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Use of Animals in Japanese Fables

- Japanese Fables The influence from within and everywhere else. Think back to when you were a child and to when your parents read you stories. Chances are pretty good that some of the stories you encountered were fables. For those people who do not know what a fable is, it is a story that uses animals in the place of using human beings. In researching Japanese tales, I did not have a hard time finding an abundance of fables. In relating fables to the Japanese life, I discovered that animals play an important role in Japanese culture....   [tags: Japanese Fables]

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Overview of Japanese Manga

- To the Western world, Japan, its’ people and culture included, is an intimidating mystery. Yet, the intimidation that Westerners associate with the Japanese comes not from Japan’s foreignness (relative to Westerners), but rather from the image of Japan and its’ people that Westerners have grown up with. Focused solely on their work and success, the Japanese people turn their backs on their personal pleasures and emotions; the romantic and passionate does not apply to the Japanese. That is the picture that Westerners have created of Japan and her people....   [tags: japanese culture]

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Japanese Society and Culture

- Many of us, if not everyone, has heard of the country of Japan through various means. Possibly through popular films such as Godzilla or the renowned horror films which the country produces. Perhaps through the various anime TV shows that have been dubbed in English creating a massive fan base here in the United States, or the massive franchise Nintendo that has filled our child memories with countless hours spent in front of a screen playing Mario or Pokémon. One way or another the Japanese have shared their culture with a huge audience but thats only scratching the surface of the Japanese culture....   [tags: Japanese Essays]

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Modern Japanese Literature and Theater: Betsuyaku Minoru Japanese

- Japanese modern theater has gone through several changes during the years. From the early attempts of 1870 to reform the Kabuki, which resulted in the new form of shin-kabuki to the creation in the 1960s of shugekijo undo (Little theatre movement). One of the individuals that made an impact in Japanese modern theater is Betsuyaku Minoru. The following essay would be talking about Betsuyaku and his contribution to modern theater in Japan. In the Japanese state of Manchukuo on April 6, 1937 Betsuyaku Minoru was born....   [tags: japanese modern theater]

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Depiction of Japanese Culture in Anime and Manga

- Japanese well-known product, anime and manga, have become increasingly popular throughout the whole world. Alverson (2013) have noted that in New York Comic Cons (New York Comic Convention), the amount of people attending the event has been increasing since 2000 (p. 23). Exner (2012) also appreciate the fact that anime has become mainstream form of entertainment (p. 28). So, what are they. In many people’s understanding, anime are Japanese cartoons and manga are Japanese comics. This belief is not wrong, but there are some fundamental differences that differentiate anime and manga from American comics and cartoon....   [tags: Japanese Animation]

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Influence of the Samurai on Modern Japanese Society

- Introduction Throughout History, there have been many different groups or events that are still widely known today. Groups of people such as the Indians or Vikings are popular groups which are referenced constantly in today’s society. However, none of these groups is more known or referenced than the Japanese Samurai. Originating in 646 AD, these Japanese warriors developed from a loose organization of farmers to the dominant social class in Feudal Japan. Along with their dominant military and political standing, the samurai brought with them a unique code or moral belief that became the core of Samurai culture....   [tags: Japanese Culture]

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Traditional Shinto & Modern Japanese Business

- The nation of Japan, even more so than other countries, has a long, long history behind it. It's a country dating back as far as the B.C. Era, and that has experienced various powerful events that has shaped the country since its birth. As with other nations, an important part of their past lies in their religion. Before they were introduced to Buddhism and other outside religions, which had a large impact on their society, the Japanese followed something known as Shinto. As the one religion that can truly be called “Japanese,” it follows that its influences would still remain in the eyes of the people and only aided by a traditionally xenophobic view of the world....   [tags: Japanese History ]

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Overview Of The Japanese Society

- Japan represents a country with the same amount of land area as the state of Montana, but contains a unique culture richer than the vast oil fields of the Middle East. The culture of Japan has been growing, changing, and evolving ever since the first signs of civilization nearly 12,000 years ago (“Japan”). The Japanese culture of today stresses the necessity of proper etiquette in order to earn respect, one of the most important aspects of their society (“Japan – Language”). Knowing the proper etiquette is like memorizing a new language, due to the fact that you must use different behaviors and actions depending on the location or the people involved....   [tags: Japanese Culture, Customs, Traditions]

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Japanese Attack On Pearl Harbor

- ... The internment camps were sort of better, situated in the middle of nowhere, with dust covered its entire atmosphere and barren land. In the desert with extreme climates, dust storms happened frequently. Lack of facilities and medical services led to overcrowded and unsanitary conditions. With four directions covered by barbered wire fences, and armed guards standing every corner, watching closely to every of their actions and ready to fire, how was this called a living. A curfew would be set; two roll calls a day; attempting escapes, not obeying orders were punished as deaths, etc....   [tags: Japanese American internment]

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Shintoism and the Japanese Nation

