Filmed and released during the Japanese stock market crash, this movie perfectly captures the Japanese national spirit at the time it was made. In 1991, just like after World War II ended, the Japanese people collectively asked “How could this happen?” In fact, Miki Saegusa says that herself. While the symbolism isn’t very subtle either, this movie is not anti-American. Our related topics are nationalism and the US-Japan difficulties reaching a peak regarding trade.
This film was released in late 1991, and if you can find that year on this graph of the Japanese Nikkei 225 stock market average, you will notice that’s at a very pivotal and scary time for Japan.
Introduction: 0:00 – 1:59
Part 1 – Film Description: 1:59 – 7:23
Part 2 – Opinion and Discussion: 7:23 – 57:55
Part 3 – Related Topic: 57:56 – 1:28:24
Closing: 1:28:24 – End
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Editor: Brian Scherschel
Video Location: Three Rivers Water Filtration Plant, Confluence of the Three Rivers (St. Mary’s, St. Joseph, and Maumee), Fort Wayne, Indiana
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