A few examples of our past projects :

and the territories of our experience !

Africa

map of Africa

Europe

  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Great Britain
  • Greece
  • Greenland
  • Holland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Luxemburg
  • Macedonia
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Roumania
  • Russia
  • Spain
  • Switzerland
  • Turkey
  • Ukraine
map of Europe

References

Some of our Past Works

News, Documentaries, Variety, Reality Shows, etc.

TBS :
Tokyo Broadcasting System Television, Inc.
Newscaster Special

The Trends of the Z Generation of Nigeria
Broadcast March 20, 2021
Director,Reporter:Douglas Lyon
Production : Excelman Productions / TBS : Tokyo Broadcasting System Television, Inc.
NigeriaLagos

Hommage to My Dear Friend :
"Ivry Gitlis, The Violinist of Eternal Love"

Article written for the Japanese classical music magazine "Sarasate"
Published by : SEKIREISHA, Ltd.
Published : January 30, 2021
Articles and photos by Douglas Lyon
"Sarasate"
ISBN978-4-903166-12-4 C3073 \1500E

Hommage to Fashion Designer Kenzo Takada
The Poet of Cotton

International, ( English language ) version
NHK World
Broadcast : January 23, 2021 & February 5, 2021
Production :Masui Ronpei Office :
Directors : Daisuke Sato & Douglas Lyon
France

Hommage to the Fashion Designer Kenzo Takada

The Pure Love of Clothes, the Pure Love of Mankind
NHK BS Premium
November, 2020
Broadcast : December 12, 2020
Production :Masui Ronpei Office :
Directors : Daisuke Sato & Douglas Lyon
France

NHK World:Great Changes of Destiny

June, 2020
Broadcast : August 31, 2020
Director, Reporter:Douglas Lyon
Production :Excelman Productions
France

The Kinchan Show

NHK BS Premium
Broadcast : February 16, 2020
Production :Excelman Productions
France:Paris,Switzerland,Spain

TBS :
Tokyo Broadcasting System Television, Inc.
Newscaster

The First Japanese Chef in France to Receive 3 Stars in the Michelin Guide :
Kei Kobayashi !
Broadcast : February 2, 2020
Director,Reporter:Douglas Lyon
Production : Excelman Productions
France:Paris

Davos Economic Forum

January, 2020
NHK World
Building A Theme Park for Security, Health & Wellbeing
Broadcast March 24, 2020
Davos, Switzerland
Production :Tokyo Sound Production

Carlos Ghosn : The Great Escape:news coverage

January, 2020 Reporter:Yūko Andō
Fuji Television
Beirut, Lebanon

"Happy Little Hotels : Welcome to Relais Châteaux"

2020 New Year's 3 Hour Special
November, 2019, Starring:Riko Narumi
BS TBS : Tokyo Broadcasting System Television, Inc.
Broadcast January 1st, 2020
Production :STEELO Director:Junichi Komaki
Morocco: Marrakesh

"Gutto Chikyubin"
Afro Contemporary Dance : San Yoshida!
West Africa,Burkina Faso

Yomiuri Television, October 2019
Production : DeeMark
Director:Keisuke Saeki
Broadcast : November 10, 2019

Future Era : "Jipangu" : Final Broadcast Special
"Chernobyl 33 Years After : The Future of Nuclear Power"

TV Tokyo August, 2019
Broadcast : November 10, 2019, on TV Tokyo
Production :Nikkei Visual Images, Inc. Director:Takeshi Ishihara
The Ukraine, Chernobyl

"Comparing The World":
"What is the Taste of Spring in Egypt ?"