- Shinto is the indigenous religion of Japan. Founded in 660 B.C., it traces back to the very first people to settle in Japan. Shinto focuses on ancestral worship and is deeply immersed in Japanese culture. Even though it is as ancient as Japan itself, Shinto is still very widely practiced by Japanese people today. However, over the years, it gained some influence from Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism. Over 50 percent of the Japanese population still practice Shinto. Shinto defined the Japanese’ lifestyle, however, there is no authoritative text of what or why exactly Shinto is around....   [tags: Shinto, Japanese, Takamagahara]

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Japanese Mafia: The Yajuza Membership

- The Yakuza, a criminal syndicate, whose membership numbers were once upwards of 80 to 100,000, today see their numbers drastically dropping by roughly thirty to forty percent. Today the Yakuza’s numbers are in the 50,000 to 70,000 range. A cause in this drop in members is due to the fact that those that hold high ranking positions within the organization are aging and dying off. But the organization is failing to fill those empty places with new recruits resulting in declining membership numbers....   [tags: japanese government, organization]

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Japanese American Internment Camps

- Was the internment of Japanese Americans a compulsory act of justice or was it an unwarranted, redundant act of tyranny which breached upon the rights of Japanese Americans. During World War II thousands of Japanese Americans were told by government officials that they had twenty-four hours to pack their things, get rid of any belongings of theirs, and to sell their businesses away for less than retail value. Although many people thought the Japanese American internment was needed to ensure U.S....   [tags: japanese american rights]

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Japanese Culture Analysis

- When most people think about Japan they come up with two opposing images. One image reflects the busy day life of this island; filled with salary man and companies. While the second image features an explosion of colorful LED lights and clubs that are common within the nightlife. Today in present day, Japan has evolved and flourished to become one of the top growing economies and industries in the world. Making Japan a prime and excellent area for jobs to prosper. One of these modern jobs that have flourished is the Hostess lifestyle....   [tags: Japanese Society]

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Japanese Earthquake Aftermath

- Introduction Words simply cannot appropriately depict the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami that devastated Japan on March 11, 2011. Japan is a developed country with the third largest economy in the world, behind the United States and China. The northeast border of Japan encountered an overwhelming natural disaster in the form of an earthquake that also created a massive tsunami and many strong aftershocks, which has affected Japan domestically and internationally. The aftershocks continually delayed recovery and have increased difficulty for search and rescue teams combing the disaster area for the deceased and wounded....   [tags: Japanese Earthquake]

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Japanese Fables: The Influences

- Think back to when you were a child, and when your parents read you stories. Do you recall any of these stories being about animals. Chances are good that you heard fables as a child. For those who don’t know what a fable is, a fable is a story that uses animals in the place of humans. In relating fables to the Japanese culture, I discovered that animals play an important role in Japanese culture. And as in most cultures, stories play a big role also. So by using common sense, any person could assume, and be accurate, that there are many fables in Japanese culture....   [tags: Japanese Fables, Japan, Fables, ]

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The Japanese Noh Theatre

- Japan is known for its unique gardening style, their diverse plants, their food, and their beautifully woven tapestries. Yet, most do not know about the history of their drama. Japanese Noh theatre is one of the most precise and prestigious art forms. It has been this way since the fourteenth century when Zeami first created Noh theatre. Zeami’s most famous plays, such as Kinuta, are still performed today. Japanese drama has not changed much since the fourteenth century because it has made a lasting effect on the culture....   [tags: Japanese history, influence on drama]

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Japanese Soldiers: The Samurai

- ... The training, barely, could take from the early morning till the late evening. Few other things, that the general student didn’t learn, were navigation, strategy, moral, and few others. But the most important lesson was learning the warrior code. With the help of this, they were introduced to the rules of morality and the law of “bushido”. Bushido stands for the “doing the work, that is dedicated to you (related to samurai).” This code of honor emphasized loyalty and bravery. This unusual code of honor referred to not only to martial rectitude, but also to personal rectitude....   [tags: japanese culture, loyalti bravery]

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Japanese Internment Review : The Prosecution Won For Me

- Japanese Internment Review The Prosecution won for me, the major legal issues, as presented by the debaters, appeared to be the question of whether fair and just trials were made for the Japanese Americans that would later be interned. It seems to me, from the evidence presented, that no legal discourse took place for the vast majority of Nisei, which is a serious problem considering that the majority of Nisei would have been full fledged American citizens. The Defense attempts to remedy this issue with the Executive Order 9066; however, the text of the executive order is relatively vague in terms of interning US citizens....   [tags: Japanese American internment, Japanese American]

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Tosa Nikki and Oku no Hoso Michi: Japanese Literature

- With many forms of literary work, there is bound to be similarities among them. The Japanese in particular are no exception. For example, they honor past literary works by commissioning literary pieces in their name. To the Japanese, imitation is regarded as a form of flattery. In particular, it is no surprise that Matsuo Basho’s traveling diary, Oku no Hoso Michi, shows any resemblance to Ki no Tsurayuki’s Tosa Nikki. Unlike any other works of its time, Tosa Nikki is a fictional travel diary written by Ki no Tsurayuki’s point of view as a woman....   [tags: Japanese Literature]

