Banned from competing professionally, female sumo wrestling champion Hiyori will have to retire at the age of 21. Fighting tradition, Hiyori embarks on a remarkable journey, confronting obstacles both inside and outside the ring in an attempt to help change Japan's national sport forever. Chikayo Morijiri is a fixer for this short documentary, travel with Hiyori to Taiwan to film World Championship and her daily life in Kyoto. Watch trailer
BBC "The Travel Show"
BBC’s popular travel show visits Hokkaido in June! You will see the beautiful and fun loving Hokkaido you’ve never seen! Let’s enjoy together! You can see more details from here.
Sounds like Friday Night with Little Mix
BBC One's hit music show Sounds Like Friday night is back and the host Dotty has traveled all the way to Japan to find out just how popular the UK girls band Little Mix is the land of the rising sun. Find out more about the show here.
Vice x Timberland Flyroam (Tokyo)
Timberland x Vice has now officially released their #FlyRoam 2018 campaign featuring their very own Aerocore lead by social media influencer and LA based photographer Silas (@Bludshot) while exploring the city of Tokyo from high above!
Arranged logistics in locations, equipments, and local crews by yours truly. It was an intense and challenging pre-production having only few days to prepare but was indeed a memorable one. Watch the video.
Refinery29, The Dark side of Harajuku You Haven't Seen Yet
The fashion giant Refinery29 has set on a global journey to figure out how different cultures express themselves through the medium of fashion. In this Japan episode, presenter Conny Wang goes deep into the street culture of Harajuku, which combines the cuteness and the sickness into one distinguishing look. Turns out what she found out was something that goes much more deeper than she originally thought. Watch the entire episode here.
Youtube Rewind 2017
Annual Youtube Rewind video has been released worldwide, and Chikkimedia contributed to filming in Japan. The rewind video has attracted millions and millions of people every year. With Hikakin, Hajime-Shacho, Fischer's and much more, we looked back at what the world loved in 2017, including Despacito, Floor is Lava challenge and Shooting Stars.
You don't remember what 2017 was like? Watch the rewind here.
This time on Episode III of VICE Unlimited, it focuses on Japan's struggle on its long-standing fight against death from overwork they called, Karoshi.
Chikkimedia led the crew to meet these phenomenal people from Gifu and Kyoto to Kamakura and Tokyo who contributed to make this film come into life. Their mission is to 'save' people from societal pressure and introduce us ways to relieve our stress.
From research to planning and shooting interview for both the TIME magazine on October 2, 2017 issue titled "Japan readies for fallout in the shadow of North Korea's nuclear pursuits” written by Beijing-based writer Charlie Campbell and “'This Is All We Can Do': How the Japanese Are Preparing for a North Korean Nuclear Attack” for their digital platform that also provides you a more visual explanation - watch the video here.
Vice Unlimited by UBS on 'Immortality,' now online.
On this Episode II of Vice Unlimited, where Chikkimedia contributed on arranging logistics in Japan to complete the piece, we have traveled all the way to Wakayama to sit and talk with a marine biologist, Dr. Shin Kubota, on his research on the immortal jellyfish.
4 different people from 4 different parts of the world, continue to explore the possibility of an eternal life with the limited time they have left on their own...at the moment.
MasterChef Australia has landed in Japan! Join the contestants' journey on Japanese cuisine culture, from Michelin-Starred restaurants' chefs to soul food masters.
While the stage was held in various places all over Japan with a breathtaking opening shot of the chosen 9 contestants taken from the rooftop of Tokyo's iconic Sky Tree, master classes ruled at the unimaginable places like the tea plantation of Mt. Fuji and the Chiba Castle - an absolutely must-see!
Produced by Chikkimedia's company director, Chikayo Moijiri, find out who can cook up the best dish and who has to go home!
Who will be the Washoku master? Find it out more here.
Chikkimedia on 「Vice on HBO」
"Vice On HBO", known as one of the most influential news program in the United States, and Chikkimedia collaborated on making 2 films for their 65th episode series.
The first one focuses on longevity and science, looking at the research of the wonderful lifestyle of long-lived Okinawans. We finally made it happen to capture and witness with our own eyes every moments of Okinawa's longevity celebration, "Kajimaya".
While the second piece, in which we conducted research for over a year, looked at various angles regarding Japan's changing nationalism. Preview
Nationan Geographic investigates Japan's 'night movers'. Check it out now!
