Japan - we think of it as a crowded, manicured, highly industrialised archipelago. But Japan has a surprisingly vast range of landscapes, from the far north, where sea eagles walk on frozen waters, to subtropical southern islands, with coral reefs. Each episode explores how life survives across a land dominated from north to south, by volcanoes and earthquakes, savage winters and sultry, typhoon summers, this series evokes the true spirit of Japan.
Japan has a surprisingly vast range of landscapes, from the north, where sea eagles walk on frozen waters, to subtropical southern islands, with coral reefs and mangroves, and the mountainous and forested central islands, home to bears and monkeys.
Each place has its own challenges, and everything that lives here has created individual strategies to help them survive these unpredictable environments.
This series explores Japan’s wild side, and finds out how life – human and animal – has adapted to live alongside the huge forces of nature the region faces – from volcanoes and earthquakes to bleak, savage winters and sultry, typhoon summers.
Despite its reputation as one of the most urbanised nations on Earth, Wild Japan shows that there remains a powerful bond between Japan’s people and wildlife.
Episode 3 | Series 1