SYNOPSIS: "Humdrum and yet spectacular in one man's small backyard factory in Tokyo, you are glimpsing the future.
CU Automated pincers
SV man putting on golfing gloves
GV man practicing golf stroke
SV Golfing man
SV machine, pan round basement, M.Igutshi into shot
SV M. Igutshi at work
GV machine in operation (3 shots)
GV M.Igutshi through door and back into house for tea with family
SVs Mr Igutshi and family (2 shots)
GV machine in operation (4 shots)
GV M. Igutshi speaking in Japanese
CU M.Igutshi and others practising golf (5 shots)
GV reporter out of factory door with golf club
GVs machine in operation
TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 15: Reporter: "As for M.Igutshi himself, he simply has more time for leisure and relaxation. And the nice little Japanese irony is that this model of small business enterprise feels that if only he had been smarter at school, if only he had been to university, he would now be doing something more valuable. He would be somebody, in his eyes anyway, of altogether greater virtue, a civil servant, rather than a one man band industrialist with robots heaving away in his garden shed."
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Background: SYNOPSIS: "Humdrum and yet spectacular in one man's small backyard factory in Tokyo, you are glimpsing the future. Monsieur Igutshi is his own boss. There are no employees. His three automatic plastic moulding machines need no human hand except to start and stop them. They are robot controlled........