A special week of coverage begins January 22, with a 30-minute special airing from January 27
A city that stretches as far as the eye can see, Tokyo is limitless with no singular identity. No matter how many times you’ve been there, you haven’t seen it all. CNN’s ‘Tokyo POV’ takes you beyond the basics and shows you the city from the point of view of some of its top insiders. From places that inspire to undiscovered destinations, welcome to a brand new Tokyo.
Highlights from the theme week and 30-minute special include:
Author of more than 20 books, Lily considers herself the “Sex and the City” of Tokyo. In ‘Tokyo POV’ she takes CNN viewers to her favorite shopping spots in Harajuku and to And People cafe where she finds peace and quiet in the city.
Creator of Tokyo’s famed Smart Dolls, Danny Choo has been enamored with Japanese pop culture for decades. In ‘Tokyo POV’ he takes CNN on a ride to experience both the future at Shinjuku VR Zone and the past at Super Potato.
Known as the Tokyo Fixer, Shinji Nohara is the top insider when it comes to food. He has taken the likes of Anthony Bourdain and Momofuku’s David Chang to the hidden eateries of Tokyo. In ‘Tokyo POV’ he takes CNN to Shima for steak, to Imai for yakitori, and to Land Bar Artisan for some of the city’s finest cocktails.
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As an art writer, Peter August Owen has thrown himself into the city’s creative scene. In ‘Tokyo POV’ he takes CNN to the off-the-radar 21_21 Design Sight exhibition space, the completely hidden Container gallery and for a rooftop drink at Two Rooms.
Member of the band Looprider and writer, Ryotaro Aoki has been a longtime member of the Tokyo music scene. In ‘Tokyo POV’ he takes CNN to Waltz to see how cassettes are making a comeback and to Ginza Music Bar for one of the best music listening experiences in the city.
‘Tokyo POV’ trailer: http://cnn.it/2B0lRO8
Airtimes for 30-minute special:
Saturday, January 27th at 2130 HKT
Sunday, January 28th at 0030, 0430 and 0930 HKT
Monday, January 29th at 1230 HKT
Tuesday, January 30th at 1830 HKT
Wednesday, January 31st 0130 and 1730 HKT
Thursday, February 8th at 1730 HKT