From NHK's Japanology Plus tv show:
From compact point-and-shoot digital cameras to high-end SLRs, and those built into smartphones, cameras are a part of everyday life in Japan. Durability, affordability, and advanced features have earned Japanese-made cameras great popularity around the world. This time we explore Japan’s fascination with cameras.
I'm actually a big fan of NHK's documentaries, (Which you can watch on their Apple TV app if you don't have the channel) and I've seen a few episodes of this show before, so, as a photographer I was delighted to see the topic for this episode. I should point out though, that this is aimed at a general audience, not specifically Photographers.