TBS : Tokyo Broadcasting System Television, Inc.
May, 2019
Broadcast May 30th, 2019
Production : NEXTEP  Director:Takayoshi Kim
Egypt

"Made in Japan" (Aderans)

TBS : Tokyo Broadcasting System Television, Inc.
March, 2019
Production :YELLOW Director:Hajime Kondo
France

The Arrest of Carlos Ghosn : News coverage
France,Paris

November, 2018
TBS : Tokyo Broadcasting System Television, Inc.
:Asachan
Director : TBS : Shotaro Yano

Rolex Paris Masters (Tennis)
France,Paris

October, 2018 Client : WOWOW
Director:Tokyo Film Mate:Seishi Tsutsui

NHK E-TV TV-Symposium
"Infertility Treatment for couples
and the Possibility of Regenerative Medicine"

Lyon, France
October, 2018 Production:NHK / Chiyoda Raft, Inc.
Director:Chiyoda Raft, Inc.:Ryouta Sakashita

Philip Morris International

Switzerland, Neuchâtel:promotional video
October, 2018 Client : Dentsu
Director:
Excelman Productions:Douglas Lyon

Future Era : "Jipangu" "The Light and the Shadows of the UNESCO WORLD HERTAGE"

France(Paris),Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Austria
TV Tokyo June 2018
Production :Nikkei Visual Images, Inc., Director:Takeshi Ishihara
Broadcast July 18th, 2018

Great People of the World Village
Fuji Television

April 2018 Paris, France
Director:Yusuke Gokan, Yasumichi Kai
Broadcast:May 21, 2018

Davos Economic Forum:Japan Night
Switzerland

January 2018 Client:Dentsu
Director:
Excelman Productions:Douglas Lyon

Terrorist Attack at Levallois-Perret

News Coverage
TBS : Tokyo Broadcasting System Television, Inc.
August 2017

World Interviews!Compare the World !
Beauty Criteria :
What Makes a Beautiful Woman Beautiful to You ?

Variety / Documentary
TBS : Tokyo Broadcasting System Television, Inc.
May 2017
Senegal, West Africa

French Presidential Elections

News Coverage
TV Tokyo, April 2017

Roots Exploration Party:
The History of Soap !

Variety / Documentary
TV Asahi April 2017

Future Era : "Jipangu" :
Fake News : Made in Macedonia !

News Magazine
TV Tokyo, March 2017

Future Era : "Jipangu" :
French Presidential Elections

News Magazine
TV Tokyo, March 2017

The Murder of Narumi Kurosaki in Besançon

News Coverage
TBS : Tokyo Broadcasting System Television, Inc.
December 2016 and January 2017
Director : Douglas Lyon ( Excelman Productions )

What They Don't Teach You in School ! :
Hunting Cobras in Cameroon !

Variety / Documentary
TV Tokyo, December 2016
Cameroon

Newscaster
Takeshi Kitano awarded the Légion d'Honneur !

News Coverage
TBS : Tokyo Broadcasting System Television, Inc.
October 2016

Calais : The Jungle:
Immigrants, Migrants and Refugées

News Coverage
TV Tokyo, August 2016

Dr. in Art : Mona Lisa : The Enigma

Documentary
TV Asahi August 2016
France, Switzerland
Director : Douglas Lyon ( Excelman Productions )

Why a Japanese Person Living in Such a Place ?
A 63 year old man, helping poor children

Variety / Documentary
TV Tokyo, August 2016
Burkina Faso, West Africa

Voyage to Earth's Superb Views
Summer Mediterranean Special

Corsica & Marseille
BS-TBS : Tokyo Broadcasting System Television, Inc.
May 2016

EgyptAir Flight 804 : Crash

News Coverage
TBS : Tokyo Broadcasting System Television, Inc.
May 2016

Terrorist Attacks in Brussels, Belgium

News Coverage
TV Tokyo
March 2016

Winter Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer, Norway

News Coverage
/ Japan Pool : TBS : Tokyo Broadcasting System Television, Inc.
February 2016

Multiple Terrorist Attacks in Paris :
The Investigation :
Mollenbeek, Belgium : a Hotbed of Terrorism ?