National Geographic is a widely known destination for documentaries that continues to encourage exploring your own creative curiosity. Recently, we've wrapped 2 episodes for their series titled「Explorer」. Together with NatGeo, making our way from planning and researching to on-set shooting, we found ourselves unravelling this deep dark world through stunning images.
Chikkimedia and NYT have set out to investigate the newest trend in Japanese youth. Toman Sasaki is among a new wave of young Japanese men bending gender norms. He wears nail polish and makeup, but does not regard his look as feminine. “Regardless of sex, we believe we can live however we like,” he said...watch episode
Gregory Brothers' "Chicken Attack" attracts 6 million views!
Gregory Brothers highly anticipated web series Song Voyage has released it's latest video that was shot in Japan featuring a yodeller, a chicken and fighting ninjas! The video already hit 6 million views and is capturing everyones mind and ears with Takeo Ishii's beautiful yodelling. Watch the actual video here.
BAFTA winning BBC TV series "The Real Marigold on Tour" out now!
BBC's hit series "The Real Marigold on Tour" aired on Dec 2016. Chikkimedia was there to organised the amazing culture immersive trip for 4 elderly British celebrities, at the beautiful ancient city of Kyoto. Watch the series from the BBC website here.
Idris Elba Learns Kickboxing!
Earlier this year we led production for the Discovery Channel series "No Limits," planning and handling logistics for host Idris Elba as he traveled Japan studying martial arts. Now Idris is trying his hand at kickboxing, moving forward with his dream of becoming a professional fighter. Check out the upcoming documentary series by Discovery Channel for more details!
Viceland's Gaycation is Nominated for an Emmy Award
Viceland’s "Gaycation with Ellen Page and Ian Daniel," partly produced by Chikkimedia, has been nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program! The results will be out on September 18th! Fingers Crossed!...Find Out More
"Officially Amazing" Nominated for "Best Children Programme" at RTS Scotland 2016
CBBC hit children show "Officially Amazing", which is airing season 5 later this year, was nominated as the "Best Children Show" at the RTS Scotland Award on May 25th 2016. The ceremony was hosted by Catriona Shearer and Sanjeev Kohli at the Oran Mor, Glasgow. A special mention went to Jim McColl for the 1000th episode of his gardening show Beechgrove Garden, for which he picked up The RTS Scotland Award... Read More
Al Jazeera Witness "War Games" now online
Every year cadets at Japan's National Defense Academy prepare to battle each other in a fierce sport called Botaoshi. Up to 300 players square off in an attempt to pull down a three-metre pole held upright by the opposing team. These young men are training to become future leaders in Japan's Self-Defense Forces, and see the game as a test of their physical strength and strategic abilities...watch here
Officially Amazing coming back to CBBC on Feb 22nd, 7:45 GMT
Officially Amazing is coming to CBBC! Chikkimedia has been working with Officially Amazing since season 1, and our very own Japanese game show king, Mr.Cherry will be tackling impossible challenges yet again. His mission is to teach children that, with hard work you can achieve anything, and you can check out the behind the scenes on his travels to the UK here!
Our work for Vice News selected as "Vice News Best of 2015"
In 2015, VICE News' reporting spanned from politics and the environment to conflict and the human cost of war. Here are the most powerful and memorable things we saw...watch here
Mr.Cherry featured in The Japan Times
“Is history going to be made with a Japanese bottom?” asks the host of “Officially Amazing,” a kids’ program that airs on the BBC and features as many world record breakers as it does awful puns... learnmore
Footages from "Gaycation" with Ellen Page featured in new VICELAND trailer
Check out the new trailer from VICELAND that features "Gaycation", hosted by Ellen Page and fixed by Chikkimedia...watch here
Channel 4 "World of Weird" trailer
Check out the new trailer of Channel4's new program, "World of Weird". In one of the episode a British comedian Joel Dommet travels to Japan to investigate a weird yet booming Japanese service. Our producer Chikki is featured as a host as well...watch here
Chikki featured in "Sink or Swim" exhibition
Sink or Swim explored the human story of resilience, from adaptation for survival to ambitious infrastructure planning, in some of the richest and poorest of the world’s coastal communities. Rather than showing pristine architectural photography...read more
Article "Meine Heimat in der Katastrophe" published on German newspaper der Freitag
Gestern Nacht habe ich schlecht geschlafen. Ich bin aus dem Erdbebengebiet nach Akita im Nord-Westen geflohen. Ich habe alle meine Kleider gewaschen, weil sie radioaktiv sein könnten...read more