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Changes and Innovations in Japanese Literature in the Medieval Era

- There is a vast difference between the courtly airs of the Heian Period and the overall feeling of the following Kamakura Period that makes the younger of the two periods more appealing. The changes in Japanese literature during the Kamakura Period can be readily observed in many works, including the innovation in poet devices found in the Shinkokinshu, as well as the subject matters of different stories. We have the introduction of another ancient Japanese classic in Heike Monogatari, where the reader is assaulted with battlefield stories and upfront political warfare not seen to that extent before....   [tags: Japanese Literature]

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Internment of Japanese Canadians

- World War Two had a significant impact on Canadian history as the Canadian government revoked many rights and changed the lives of Japanese-Canadians that were interred. Between 1941 and 1945, over 21,000 Japanese-Canadians (in which over two thirds were born in Canada) were limited of their rights and freedom and were forced into internment camps "for their own good". The Japanese-Canadians were considered as enemy aliens by the Canadian government the day after Japan bombed Pearl Harbour. They lost many rights along with it and their property was confiscated as well even though the Canadian government promised that they would receive their property back after the war was over....   [tags: world war II, japanese-canadian]

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Japanese Internment After Pearl Harbor

- On December 7,1941 Japan raided the airbases across the islands of Pearl Harbour. The “sneak attack” targeted the United States Navy. It left 2400 army personnel dead and over a thousand Americans wounded. U.S. Navy termed it as “one of the great defining moments in history”1 President Roosevelt called it as “A Day of Infamy”. 2 As this attack shook the nation and the Japanese Americans became the immediate ‘focal point’. At that moment approximately 112,000 Persons of Japanese descent resided in coastal areas of Oregon, Washington and also in California and Arizona.3 A large number of Japanese initially migrated to Hawaii in the late 18th and early 19th century as a result of enormous boom...   [tags: Japanese Internment Camps]

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Onnagata: The Art of Woman in Japanese Kabuki

- The grace of a swan, subtle graceful movements, beauty, and finesse, these are all aspects of the Japanese Onnagata 1.The Onnagata (male actors portraying women) in Japan is viewed as the ideal women, according to the revered Misaki Isaka, their conduct “offstage is made responsible for artistry onstage, such as singing (ka), dancing (bu), and acting (ki)” 2. This is how Japanese society has come to view them over the years, but in reality, the Onnagata is a repressed individual that is not allowed to express their masculinity in any facet in society....   [tags: Japanese Society, Onnagata]

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Japanese Americans

- In the late 1860’s Japan was transitioning from feudalism to urbanization and industrialization. It changed from the Tokugawa-Meiji transition as the first Asian industrialized nation. At its peak, the Tokugawa period had the maximum for their required materials with the aid of foreign trade. Domestic commercial activities and limited foreign trade had met the demands for material culture in the Tokugawa period; the Meiji era had changed all of this with its development. Unlike the Tokugawa rulers, the Meiji rulers embraced the English and American notion of a market economy and adopted British and North American forms of free enterprise capitalism....   [tags: Japanese Immigrants]

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The Carnage and the Catastrophe: The Japanese Militarization of Zen

- Throughout Buddhist scripture there is a great amount of articulation against violence. The Buddha actively speaks against violence, but at the same time Buddhism promotes the spread of the dharma. Within Zen at War Victoria highlights the Buddha’s words, “until all sentient beings are united together through the exercise of infinite compassion, there will never be peace” (29). This quote became incorporated into the Japanese military and the inevitable nature of war was molded into this normally peaceful message....   [tags: buddhists, violence, japanese military]

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Japanese Poetry: The Roles of Poetry in Narrative Prose of the Heian Period

- The ninth century was one of major turning points of Japanese literature history, in which the kana syllabary was developed, along with abolishment of the legation to China (Handout 8). Moreover, the invention of the Japanese native writing systems served as a stimulus to the creation of a prose literature, as well as the births of prominent female writers (Handout 8). Two types of the prose went mainstream in the Heian literature: monogatari (tale) and nikki (diary) (Handout 8). Murasaki Shikibu’s Genji Monogatari (Tale of Genji) is probably the most famous work from the era and therefore I will focus on it as an example in the monogatari genre in this paper; as for the second genre, I will...   [tags: japanese studies, japanese history]

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The Internment Of Japanese Americans

- World War II was a defining time for the United States. The bombing of Pearl Harbor pulled citizens of the country together. Rosie riveted, victory gardens were grown, and war time propaganda posters hung in shop windows encouraging all to do their part for the war effort. During this time however one subset of the American people were not allowed to support the war effort by traditional means. They were forced to put aside their rights as Americans for what was thought the good of America. The internment of Japanese Americans following Pearl Harbor was triggered by discrimination and terror leading to a complete disregard of personal liberty....   [tags: Japanese American internment, World War II]

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Japanese Politics and Political Parties

