Cinema of Japan Essays

  • Seven Samurai Film Analysis

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    Not only Samurai is popular in Japan, it also brings attention from the Western country towards its tradition. Since Seven Samurai (Shicinin no Samurai, 1954), directed by Akira Kurosawa known as the most reputed samurai film directors, became well known to the world, films associated with samurai then continue to appear throughout the visual world until the mid 1970s when it started to fade away. Thereafter, in the 21st century, samurai films slowly reappear in cinemas whereas the character role is

  • Gender In Yasujiro Ozu's Tokyo Story

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    Because of its regular top of the list in most film polls, Tokyo Story has gained a considerable reputation in the eyes of film lovers and critics over the years. The Japanese drama film was released in 1953, having been written by Kogo Noda and Yasujiro Ozu who is also the director of the film. Yasujiro Ozu is a described as a master of the art in filming who reigned in the period 1903 to 1963, he was entirely dedicated into his work which explains his success in the industry. The storyline of the

  • Akira Kurosawa's Ran

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    In 1985, Akira Kurosawa created Ran, a Japanese film adaption of Shakespeare’s tragedy, King Lear. The women in Ran are stronger and portrayed more feministically than in Shakespeare’s original play. Although Kurosawa changed the three main female characters to men, it was an action taken to accurately portray Japanese culture and should not be taken as offensive or antifeminist, in addition Kurosawa adds strong female characters that were not present in King Lear. In Shakespeare’s play, the three

  • Funny Games Film Analysis

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    Funny Games is a bruised forearm movie (your date seated beside you bruises your forearm by grabbing it too hard because the dude with the oversized chainsaw just completely feminised the hell out of that handsome jock). It is one of the most viscerally assaulting pictures ever produced; a film so utterly subversive in craft that rivals the greats of Hitchcock or Carpenter. “Funny Games” is a masterwork of horror, a film that pierces our minds with stunning imagery, symbolism, dark humour and, implicit

  • Analysis Of Godzilla

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    a work, being one of the first franchises to leave Japan after the Second World War. I would dare to say that it was the work that allowed Japan to resurface from its foundations and then become the power that it is now. Called Gojira in its original language, the Japanese, it is a fictitious monster very popular in the twentieth century film culture. It appeared for the first time in 1954, in the film 'Gojira', produced by Toho Studios in Japan. To date, he has participated in 37 films of Japanese

  • Star Wars Analysis

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    cultural and social impacts of the Star Wars saga. I personally find this topic very interesting due to some of the stark similarities between some of Akira Kurosawa’s work and George Lucas's Star Wars and I hope to show them in this report. In 1910 Japan Arika’s father Isamu, a school teacher decided to start taking his son to see American Westerns like John Ford films instead of Japanese films. Isamu was open to western

  • Colonialism: The Korean Mountainous Peninsula In East Asia

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    regime) and South Korea (capitalist regime). In 19th century powerful nations: Japan, USA,

  • Japanese Cinema As The Golden Age Of Japanese Cinema

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    The postwar Japanese cinema is regarded as the Golden Age of Japanese cinema. The films produced during that period also underwent a major transition since the start of the war. In the first part of this academic essay, I will touch on the brief history of films produced during the war and how the global, political and industrial development after the war helped to kickstart the film industry into the Golden Age. In addition to that, I will talk on how the change in conditions mentioned above led

  • Nanjing Massacre Analysis

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    the Nanjing Massacre as an “incident” with relatively few causalities in Japan’s new secondary school history textbooks at the start of 2005, have become a rally point for expressions of Chinese nationalism, as demonstrated by the eruption of anti-Japan protests throughout China in 2005, 2010 and 2012, respectively

  • Summary Of 'The Ice Man' By Haruki Murakami

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    Essay on "The Ice Man" by Haruki Murakami Haruki Murakami was born in 1949 in Kyoto, a city in Japan. He lived his life in a time and place, where traditions had an absolute influence on people and were very highly valued. This inspired him when he was writing his stories. For influence, he had to read Western literature. In his works, Haruki Murakami discusses arranged marriage in the second half of the 20th century in his country and supports the idea that people should be free to choose who they