News Coverage / News Magazine
TV Tokyo
December 2015 and January 2016
Brussels, Belgium

COP21 International Conference on Climat Change

News Coverage
TBS : Tokyo Broadcasting System Television, Inc.
November 2015

Multiple Terrorist Attacks in Paris, France

News Coverage / News Magazine
TV Tokyo, November 2015

Kobé Beef in London

October 2015 Commercial : Publicity
promotional shoot for the agency Dentsu : footage made available to all the Japanese television networks
Director : Douglas Lyon ( Excelman Productions )
London, England

Americas Cup : Japan Team

October 2015 ( Commercial : Publicity ) June 2013
promotional shoot for the agency Dentsu : footage made available to all the Japanese television networks
Director : Douglas Lyon ( Excelman Productions )
Portsmouth, England

"TOKYO FASHION EXPRESS Special"
"TFX Goes to Japan Expo Paris"

Fashion Documentary
NHK World, July 2015

Window of Dreams : Voice Bank

News Magazine
TBS : Tokyo Broadcasting System Television, Inc.
September 2015
The creation of numeric voices with local accents for people who have lost the capacity to speak
Douglas Lyon ( Excelman Productions )
Scotland

Paris Airshow

News Coverage
Tokai Television, June 2015

Newscaster

News Coverage
TBS : Tokyo Broadcasting System Television, Inc.
June, 2015
Takeshi Kitano Initiated as Chamberlain to the Order of Coteaux de Champagne

"Coliseum of Heated Debate":
Renewable Energy in Germany

News Magazine
TV Aichi, March 2015
Germany

Germanwings flight 9525 Crash

News Coverage
TV Tokyo
March 2015

"Coliseum of Heated Debate"
The Truth About the Islamic State

News Magazine
TV Aichi, February 2015
Turkey Director : Douglas Lyon ( Excelman Productions )

Genius Without Precedent
Jean-Jacques Rousseau & René Descartes

Variety / Documentary
NHK BS Premium
January 2015

Charlie Hebdo:
Multiple Terrorist Attacks in Paris

News Coverage
Fuji Television,Paris bureau January 2015

Theater of the Future
Wheelchair Rugby : World Championship

News Magazine / Documentary
NTV, August 2014
Denmark

A Japanese Person Living in Such a Place ?

Variety / Documentary
TV Asahi, May 2014 starring Seiji Chihara
Gabon

Looking forward to the World Cup !:

News Coverage
Yomiuri TV / NTV April 2014
Introducing the Ivory Coast !
Football ( soccer ) in the Ivory Coast
Didier Drogba : a National Hero

Newscaster

News Coverage
TBS : Tokyo Broadcasting System Television, Inc.
February 2014
Angouleme International Comics Festival :
Korea vs. Japan : Comfort Women
Made in Japan : The Popularity of Japanese Sake in France
The Popularity of Japanese "Bento" in France

Homecoming ! 

Variety / Documentary
MBS December 2013
Guinea, West Africa

Saturday Night Special :
Hitch Hiking Across Europe
From Naples to Paris : 2800 kilometres !

( Variety ) TV Tokyo, December 2013
Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Belgium and France

World Ranking
Ethiopia : The Surma of the Omo Valley !

Variety / Documentary
NTV August 2013
The Surma of the Omo Valley

Why a Japanese Person Living in Such a Place ?

Variety / Documentary
TV Tokyo August 2013
Gabon

"TOKYO FASHION EXPRESS Special"
"TFX meets Japan Expo Paris"

Fashion Documentary
NHK World July 2013
Japan Expo,Paris Fashion Week,
The Popularity of Japanese Fashion in Paris
Paris Airshow 2013
News Coverage
CBC June 2013

Nuclear Power in France

News Magazine
BS-TBS : Tokyo Broadcasting System Television, Inc.
June 2013

Bordeaux Wine:
Suntory's Chateau Lagrange

( Commercial : Publicity ) June 2013
promotional shoot for the agency Dentsu : footage made available to all the Japanese television networks.
Director : Douglas Lyon ( Excelman Productions )

Non-Fiction W
Nollywood !
Nigeria produces more movies than any other country !

Documentary
Wowow May 2013

"Super Infiltration!Realscope Hyper !"

Variety / Documentary
Fuji Television, May 2013
Greenland, Germany

Why a Japanese Person Living in Such a Place ?

Variety / Documentary
TV Tokyo, April 2013
Mozambique

Theater of the Future
The World's Largest Street Dance Battle !

