Big Boys Club

After the devastation of World War II, Japan rose from the ashes to become a global powerhouse. This astonishing transformation depended on the vision and determination of the engineers and companies that developed powerful machines that could rebuild a new national infrastructure from scratch. This program brings this story up to date by exploring the innovations behind Japan’s latest generation of high-tech behemoths, from massive tunnel borers to high-reach demolition machines, and shows how they are shaping modern Japan – and the world.