THIS IS AMERICA & THE WORLD is a weekly, international affairs television series, which is produced in Washington, New York City, and in countries around the world. The series is broadcast nationally on public television and PBS stations. The series is also distributed internationally by Voice of America Television. Whether here in the United States or abroad, DENNIS WHOLEY sets out to explore the cultural, social and political lives of people around the world.
In this special program, Dennis Wholey enjoys the vibrant and beautiful cultural exchange between the United States and Japan. While in Japan, Dennis explores how the famous Japanese music club Blue Note Tokyo and the prominent Japanese restaurant Yoshinoya are strongly connected to American artists and food suppliers. Additionally Dennis visits a one of a kind business known as Little Texas which offers a very American experience in the heart of Tokyo. In the United States, Dennis learns about Washington DC's National Cherry Blossom Festival, Japanese clothing retailer Uniqlo and the importance of Japanese art to the Smithsonian's Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery.