Episode 2 2 / 2 Sue Perkins enjoys a night out with geishas and goes free diving with the ama divers. Series 1, Episode 1. Sue Perkins embarks upon a trip around Japan. Originally coming to prominence through her comedy partnership with Mel Giedroyc in Mel and Sue, she has since become best known as a radio broadcaster and television presenter, notably of The Great British Bake Off (2010–2016) and Insert Name Here (2016–present). Trailer: Japan with Sue Perkins. Birth rates are falling and the population is shrinking. Sue Perkins visits Japan, a nation caught between a hi-tech future and a traditional past. She was ranked sixth in The Independent on Sunday ' s 2014 Rainbow List. Air date: Sep 25, 2019 Sue Perkins enjoys a night out with Kyoto's geishas, goes free diving with some ama divers and visits Hiroshima. Sue Perkins starts her journey in Tokyo, Japan's glittering capital city and home to 36 million people. Sue Perkins takes a trip around Japan. She finds a nation caught between the demands of a hi-tech future and the pull of a traditional past, where people work long hours but struggle to find time for love and relationships. Supporting Content. Japan with Sue Perkins review – cute, candid ... and heavy on the cliches 3 / 5 stars 3 out of 5 stars. Japan with Sue Perkins Inspired by a childhood friendship Sue Perkins travels around Japan experiencing a nation caught between the demands of a high-tech future and the pull of a traditional past.