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Get ready for the ride of your life as ONLY in JAPAN's series producer John Daub hitchhikes the country for a month.
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I will be hitchhiking from the Kyushu in the south to Hokkaido in the north over the next 30 days.

The aim of this creative project is to document everyday on the road hitchhiking and put those sequences all together into a full length film. At the end of the trip, I will have a video that will not only entertain but will give you a good look at Japan from the point of view of a hitchhiker.

I know this will be an interesting month because I've done this before. In 2003, I hitchhiked from Wakkanai, the northern most tip of Hokkaido to Kagoshima in a month. It was one of the most incredible experiences in my life and the video I made of that experience has been aired on Japanese TV as well as local channels in the USA in 2004.
Like with the video series I produce on YouTube, this will have loads of information and adventure.

This Kickstarter project is aimed not just at fans of my YouTube series but anyone who wants to take an adventure in a far away land.

YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/ONLYinJAPANWAORYU

Risks and challenges

Risks include problems with my health or possible crime on the road.
But rain or shine, I'll be out there.
There is always risk when hitchhiking, but I've done this over 20 times without incident and by the end of this trip, you will get a sense of how safe Japan is.

I have stopped all other projects to dedicate my life on this for the next 6 weeks to make sure I can complete everything from start to finish.

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    The Good Luck

    Your support is very much appreciated! Your name or nickname will be credited in the last video of this trip.

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    The Download DVD + Postcard

    Receive a postcard from Japan at the completion of the trip and a downloadable copy of the DVD.

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    3 Collectable DVDs & 1 Postcard

    Buy 2 get 1 free plus a postcard!
    I was asked for this by a couple of backers who want to buy more than one DVD for gifts :)

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    Postcard from the road with a Japanese stamp delivered by April 20th *if the project has been fully funded by then.

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    The Collectable DVD (Early Bird)

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