- Introduction Japanese politics until 1994 has always been characterised by a single party dominance; this party is the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP). The LDP ruled the country for more than three decades, it in fact stayed in power from 1955 to 1994. With the defeat of LDP in 1994 and the creation of a new electoral reform the stale Japanese political situation, characterised by a confused voting system and by a weak central body was reshaped and most of its typical element's functions were changed....   [tags: liberal democratic party, Japanese communist party]

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Japanese Internment Camps

- World War II was a time of deliberate hate among groups of innocent people who were used as scapegoats. Japanese-Americans were persecuted due to the fact that they looked like citizens of Japan, who had attacked the United States on December 7th, 1941 at the naval base, Pearl Harbor. This hatred toward the group was due to newspapers creating a scare for the American people, as well as the government restricting the rights of Japanese-Americans. The Japanese-Americans were mistreated during World War II for no other reason than being different....   [tags: Japanese-Americans in WWII]

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Influential Japanese Playwrights

- Vengeful ghosts, evil demons, and people turned to animals. These are all features of a typical Japanese Noh play. The battles for power in medieval Japan are responsible for inspiring the creator of the noh genre in Japanese theater. The noh theater is interesting and colorful with an assortment of masks and costumes carefully crafted to represent the character they represent (Noh). Many of the great plays written by playwright Zeami Motokiyo, the most highly regarded of all in the genre, inspired many and helped make noh a success (World 114)....   [tags: noh theater, Japanese history]

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Japanese Summer Festivals

- Summer is the time for renewal and a chance to start over. Summer is the time when Japanese go all out in their festivals. You’ll see fireworks and beautifully colored paper mache floats. When you think of summer in Japan, you might imagine all the young girls wearing a yukata, or a summer kimono. You will see masses of people eating shaved ice-cream in the hot, humid weather. Not only are there winter and spring festivals, but there are summer festivals as well. Some festivals that occur during this season are: Sendai Tanabata Matsuri, O-bon, Hakata Gion Yamakasa Festival, Nebuta Festival and the Dai-Chochin Matsuri....   [tags: japanese festivals, yamakasa]

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The True Artisans of Japanese Artifact Swords

- Technology has steadily evolved to develop more innovative and productive techniques in the making of various crafts. In addition to enhancing the quality of products, the ability to create them at a higher rate has been discovered. However, quality and quantity are usually inversely proportional to each other. In more recent times consumers have begun to desire Japanese artifacts. Most producers attempt to sate this desire through mass production. While this alternative may be inexpensive, it lacks the high quality that true artisans can deliver....   [tags: Japanese artifacts, Japan, art, swords,]

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Present Day Japanese Tea Ceremony

- Present Day Japanese Tea Ceremony In Japanese culture, there are many traditions that are passed down from generation to generation and done in the same way as their ancestors. One of these traditions is the Japanese Tea Ceremony. The Japanese culture takes pride in traditions like this because it shows their culture and how customs were done in the past. But are these traditions necessary in today’s fast paced culture. In present day society, culture and tradition seem non-existent to the public, but to some people these traditions are very well alive....   [tags: Japanese Culture, Traditions, Ancestors, Tea]

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Internment of Japanese Americans: An Imprudent, Contentious Endeavor

- An unavoidable conundrum. To play it safe, or be the enemy. Following the jolting attack on Pearl Harbor, a great deal of Americans believed that the Japanese Americans, also called Nikkei, were untrustworthy and associated with the enemy. Rumors flew that the Nikkei exchanged military information and had obtained secret connections. However, these claims were never brought to light, and to this day simply remain rumors. The U.S. government became suspicious about these accusations and demanded action....   [tags: Pearl Harbor, Japanese Americans]

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Japanese History : Japanese Education, Nationalism, And Ienaga Saburo 's Textbook Lawsuits

- ... This justification in creating an ostensible national myth through the removal of atrocities, such as Nanjing, stems from the ultra-nationalistic perspective that the ultimate purpose of post-war history should be the restoration of Japanese national identity . This view is explained in: “[Post-war Japan believed] students, and teachers ought to devote themselves wholly to their duties as imperial subjects and to the maintenance of the kokutai (national essence)… the ongoing battles over educational content have been one of the crucial fronts in a long-running struggle over the identity of the nation itself” Yoshiko and Hiromitsu’s overview of the emperor-centred perspective of post-war...   [tags: World War II, Nationalism, Japanese war crimes]

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The Impact Of Japanese Americans During World War II

- After the bombing of Pearl Harbor by the Japanese in the midst of World War II on December 7, 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt ordered the relocation of all Japanese Americans to concentration camps in February 1942. This forced incarceration of over 120,000 Japanese Americans from the West Coast was due to the fear that they were loyal to the Japanese government and served as spies, thus deemed to be a security risk. The internees lost all their property and were forced to live in horrid conditions....   [tags: Japanese American internment]

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Man’yōshū and Kokinshū Hallmark of The Japanese Poetic Form

- The Man'yōshū can be interpreted as either “Collection of Ten Thousand Leaves” or “Collection for Ten Thousand Generations” was the first anthology of poetry written by Japanese poets. Its significance is captured by the dramatic title, as it has indeed endured for countless generations and influenced the whole of Japanese verse through history. Though the collection includes poems from the lower classes as well as “primitive” songs from centuries before, the contents of the twenty volumes are mostly courtly verses from the upper echelons of Japanese society (Brower 89)....   [tags: anthology, japan, japanese history]

