The essence of being Japanese

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Antoine, Jean
Japan in the modern age: a people existing between the protection of the kami and the geological dangers of earthquake. This program covers the cataclysmic events of the 20th century--the devastating earthquake of 1923, the rise of militarism, the accession of Emperor Hirohito, the Greater East Asia Co-prosperity Sphere, the Pacific War, Hiroshima, and the American occupation of Japan--but its primary focus in on what makes Japan Japanese: the Shinto rituals which are part of modern mercantile life; such societal traits as conformism and determination, attitudes toward violence and brutality, business ethics and the life of the salary man, the attitude toward ethics, and the role of the kami in modern Japan. Originally produced in 1985 for the French series: Japon, le rêve et l'histoire. English version produced in 1989.
Lanchester, Robert
Films for the Humanities (Firm); Société nationale de télévision en couleur "Antenne 2."
Historical television programs; Educational television programs; Documentary television programs
Asian Culture; Japanese Culture; Government, Law, Politics; War, Military; Personal and Family Lives; Japan; National characteristics, Japanese; Japan -- History -- 20th century; Japan -- Civilization -- 20th century; Japan -- Foreign relations -- 20th century
North America; United States
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48 minutes; color


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A co-production of Antenne 2 ... [et al.] ; written and directed by Jean Antoine ; narrator, Robert Lanchester.
Other Identifiers
Filename: lms-089524; Fedora 2 PID: umd:10560; Handle Identifier: hdl:1903.1/3035; Catalog Key: alephsys004124685; OCLC: ocn707970649

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