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Shinkansen “7-Minute Miracle” Behind the Scenes Turnaround

I went behind the scenes with the Shinkansen bullet train TESSEI cleaning crew to film their “7-Minute Miracle” turnaround. Filmed in October 2014. Shot, produced and edited by Charli James, with additional shooting by Hironobu Itabashi. Published by Tokyo Metropolitan Government and for educational use by Harvard Business School.

This viral video has been viewed over 6 million times, and written up internationally in the Wall Street Journal, Quartz, The Japan Times, Traveller AU, Telegraph UK, The Mirror, Business Insider, New Delhi TV, BFMTV France, HuffPost Quebec, Brasil Post and more.

Hear me speak about filming this video and its popularity on ABC News Australia Radio here.


Tokyo Bunny Café Serves Up Snuggles to Stressed-Out Customers

Step inside Ms. Bunny, one of Japan’s famous rabbit cuddle cafés, and meet the fluffy employees that draw hundreds of customers a day. Shot, produced and edited by Charli James. Filmed in October 2014, published by Yahoo! Travel in January 2015.

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