  • Case Study Of Ajinomoto (Malaysia) Berhad

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    AJINOMOTO (Malaysia) Berhad Part 1: COMPANY BACKGROUND According to Bloomberg, Ajinomoto (Malaysia) Berhad founded in 1961. It was the first Japanese companies that set up in Malaysia. It is acting as producer of Monosodium Glutamate. It produces and sells the monosodium glutamate. It is controlled under the Consumer Business and the Industrial Business segment.Besides, the company also consists of industrial products that was in liquid or powder form. For example, AJI-AROMA is an enhancer for

  • Japanese Colonialism: Exploitation And Oppression In Korea And The Philippines

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    coercion. Japan was one of the countries who colonized the others. For the purposes of this paper, Japanese Colonialism will be viewed both as a source of civilization and a source of exploitation and oppression. Specifically, this paper will discuss the consequences of this rule in Korea and the Philippines. Japanese Exploitation and Oppression in Korea The late nineteenth century tells how Japan tried to include the Korean Peninsula in expanding its empire. It was in 1910 that Japan was able

  • Honda Motor Company Case Study

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    The Honda Motor Company, Ltd. was formerly established in the great country of Japan in 1949 by Soichiro Honda and Takeo Fujisawa. The first product that was introduced to the world was called the “Dream” D-type motorcycle. The main focus that founder Soichiro Honda built the company around was to create new values and not to imitate other companies who produced similar products. In 1959, Honda Motor Company, Ltd. entered into the Unite States as the American Honda Motor Company. They settled in

  • Cultural Influences In The Grudge

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    The Cultural Influences in Japanese Horror Film and Its American Remake (A case study of Ju-On: The Grudge (2002) and The Grudge (2004)) Abstract: Hollywood has produced a number of remakes of Asian horror films, especially Japanese horror films. As the remake is embodies the cultural aspects or American point of view, this research is conducted to see the cultural differences between Japanese horror film and its Hollywood’s remake. Using Joseph Champoux 's observational model and David Edelstein’s

  • Hafu Essay In Japan

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    Hafu is the term used in Japan to describe children of half Japanese descent. This term is derived from the english “ Half “ which indicates that a person is only half of the Japanese culture. According to hafujapanese.org this term originated in the 1970's and is now the most commonly used label for half Japanese children. Being called half might seem like an insult to some people, in Japan it is not really meant this way. In a YouTube video where Japanese got asked about what image they have about

  • Life In The Seafarer

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    During the tenth century, life for men and women was short and infant mortality rates were extremely high. Life for the Anglo-Saxons was exceptionally unsafe, as they could die at any moment as a result of disease, starvation, a small feud, a war, or capital punishment. Entire kingdoms would collapse, buildings were burned to the ground, and rulers were assassinated as a result of power struggles between neighboring groups. Humans observed the strong presence of death and destruction surrounding

  • Tokyo Persuasive Essay

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    Tokyo Hey friends did you ever want to go to Tokyo if not I’ll try to convince you that Tokyo is a fun place to go to.Tokyo is a cool place with several things to do at night or in the day. In Tokyo the people speak Japanese a language written in symbols. If you want to go to Tokyo then depending on your preference and budget you would like a different flight ticket most tickets stop at more than 10 hours,so if you don’t like long flights then say goodbye to Tokyo. If you can stand the long flight

  • Imperialism Debate

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    Moderator: This debate will be focused on the topic of imperialism by the United States. Joining us tonight is author Mark Twain and President Theodore Roosevelt. Each speaker will receive the same question and will state his opinion. Afterwards there will be an open discussion, until the next question is asked. Starting with you, Mark Twain, do you support or oppose imperialism? Twain: I will begin by blatantly stating that I am opposed to all imperialism that has been done and will be done by the

  • Essay On Japanese Immigration

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    American history”. According to an official survey of 1940 approximately 127,000 people of Japanese ancestry lived in the United States, the majority of which living on the West Coast and a third being born in Japan. Some of these people could not own land, become American citizens or vote. After Japan bombed Pearl Harbor in December of 1941, rumors started to spread which was fueled by race discrimination, of a plot among Japanese Americans to sabotage the war effort. In the early 1942, the Roosevelt administration

  • The Asuka Period

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    before. In the early years, Buddhism has faced political opposition and opposition from the national religion of Shinto, but just a few decades, a new faith received official approval and definitively established. In the early years of entry into Japan, Buddhism was the religion of a relatively simple with a small number of deities who needed images, but through what some hundred years it has gained