China Buys Japan "BAKUGAI"

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Chinese tourists are going wild on a shopping spree in Japan. Department stores and electronics retail shops are growing up their sales and contributing to Japan’s economic growth. To enhance this trend, Japan changed the Immigration Control Act this January. Now foreigners visiting by ships can easily enter Japan without a visa. We follow a Japanese retail store manager and a group of Chinese tourists to depict this explosive shopping spree, now called "Bakugai".

Director Xing Fei
Location Japan
Duration 28 min.
Genre Culture / Food
Air Date (JST) Tuesday, January 25, 2016
Monday, August 1, 2016 *rerun

About Director

Xing Fei

Xing Fe


Born in China, Xing Fei has lived in Japan for more than ten years. Earned MA in media at Hokkaido University, Japan in 2008, and MA in screen documentary at Goldsmiths, University of London, UK in 2013. Has directed nearly 20 documentaries in China and Japan for NHK, with a special focus on Chinese and Japanese subject matters.


Nadeshiko - Japanese Actress in China - (2016, 25 mins)
Inside lens - China buys Japan - (2016, 28 mins)
China's Young Entrepreneurs (2015, 28 mins)
Daigou - Chinese buyers in the UK - (2014, 20mins)
Cherry Blossom on the Great Wall (2013, 43 mins)
Tomorrow - friendship of cherry flower - (2012, 28 mins )
China’s Job-Hunting Inn (2012, 28 mins)
The “80’s Writers” in China (2012, 28 mins)
Migrants Gain Upper Hand (2012, 28 mins)
Beijing Battles Trash (2011, 28 mins)
Remote School on a Cliff (2011, 28 mins)
Beijing's License Plate Lotteries (2011, 28 mins)
Internet Addicted Youth (2011, 28 mins)
Rebuilding Desert Lives (2011, 28 mins)
Spring Exodus (2011, 28 mins)
Little Emperors Become Parents (2010, 28 mins)
Modernizing Tribal Medicine (2010, 28 mins)
Living with Wild Elephants (2010, 28 mins)
Beijing Opera's Leading Ladies (2010, 28 mins)