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The interactional nature of suspended clause constructions in Japanese

- In spoken Japanese, subordinate clauses often occur without their main clauses. Ohori (1995; 1997) called them suspended clause constructions (SCCs) and formulated that a SCC occurs when “the intended message is either contextually inferable or conventionalized.” However, it is not very clear when and how the conversational participants know whether the intended message is contextually inferable (or conventionalized) or not, since a SCC and a “non-suspended version” of subordinate clause are not totally distinct category....   [tags: Linguistics, Spoken Japanese]

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Highest Grossing Film in Japanese History

- Studio Ghibli’s film, Spirited Away, grossed 230 million when it was released in 2001, becoming the highest grossing film in Japanese history. With flawless animation and a proper lesson to be learned, it’s appeal is apparent to the audiences who view this film. However, interweaved within the story of a young 10 year old girl stuck in a supernatural world, lies evidence of Japanese traditions that Hayao Miyazaki wishes to make visible to the audience. This admirable film uses a fantasy plot and setting to cover-up the traditions hidden beneath the setting and actions of the film....   [tags: Spirited away,japanese film,western civilization]

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Japanese Internement Camps

- How would you feel as a child, having to be taken away to an internment camp. The Pearl Harbor bombing in 1941 was devastating. It brought pain to friends and families who lost loved ones. Not only them but the Japanese Americans who were placed in internment camps. They were considered “unfit” and dangerous to live in American communities. Due to the Pearl Harbor bombing, Executive order 9066 sent over 120,000 Japanese Americans to relocation centers, driving them through devastating afflictions just because of their Japanese ancestry....   [tags: World War 2, Japanese in US soil]

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Japanese Prejudice in Fact and Fiction

- Japanese Prejudice in Fact and Fiction The novel Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson is about the way Japanese Americans were treated in the United States during the time of Pearl Harbor and afterwards. Guterson got his inspiration for a novel about a court trial full of prejudice from Harper Lee’s novel To Kill a Mockingbird. His father was a lawyer, so Guterson was able to reenact a realistic trial that could have occurred during the late 1940s in the book (Sherwin 1). Kabuo Miyamoto, the man accused of murder in the book, is presumed guilty because he looks different....   [tags: Discrimination Japanese Japan Essays]

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Japanese-Americans Internment Camps During World War II

- The Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28th 1919 by the Germans in order to obtain world peace. However, this agreement seemed to only provoke the nation. According to the clauses of the document, Germany would have to pay for all damages caused by the war and they even had to claim full responsibility for initiating the war, often referred to as the War Guilt Clause. The German population also felt resentment with the government for giving away so much land to the various countries that had won the war....   [tags: Japanese Internment Camps]

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Discrimination and Stereotyping of Japanese-Americans

- With the attacks on the United States by terrorists, many Americans have been experiencing feelings of fear, sadness and tremendous anger. Many of Middle-Eastern descent have been experiencing great prejudice and discrimination and are being stereotyped as terrorists. These types of feelings are very prevalent in American society today. Similarly, though not widely as discussed, Japanese-Americans have felt these feelings directed toward them for several generations. Going from the extreme of being herded to internment camps after the surprise attack of Pearl Harbor, to the more commonplace, being stereotyped in the entertainment industry and internet sites, prejudice, discrimination and s...   [tags: Racial Prejudice Japanese-Americans]

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Japanese Internment Camps : An Important Part Of American History

- Japanese internment camps are an important part of American history. They represented and showed much of the change that happened around World War II. Although many people may say that races other than African-Americans were not that discriminated against, that was not the case. The Japanese-American People lost their homes, livelihood, and were separated from their families. More people should know about this event so as to learn from it and let something similar never to repeat it. Japanese internment camps should be an event all new American’s learn about because of its importance in World War II, the influence racism had on the camps, and for being one of the biggest violations of civil...   [tags: Japanese American internment, World War II, Hawaii]

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Internment Of Japanese Americans During World War II

- ... In an analysis of Poston, Minidoka, Northwestern Tule Lake evacuees, and California resident Tule Lake evacuees, the Japanese Evacuation Research Study found that issei men were more likely to have been employed in agricultural work, have some high school education, and be Buddhist. This is a reflection of their national origins, likely, just as the general findings of the nisei show that their cohort is a reflection of American society at the time. In the same study, nisei were more likely to have completed high school or at least 1 year of college and affiliate themselves with Christianity....   [tags: Japanese American internment, World War II]

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Japanese Internment Camps: Unlawful Containment of U.S. Citizens

- During WWII Germany was not the only country that was holding their citizens without justifiable cause. Pearl Harbor on O’ahu in Hawaii was attacked by Japanese warplanes on December 7th, 1941 causing a chain reaction that would destroy thousands more lives as the war developed within the United States. The unexpected attack led many Americans to fear that there would be another surprise attack. Leaders pressured President Roosevelt to do something about the Japanese who were living in the United States at the time....   [tags: pearl harbor, japanese-americans, security risk]

