Tag: Japan

  • Mamoru Oshii: The Illusion of Peace (Patlabor 2)

    Mamoru Oshii: The Illusion of Peace (Patlabor 2)

    Unlike following past iterations of the Patlabor series by heavily focusing on political themes, the movie is heavily focused on domestic and international issues that the Japanese government faced during the 20th century. The film focuses on the post-occupation status of Japan, during which the country had economically, politically and technologically progressed under prosperous years without being involved in another war after the nation surrendered and was occupied by the Allied Forces after the end of World War II.

  • 原発20キロ圏内に生きる男 – Alone in the Zone

    福島の警戒区域にただ独り残る松村直登。Surviving solo in the Fukushima evacuation zone. For English subtitles, click “CC” button at the bottom of the video player. Two years since the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant went into full meltdown, and the resulting 20KM evacuation zone was enforced, one farmer still remains behind braving high levels of radiation and loneliness to tend to abandoned animals. His name is Naoto Matsumura, and he is the last man standing in the ghost town of Tomioka. Another farmer, Kenji Hasegawa’s town of Iidate was also evacuated due to high levels …

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