News Magazine
NTV March, 2013

The Continent of Passion :
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu : European Tour !

Variety / Documentary
MBS February 2013
France, Belgium

NHK Special:
Hostage Crisis in Algeria:

Burkina Faso
( News / Documentary ) NHK February 2013
Director : Douglas Lyon ( Excelman Productions )

World Ranking
South Africa :
Zulu Stick Fighting !

Variety / Documentary
NTV February 2013

Lodges of the World

Variety / Documentary
NTV January 2013

"Super Infiltration!Realscope Hyper !"
Life on a Lake:

Unesco World Heritage:Ganvié, Benin
Variety / Documentary
Fuji Television December 2012

Koushu Wine in England !

December 2012 for Dentsu
London, England, Director : Douglas Lyon ( Excelman Productions )

The Power of Travel :
The Voice that Sings an Entire Life
Portrait of Henri Salvador (1917~2008)

Documentary
NHK BS Premium, November 2012
starring Kanji Ishimaru

World Business Satelite
Beaujolais Nouveau : the 2012 Harvest

TV Tokyo, October 2012
Dentsu

The Most Beautiful Towns in the World:
Semur-en-Auxois

Variety / Documentary
BS-TBS : Tokyo Broadcasting System Television, Inc.
October 2012

Rolling Stones
London

for Dentsu / Suntory July 2012
Director : Douglas Lyon ( Excelman Productions )

World Ranking :
Ethiopa

Variety / Documentary
NTV July 2012
The Hamer People and their Bull Jumping Ceremony!

"Imperial Journal”:
Voyages with an Imperial Couple
Akishi-nomiya Visits Uganda

( News / Documentary ) NTV June 2012
Uganda

Discoveries from Unexplored Regions of the Planet ! Nippon Shokudo

Variety / Documentary
TV Tokyo May 2012
Benin

World Ranking
Nigeria

The Town with the Most Twins in the World !
( and other stories )
Variety, Comedy
NTV February 2012
based on an idea by Douglas Lyon ( Excelman Productions )

Future Era : "Jipangu"
The Economic Developement of Nigeria,

and : Lagos or Nollywood ? The Hollywood of Africa !
News Magazine
broadcast by TV Tokyo on February 20, 2012
based on an idea by Douglas Lyon ( Excelman Productions )

Beaujolais Nouveau 2011

( Commercial : Promotional video ) For the agency Dentsu : footage made available to all the Japanese television networks. September 2011
Director : Douglas Lyon

World Ranking (Premier) :

The Newest Country in the World ! : South Sudan !
Variety, Comedy
broadcast by NTV August 2011

World Business Satellite Special :

The Success of Japanese Sake Marketing in Europe
Business News
broadcast by TV Tokyo May, June, 2011

Images of the Extreme :
The Dogon People of Mali

Variety, Comedy
Fuji Television April 2011
based on an idea by Douglas Lyon ( Excelman Productions ) starring Heisei Nobushi-Kobushi : the stars participated in the extraordinary Fish Festival of Bamba !

Overseas Monthly : Travel Salads !

(Travel Info, Magazine ) Asahi Broadcasting Corporation March 2011
Paris, Mount Saint Michel, Milan and Venice

World Cultural Heritage :
The Dogon People of Bandiagara, Mali

Documentary
broadcast by TBS : Tokyo Broadcasting System Television, Inc.
January 2011
Mali, Mauritania

Extraordinary Japanese ( according to the newspaper Le Monde )

Documentary
TV Tokyo November 2010

Images of the Extreme : Stick Fighting and the Beautiful Surma People of Ethiopia

Variety, Comedy
Fuji Television, September 2010
based on an idea by Douglas Lyon ( Excelman Productions )

Contemporary Close Up : The Cheetah Generation

Documentary : for the NHK March, April, 2010
Africa's Economic Developement : (with live satelite broadcast from Ghana produced by Douglas Lyon : Nigeria, Ghana

2010 World Cup ( soccer / football )

News Coverage
: NTV May, June 2010
Cameroon, South Africa

News 2,3
China's Economic Conquest of Africa !

