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Today is the 75th anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing. So tonight’s film club is what exists on YouTube of the powerful, angry, and wonderful 1952 Hideo Sekigawa film Hiroshima. Paul’s post from earlier reminds me that I have talked about this before, but never embedded any of it. This is the 8 minute scene of […]

Samurai

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On November 5, 2017

OK. U.S. President Donald Trump has said Japan should have shot down the North Korean missiles that flew over the country before landing in the Pacific Ocean earlier this year, diplomatic sources have

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3/11

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On March 11, 2016
Five years today since the Fukushima earthquake and subsequent nuclear power plant disaster. Some links for this anniversary. The power plant is still leaking radioactive substances into the ocean, although obviously at far lower rates than immediately after the quake. The mixed international impact of the nuclear disaster, at Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. We […]

Setsuko Hara, RIP

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On November 25, 2015

Setsuko Hara, one of the greatest actors in film historym has died. Hara worked with most of the great Japanese directors of the postwar era, but her finest work was in the wonderful films of Yasujiro

Comfort Women

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On November 15, 2014
The level of denial in Japan over forced prostitution, rape, and colonized Korean “comfort women” in World War II is remarkable. Instead, the Japanese government’s narrative is that Japan is the victim in this story. Yeah, right. Between Germany and Japan, I know which one I’d put my money on as potentially being a threat […]
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