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JAPAN, A POWER CRISIS

52'
format hd
New
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Between 1895 and 1945 Japan was constantly at war in South-East Asia. After its defeat in 1945, Japan pushed the population to turn inward to a strong and revisionist nationalist power. But is this ideology from the past a threat to its present democracy?

The documentary is built around present footage in four places that resonate with Japan's past, i.e. Tokyo, a place where electoral issues coalesce; Manchuria, the region conquered by Japanese imperialism; Okinawa and American post-war occupation; and Nagasaki, the symbol of modern-day Japan. These places make it possible to shed light on Japan's confrontations with the West, the geopolitical tensions in South-East Asia and Japan's democratic politics.
 

Director(s) : WATANABE (KENICHI)

Producer(s) : ARTE FRANCE, KAMI PRODUCTIONS

Production Year : 2016 - 2017
Language(s) : German, French

Rights : DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, TV, VOD

Territories : Worldwide.