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Japanese Internment During World War II

- There are many events throughout history that have shown civil liberties being taken away from people. America still dedicates a day every year to a man who killed and nearly eradicated an entire race of people. Christopher Columbus is honored with a national holiday in his name. The attack on Pearl Harbor is taught to every child in the American school system, but Japanese Internment during World War 2 is taught in significantly less schools, and not until middle school. The government was suspicious of all Japanese-Americans during World War II, and so in all the camps they sent out a loyalty questionnaire....   [tags: Japanese American internment, World War II]

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Canadian Government’s Compensations for Japanese Canadians Interments in World War Two

- ... Even though the money from the sales was kept by Custodian of Enemy Alien Property and held in account under the owner’s name, there was no interest and only limited amount of money, hundred dollars per month, was allowed to be taken out by the owner. Moreover, the law did not allow the Japanese Canadians to work if they had money in their account (Hickman & Fukawa, 2011). This prevented Japanese Canadians from building their financial status and getting involved in Canadian economic for many years....   [tags: anti-japanese policies, financial damages]

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Japanese And Japanese : Japanese Politeness

- 3.1. Japanese politeness Before observing some results of experiments with MT between Japanese and English, it must be mentioned that Japanese has its characteristic that strongly distinguishes it from other languages, the Japanese honorifics or politeness system. Every time, when Japanese people speak or write Japanese, they have to determine which style they should apply, a “polite style” or a “flat style”, to their utterance or writing. Of course, this decision is made unconsciously and then with no time lag according to a situation they are in....   [tags: Translation, Source text, Machine translation]

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Turning points in modern Japanese history

- Turning Points in Modern Japanese History The late nineteenth century marked the changing of government, policy, and culture within Japan. In order to understand the nation-state as it is known today, it is important to note key events in the turning of the Meiji Nation in to what is now known as modern Japan. Due to primarily discourse between Japan and China, and later Japan and the United States, the modern nation's expansive empire was annihilated. Militarism and expansionism disappointed the empire as China thwarted the Japanese efforts, with the help of the United States....   [tags: Japan Japanese History]

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Japanese-Americans and the Constitution

- Japanese-Americans and the Constitution A Review of the Smithsonian's "A More Perfect Union" Website Brief Description and Museum's Purpose "A More Perfect Union: ..." is organized as a chronology of events centering around one basic theme: the confinement of Japanese-Americans to "concentration camps" during WWII. I believe the message being conveyed to the public is one of a major apology to these Japanese-Americans and their descendants for the great injustices forced upon them. In addition, the museum attempts to warn the overall public that since such a violation of the constitution has proven possible in the past, we cannot blindly rely on the fabric of our constitution to prevent...   [tags: Japanese-Americans concentration camps WWII]

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Japanese Animation and Identity

- Japanese Animation and Identity In Orientalism, Edward Said claims that, “as much as the West itself, the Orient is an idea that has a history and a tradition of thought, imagery, and vocabulary that have given it reality and presence in and for the West” (5). The complex network of political, economical, academic, cultural, or geographical realities of the Orient called “Orientalism” is a way of coming to terms with the Orient, or to be less geographically specific, the Other. Although Said defines Orientalism to be specifically Franco-British experience in the Arab world, his basic arguments can be applied to the process of Othering in a more general sense....   [tags: Orientalism Japanese Culture Technology Essays]

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Violation Or Infringement Of Constitutional Rights Of Japanese Americans During The Wwii Era

- ... As citizens, we tend to look at the U.S. Supreme Court as dispensers of justice as it upholds the Constitution (Gonzalez). However, at times, judicial reasoning is not always utterly impartial and impersonal. In these cases, Gonzalez believes that the Supreme Court is like any other social institution in that it is a prisoner of its times. In the same vein, the legislative process, and the President himself cannot always accommodate every single segment of the society. Public outcry and the leading sentiment of the day have been shown to have a substantive impact on legislative processes and presidential dictates (Gonzalez)....   [tags: Japanese American internment, World War II]

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Japanese Occupation in South-east Asia

- Japanese Occupation in South-east Asia Table of Contents Chapter 1: Introduction Background                                                  Pg. 3 Thesis                                                       Pg. 3 Research questions                                             Pg. 3 Rationale                                                  Pg. 3 Methodology                                                  Pg. 4 Chapter 2: Literature Review                                   Pg. 5 Primary sources                                             Pg....   [tags: Pacific War Japanese History Essays]

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Japanese Literature: Forms of Waka, Tosa Nikki and Oku no Hosomichi

- Literature, whether oral or written, reflects the society in which it is produced. The history of literature in Japan, in particular of poetry is quite extensive. If we begin with Manyoushuu, compiled in 770, until the present day, the history of waka is over one thousand two hundred years long. Such a vast collection of literature enables us to take a look Japanese history through its poetry and prose. The development of waka and the changes it underwent over time are not solely the reflection of an art form, but also of its authors....   [tags: Japan, waka, poetry, japanese poetry, kikou]