News Magazine
for TBS : Tokyo Broadcasting System Television, Inc.
: March 2010
Zimbabwe

World Business Satellite Special :

VINEXPO and The Impact of China on the French Wine Industry
Business News
for TV Tokyo June, 2009
Directed by Douglas Lyon

The Potato that will Save the World !

Documentary
for NHK March 2009
Nigeria, Uganda

The Historic Inauguration of the Prime Minister of Integrity !

The Inauguration of Morgan Tsvangirayi ), The Economic Crisis, and Cholera Crisis of Zimbabwe !
News Coverage, and News Magazine
Yomiuri Television : February 2009
Zimbabwe

100 Japanese Who Change the World ! :
Mr. Yoshifumi Yamashita and French Cuisine

Documentary
broadcast by TV Tokyo October 2008

Cambria Palace : The Car of the Future :

Documentary style News Magazine
for TV Tokyo : October 2008
A Day in the Life of Carlos Ghosn : CEO of Renault and Nissan Motor Company

100 Japanese Who Change the World ! :
Ms. Fumiko Kono and French Cuisine

Documentary
broadcast by TV Tokyo September 2008

World Crisis 2008 : Part 2 :
China's Economic Conquest of Africa !

Special Documentary
for TV Asahi : June 2008
Gabon ( West Africa )

Princess Diana :

10 Years Since the Crash :
The Reality of Love, Discord and Death
Documentary
for TBS : Tokyo Broadcasting System Television, Inc.
July 2007
Starring Hitomi Kuroki July United Kingdom, France

World Reporter :

Victory over Declining Birth Rates :
A Study of Social Demography
Documentary
for NHK : April 2007 ( France )

Homestay in the World :
102 Countries, 620 Voyages Special

Reality Show / Documentary
for TBS : Tokyo Broadcasting System Television, Inc.
March 2007

Monday Night Special :
Alain Passard the King of Contemporary French Cuisine

Documentary
broadcast by NTV : November 2006 : France

The World Cultural Heritage :
Mother Africa and The Magnificent Sahara

Niger, Chad, Mali, Enedi : the Jewel of Chad, Mali :The Dogon People, Djenné : The Sacred City
Documentary
broadcast by TBS : Tokyo Broadcasting System Television, Inc.
September to November 2006

FBI Extrasensory Perception Investigator John Oliver Investigates the Death of Princess Diana :
An X-Ray of the Tragic Accident

Documentary
broadcast by NTV February 2006
Diffusé par NTV février 2006 : France

Square Enix : Final Fantasy :

at the Venice Film Festival, the Sitgès Film Festival, in France, and in Czech Film Festivals
News / PR Coverage for the agency Dentsu, and for Square Enix
Director : Douglas Lyon : Excelman Productions 2004, 2005
Italy, Spain, France, and the Czech Republic

The Continent of Passion :

Dr. Yoshihiro Kawaoka :
( World Renowned Virologist ) :
Aviary Influenza and the Ebola Virus !
Documentary
broadcast by TBS : Tokyo Broadcasting System Television, Inc.
November 2005, Gabon

JICA in Niger Special : The Smile of a Continent !

Documentary
TV Tokyo, August, September, 2005 : Niger
JICA = Japan International Cooperation Agency

The Wide : Spring Vacation Special :

10 Years Later : The Truth Behind the Death of Theresa Teng !
Documentary
for Yomiuri Television : March 2005

Yomiuri Newspaper : 130th Anniversary Special ! :
Ototake's : The Funnest Schools in the World !

Documentary
for NTV, February 2005
starring : Hirotada Ototake London, England

The Fountain of Trivia !

( Variety ) Fuji Television 2004
Chad, Cameroon, France

Paradise Embraced by Water !

Documentary
NTV, May 2004
starring : Kimiko Date

Virus Hunter !
In Search of the Ebola Virus !

Special Documentary
for ChuKyo TV's 35th Anniversary : October, 2004
starring : Dr. Yoshihiro Kawaoka Gabon

Takeshi Kitano's Truth Probe :
The Enigma of Princess Diana's Death :
In Pursuit of the Culprit !

