiving threats to the safety of his friends and family Jake decides to seek the mentoring of a veteran fighter who trains him for one final no-holds-barred elimination fight with his nemesis and local martial arts champion Ryan McCarthy.
Forced to play a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse in the chaos of war, an elite Army bomb squad unit must come together in a city where everyone is a potential enemy and every object could be a deadly bomb.
One year after their incredible adventures in the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Peter, Edmund, Lucy and Susan Pevensie return to Narnia to aid a young prince whose life has been threatened by the evil King Miraz.
Have you watched Discovery Atlas: Japan Revealed yet? What did you think about it?