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Japanese Internment

- Japanese Internment The 1940’s was a turning point for American citizens because World War II was taking place during this time. Not only was America at odds with other countries, but also within its self. America is a huge melting pot full of diverse cultures and people from all nations. People travel from all over the world to the United States of America. These people had one goal in mind, a life of freedom and equal opportunity; or so they thought. The Japanese first began to immigrate to America in the 1860's in Hawaii....   [tags: Internment Japanese Americans History Essays]

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Japanese Art

- Japanese Art Japan’s Art, although sometimes over looked has evolved through many different periods. Its simplest forms in the Archaic period and last on its more complex period the Ego Period. Even though some skeptics believe that Japanese art can not compare to the art of the Greeks or Romans. Japanese Art yet simple is refreshing and has left Japan with wonderful shrines, paintings and traditions. The periods of Japanese art are the Archaic, Ask, Heian, Kamakura, Askikaga and the Ego periods....   [tags: Japan Artistic Arts Japanese Essays]

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A More Perfect Union: Japanese Americans and the U.S. Constitution

- A More Perfect Union: Japanese Americans and the U.S. Constitution Introduction Located on the third floor of the National Museum of American History, "A More Perfect Union" documents the forced relocation of thousands of Japanese Americans during World War II. The exhibit focuses on the violation of constitutional rights that occurred during this process. The purposes of this review are as follows: describe the scope, purpose, and message of the exhibit, analyze how that message is organized and communicated, evaluate the effectiveness of the exhibit, and interpret the exhibit as a cultural artifact....   [tags: Japanese Americans World War II]

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The Japanese Attempt to Erase Korean Culture, History and Identity

- Even though none of my relatives were killed or tortured by the Japanese, I am still afraid. I am afraid that my vicarious wounds still linger inside me, affecting everything I do. I know that they destroyed our cultural and spiritual circle that we maintained for five thousand years. They just had to leave a natural trace that actually became part of us. I don't know if I should hate them. It is ignorantly and unwittingly buried deeply in our unconsciousness. Natural hatred and attraction, like two inseparable sides of a coin, had confused me for so long....   [tags: Japanese History Korea Japan Essays]

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Photos of Japanese American Children in Internment Camps, 1942-1945

- Photos of Japanese American Children in Internment Camps, 1942-1945 Amid a growing anti-Japanese sentiment during World War II, President Franklin Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 on February 19, 1942, which called for the evacuation of all persons of Japanese descent from the West Coast. Many individuals and families evacuated to assembly centers and eventually internment camps in ten inland locations across the country. Among the more than 100,000 people of Japanese ancestry interned, many of those were children, and most of these children were American citizens....   [tags: Photos Japanese American Children Essays]

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Japanese Sexuality And Japanese Culture

- Historically Japanese sexuality has been very conservative and inclusive. The term the “old ways” has been mentioned in many cases in my research. This in itself suggests, that even in the modern era that Japanese sexuality continues to maintain it fundamentally conservative attitudes towards sex. Although, at the same time it seems that Japanese popular culture and media projects a sense of hypersexuality. This research paper is main goal is to launch into an exploratory research into the contradictory nature that is Japanese sexuality....   [tags: Gender, Male, Female, Sex]

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Comparing Japanese And Japanese Culture

- ... The Opium Wars began modern Chinese history. The Chinese, who were not used to this drug, became addicted and the the illegal trade and high demand threw the finances of the empire off. The emperor tried to restore order to his empire but his attempts to eliminate opium lead to a naval war. The unequal treaties was signed between a weakened China and the strong Western powers. It allowed the British to claim Chinese land and some ports and allowed British residents to follow British law instead of Chinese....   [tags: Qing Dynasty, China, Empress Dowager Cixi]

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The Internment Of The Japanese

- ... They had never gone through a situation where they were inflicted on a personal level. Americans due to this shock, looked for the guilty party to blame and hunted them down. They wanted them in prison and away from their homes and families, because they were afraid of being harmed. The reaction was understandable because it was a very delicate situation. It is fair to say that the Americans at the time of the crisis were afraid of these people and took great caution when around them. For instance, let us take 911 as a platform for this example....   [tags: Franklin D. Roosevelt]

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Second Sino-Japanese War

- Ethical judgments limit the methods available in the production of knowledge in both the arts and the natural sciences. Discuss. As our quality of life improves, we start to focus on our environment and other beings/organisms. During this process of focusing on other things, we encounter more and more ethical problems. This leads to the knowledge issue, to what extend does ethics limit a knowers’ acquisition of knowledge. Over time these ethical judgments lead to limited knowledge production, especially in the arts and natural sciences....   [tags: Mao, Rise to Power, Japanese History, War]

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Japanese Americans And Japanese American Culture

