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Independent Lens Episode: "Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo"

Season 12, Episode 23
Episode Synopsis: "Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo" explores Japan's love of insects, which is at odds with how most cultures react to bugs. The documentary includes remarks from Japanese philosopher Takeshi Yoro; visits Zen temples, Buddhist shrines and nature preserves; and features historical Japanese poetry and art about beetles.
Original Air Date: May 17, 2011

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Premiered: August 09, 1999, on PBS
Rating: TV-PG
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