Documentary
TV Asahi : September 2004

UNESCO : Nature's World Heritage :

Bulgaria, Spain, France, Italy, Switzerland, and Croatia
DVD Documentary Series : 2004

Beautiful Spaceship Earth :

Transforming Deserts to Gardens : New Agricultural Technics for Nomads !
Documentary
TV Asahi Oct. & Dec. 2003
Djibouti

Homestay in The World !
Ethiopia : The Koegu People

Documentary / Reality Show
TBS : Tokyo Broadcasting System Television, Inc.
October, 2002

Homestay in The World !
Ethiopia : The Konso People

Documentary / Reality Show
TBS : Tokyo Broadcasting System Television, Inc.
March, 2002

Korea vs. Tunisia Match
( Soccer / Football)

News Coverage
NTV February, 2002
Tunisia

Homestay in The World !
The Incredible Coffins of Ghana !

Documentary / Reality Show
TBS : Tokyo Broadcasting System Television, Inc.
February, 2002

Homestay in The World ! :
Ganvié : the Venice of Africa !

Documentary / Reality Show
TBS : Tokyo Broadcasting System Television, Inc.
Dec. 2000
Benin

Hostage Crisis in Greece

News Coverage
Fuji Television : November 2000

Homestay in The World ! :
Culinary Adventures in Zambia !

Documentary / Reality Show
TBS : Tokyo Broadcasting System Television, Inc.
October, 2000

Homestay in The World ! :
The Salt Caravan of the Afar People ! : Djibouti

Documentary / Reality Show
TBS : Tokyo Broadcasting System Television, Inc.
July, 2000

Riding Together :
Adventures in the Love Wagon !

Reality Show
Fuji Television May, 2000
Turkey, Bulgaria, Greece

World Cultural Heritage : Great Africa ! :
Mali, Niger, Senegal, Benin

Documentary
TBS : Tokyo Broadcasting System Television, Inc.
Dec. 1999 to Feb. 2000
The Baobabs of Senegal, the Niger River, The Sahara, The Tuareg People, Mysterious Timbuktu ! ( Millenium New Year's in Timbuktu ! )

See It And Believe It ! : Super Madame !

Documentary
TBS : Tokyo Broadcasting System Television, Inc.
: July 1999

Broadcaster :
Who is Philippe Troussier ?

Documentary style News Magazine
TBS : Tokyo Broadcasting System Television, Inc.
Directed by Douglas Lyon: Excelman Productions : June, 1999

Homestay in The World ! :
Dog Grooming in London !

Documentary / Reality Show
TBS : Tokyo Broadcasting System Television, Inc.
October 1999
London, England

Homestay in The World !
Stained Glass

Documentary / Reality Show
TBS : Tokyo Broadcasting System Television, Inc.
April 1999

Homestay in The World !
Cooking in Southern France !

Documentary / Reality Show
TBS : Tokyo Broadcasting System Television, Inc.
April 1999
The Cuisine of Southern France !

Millenium Special :
Tonight the Bell will Toll ! : Tracking the Killer : The Death of Princess Diana !

Documentary
Fuji Television, November 1998

World Cup 1998

News Coverage
for NHK - June 1998

World Cup 1998

News Coverage
Fuji Television

Susume Denpa Shonen ! Panyao !

Reality Show
NTV 1998
Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya, Greece, Bulgaria, Roumania, Ukraine, Russia, Finland, and Norway.
This was one of the most popular variety shows in the history of Japanese television. See this : Denpa Shonen : Panyao ! : Two boys hitchhiking from Cape Hope in South Africa to the northern most point of Norway. This was for us a six month long project and it was for many years one of the biggest secrets in the world of Japanese television ( the secret is now out, we can now admit the truth ) : that we were in fact there, organizing the adventures and misadventures without the knowledge of the travelers ( the stars ) We were getting an audience of up to 27 million !

See It And Believe It ! :
The Truth Behind the Death of Princess Diana

Documentary
for TBS : Tokyo Broadcasting System Television, Inc.
: September 1997

The Wide !
The Death of Princess Diana : The Investgation, The Funeral

Documentary style News Magazine
NTV : September 1997 ( France, England )

The Death of Princess Diana !

