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  1. Mifune: The Last Samurai (2016)

    Director
    Steven Okazaki
    Subject
    Film studies; Japanese studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 77 minutes; 61 minutes), £14.99

    Nearly 20 years after his death, Toshiro Mifune remains a giant of Japanese cinema. Rich with archive footage and personal reminiscences from family and friends, this Keanu Reeves-narrated documentary shines...

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  2. Then and Now (2012)

    Director
    Paul Johannessen
    Subject
    Environmental science; Geography

    This short (15 minute) introductory documentary, shot in November 2011 in Ishinomaki, Japan, looks at how the recovery from the Tsunami earlier that year is going. During a trip to Ishinomaki in November,...

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  3. Two Versions of Hell (2008)

    Director
    James T Hong
    Subject
    History; Media studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 1, 27 minutes), $295.00

    This is a multi-award winning documentary about Unit 731, Japan’s secret World War II biological and chemical weapons facility in the Chinese town of Harbin where biological weapons were developed during...

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  4. Hirohito Documentaries (2007)

    Subject
    History
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 0, 120 minutes), $9.99

    Three documentaries on Emperor Hirohito who ruled Japan from December 25, 1926 until his death in 1989. His reign was the longest of any historical Japanese emperor, and he oversaw many significant changes...

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  5. As You Like It (2007 Film)

    Director
    Kenneth Branagh
    Producer
    Kenneth Branagh; Judy Hofflund; Simon Moseley
    Subject
    Drama; Shakespeare
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 122 minutes), £17.99

    Feature film of As You Like It set in 19th century Japan. Adapted for the screen and directed by Kenneth Branagh with David Oyelowo as Orlando and Bryce Dallas Howard as Rosalind.

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  6. Japan and China: The Unforgotten War (2006)

    Subject
    Economics; History; Politics & government
    Distribution
    DVD

    Just a few sentences in a Japanese history textbook in 2005 sparked the biggest protests China had seen since 1989. The subject of those sentences— the Nanjing Massacre —occurred during World War II, but...

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  7. Kochuu: Japanese Architecture / Influence & Origin (2006)

    Director
    Jesper Wachtmeister
    Subject
    Architecture
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 53 minutes), £14.99 (QL) £145.00 Artfilms)

    KOCHUU is about modern Japanese architecture, its roots in the Japanese tradition, and its impact on the Nordic building tradition. Winding its way through visions of the future and traditional concepts,...

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  8. Idiot, The (2005)

    Subject
    Literature; Media studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 166 minutes), £19.99

    Kurosawa’s only adaptation of a Dostoevsky novel. His dramatisation uproots the novel’s Russian summer setting to a snowbound Hokkaido — the northernmost island of Japan. DVD extras: newly restored...

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  9. Seikan Tunnel, The (199_ Video)

    Subject
    Engineering
    Distribution
    Free loan, Videocassette. VHS. col. 36 min., Free loan

    Illustrates the construction of Seikan Tunnel, the world’s longest underwater tunnel, linking the Japanse islands of Hokkaido and Honshu under the Tsungaru Strait and completed in 1988. The tunnel runs for...

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  10. Nanjing Massacre, The (1998 Multimedia)

    aka: Nanking Massacre, The

    Subject
    History
    Distribution
    CD-ROM

    Historical materials relating to the Nanjing (Nanking) massacre, committed in December 1937 by the Japanese army in China. Includes 1000 pictures, 350,00 words of illustration and testimony in Chinese,...

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