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Program Title: The Essence of Being Japanese
EASC Code: JE-05
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Region/Country: Japan
Language: English
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Program Type: Documentary
Media Type: DVD
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Producer: Films for the Humanities & Sciences
Release Date: 2002
Running Time: 48 min.
Color or BW: Color
Program Abstract: Japan in the modern age: a people existing between the protection of the Kami and the geological dangers of earthquakes. This program covers the cataclysmic events of the 20th century---the devastating earthquake of 1923, the rise of militarism, the accession of Emperor Hirohito, and the American occupation of Japan---but its primary focus is on what makes Japan Japanese: the Shinto rituals which are part of modern merchantile life; such societal traits as conformism and determination, attitudes towards violence and brutality, business ethics and the life of the salary man, attitudes towards ethics, and the role of the Kami in modern Japan.
Data Entry Date: 10/14/2003