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The Southwest Islands

In the far south west of Japan, there is a chain of islands stretching towards the tropics - a place where all life is influenced by the power of the sea, and where volcanoes and typhoons are forces to be reckoned with.

The journey begins at an island at the top of the chain and travels south, revealing unexpected stories of isolation, unique wildlife and unsolved mysteries.

Release date:

59 minutes

Last on

Fri 23 Jun 2017 02:35

Credits

Role Contributor
NarratorMichelle Dockery
ProducerDavid Marks
Series ProducerMary Summerill
Executive ProducerTim Martin
Executive ProducerJames Honeyborne

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