Synopsis by Sally Barber
The five-part series Asia Today offers an in-depth look at the forces catapulting change throughout Asia. It includes accounts of economic, cultural, and social development occurring in large cities and small villages within five regions. Part three, Japan, explores the conflict between Japan's past, present, and future. In this sophisticated industrial world, citizens cling to ancient customs and traditions, while embracing the innovations of a technologically based global culture. The program examines the new dimensions blossoming in Japanese culture as a result of progress. Other videos in the series include China, Hong Kong, Malaysia & Singapore, and Thailand/Vietnam.