Live News Coverage
Fuji Television : September 1997

The World Cultural Heritage :

The Jewel of West Africa : The Republic of Mali : The Sacred City of Djenné, The Dogon People and the Cliffs of Bandiagara
Documentary
TBS : Tokyo Broadcasting System Television, Inc.
: December 1997 : Mali

News Station
Hermès and the Refugee Artist Children from the Sudan !

Documentary Asahi Television April 1997 : Uganda

NamaDara

David Ito Tour
Variety, NTV
( France; Belgium, Germany, Holland, The Czech Republic, Italy, Spain, Turkey, and Egypt ) July 1997

Super Morning

News Magazine
TV Asahi - diverse stories

Broadcaster

Documentary style News Magazine
TBS : Tokyo Broadcasting System Television, Inc.
various News stories

Naruhodo! The World Special :
The Lake Flies of Lake Victoria

Variety Style Documentary, February 1997, Kenya
Fuji Television

The Land of Light ! The Land of Drums ! : Sakata Akira in Africa !

December 1996 to January 1997 :
Senegal, Mali, Gambia
TV Tokyo, Documentary : 2 hour special

Exclusive Interview with Ibrahim Bare Mainassara, the President of Niger :

(A Week After the Coup d'Etat that brought him to power and 2 months before he was himself assasinated ) February 1996
News Coverage
for Fuji Television
( director, interviewer : Douglas Lyon )

Susume Denpa Shonen !
Saruganseki !

This is one of the most popular variety shows in the history of Japanese television :
see this : Denpa Shonen
Reality Show
Two boys hitchhiking from Hong Kong to London. It was one of the biggest secrets in the world of Japanese television at the time : that we were in fact there, behind the scenes, organizing the adventures without the knowledge of the stars. This was perhaps the very first Reality Show in the History of Television... : We handled Turkey and France and delivered them to their goal in London. 1996

Naruhodo The World :
The Touareg People of the Sahara : Niger

(Variety Style Documentary )
broadcast by Fuji Television : February 1996 :
This project was done during the civil war : our local logistics team were the Touareg rebels !

Sunday Project

France's Nuclear Tests
Documentary style News Magazine
for TV Asahi, May 1995

Rwanda Refugee Crisis : News Station / News Coverage
for TV Asahi

3 Months spent in the Republic of Congo
( then Zaire ) 1994
( Strangely, This was our begining of our love affair with Africa ! )

Rwanda Refugee Crisis :

1994, Goma, Zaire
Coordination for the Japanese Media Press Pool : News : Satellite Broadcasts / Satellite feeds in collaboration with Reuters Television )

The Van Gogh Affaire ( UNESCO AWARD) :

France, England, Holland
A Documentary directed by Hervé Dresen & co-produced by Charles Gazelle & Douglas Lyon
A co-production : Transparences Productions / Fuji Television et France 2, 1993

World Uplink

Fuji Television
over 250 news stories conceived and produced : 1991 to 1993

TV Dramas

Private Eye & Stewardess

Fuji Television : November 1996 audience : 26 million

Oishii Kankei ( Delicious Relations )

Fuji Television, December - 1996 audience : 23 million

With Love

Fuji Television, June 1998 audience : 23 million

Commercials

Stay Gold

agency : Nakahata Kokoku - directed by Masahiro Honda

Parco

agency : Dentsu - directed by Ellen von Unwerth

Matsuda Sentia

for Cox Project - directed by Kimi Takeshi

Live Satellite Broadcasts

Imperial Grands Prix Awards Ceremony

Pyramide du Louvre - FUJI TV - ( France ) - juillet 96

First ever live broadcast from the top of the Arc de Triomphe

World Uplink - FUJI TV - ( France )

Barbara Hendricks / Tour Eiffel

FUJI TV - ( France )

Rolland-Garros Tennis Tournament

TBS : Tokyo Broadcasting System Television, Inc.
Vision / Wow Wow - ( France ) - mai 96