- Japanese-Americans (JA) have an extensive history in the United States. Immigrating in the late 1800s and early 1900s, there were roughly 800,000 Japanese-Americans during the 2000 census. It is estimated that there are more than that, however, and that many of those who identify as Asian typically identify as two or more races (Tanabe, 2000.). The Japanese-American culture has evolved through the decades since their arrival. While some families have remained steadfast in their cultural beliefs, others have experienced varying levels of acculturation....   [tags: Health care, Culture, Patient]

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Japanese and their Identity

- ... This led to him thinking he might have possibly done bad things even though he didn’t know,he might be thinking of himself badly.The characters had also became weaker physically. As mention, the boy and the girl was American , they liked school and hanged out with their friends causally. They were away from school and their friends when they were in the internment camp. In the internment camp the boy and girl told themselves that once they come back they would go to school , hang out with their friends,and join clubs....   [tags: When the Emperor was Divine]

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Medieval world reflected in Japanese literature: Examples of Changes and Innovations in Literature (Poetry and Prose)

- Even without knowledge of the history in Medieval Japan, one can easily learn that Kamakura era was right in the transition period of the government and that of worldviews among people. The warrior class was gradually and surely coming to power, only by looking into the literature works of the era. Perhaps Emperor Gotoba was one of the aristocrats who were threatened with declination of their status and culture, which could have been his motives to command of the anthology: Shinkokinshū. This power rotation was vividly described in Heike monogatari....   [tags: Japanese Literature]

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Man’yōshū vs. Kokinshū Impact on Traditional and Contemporary Japanese Writings

- Man'yōshū and Kokinshū are two of the most important anthologies in Japan. Both of them have had great impacts on traditional Japanese poems, as well as contemporary writings. Although both of Man'yōshū and Kokinshū are extant collections of Japanese poetry, they are very different in various aspects. Differences in their forms, techniques, contents, expressions and aesthetic principles are possibly due to the time of completion. By comparing the aforementioned aspects in Man'yōshū and Kokinshū, distinct characteristics of each of them will be ultimately explained and revealed....   [tags: compare, contrast, japanase poem]

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The Japanese Miracle

- In what’s been coined, “the Japanese Miracle,” the nation of Japan catapulted from a war-torn and defeated country to a world economic power, relatively overnight in the context of the historical rise and fall from power. The American occupation of Japan started on 2 September 1945 and lasted through April 1952; VJ day, or “Victory over Japan Day” (History.com_staff, 2009), was September 2nd, 1945. Lasting about 7 years, and unlike the European occupations managed exclusively by the United States, the United States was surprised by this abrupt rise of strength by Japan and the other defeated nations....   [tags: war-torn, world economy]

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The Japanese Macaque

- ... (Appendix 3) Hanya (2004) describes the species as omnivores. However, similar to the climate of their environment, their diet is also cyclical. Throughout the summer and autumn, the macaque will survive mostly on a diet of fruit and insects. Once the winter period arrives their diet consists predominantly of flowers and nectar. When the harsh snow and frost arrives, the macaques are forced to forage for food and in the majority of cases will make use of their agile digits to break the bark from trees for food....   [tags: snow monkey, environment, survival]

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Japanese Internment Camps : Japanese American Pow Camps

- Japanese American Internment Camps History Injustice is the unfair treatment or a situation in which the rights of a person or a group of a people are ignored. Internment of the Japanese American in the United States affected hundred and thousands of lives for generation yet. It still remains hidden in history memory. As, I researched every information for this essay, what I found is, this story is ignored by people, it made me clear that the Japanese were so brave to face all the problems....   [tags: Hawaii, United States]

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A Comparative Study of Japanese and English

- This study will explore selected phonological, typological, orthographical, morphological and syntactical features of the ‘isolate’ language, Japanese, and analyse how far these features differ from English, itself an Indo-European language, with specific emphasis placed on how accessible Japanese speakers would find learning English as a second language, and vice-versa. The Japanese language is spoken by almost the whole of the East Asian nation of Japan, comprising of up to 128 million speakers....   [tags: language, dialects]

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A Glimpse into the Life of Japanese Women

- It is no doubt that Winnifred Eaton; the author of “A Half Caste” is a genius when it comes to using literary masquerade in relation to her treatment of Japanese women and mixed race. She is Otono Watanna in disguise. Through her pen name, she was able to shed light on issues relating to the Japanese race, or more specifically, the Japanese Caucasian persons. Watanna has successfully raised the representation of the Japanese women as being submissive under the men authority, Western or Asiatic. Watanna portrayed this image through the interaction between the half-caste Japanese women and Western characters....   [tags: women studies]

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Japanese American Are A Minority Group

- Abstract The purpose of this essay is to talk about how Japanese American are a minority group in the United States that has received unequal treatment for my Cultural Diversity class. To achieve this, I read Race, Class, and Gender in the United States: An Integrated Study, used the National University Library to search for information about Japanese experiences from 1900-2015. Japanese Americans faced prejudice, discrimination, and segregation from 1900 to 1960’s. I explain how Japanese Americans fit into the five essential properties of a minority group....   [tags: United States, Hawaii, Minority group]

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The Positive Effects of Japanese Interment

- “Good judgement comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgement.” This was once said by American author Rita Mae Brown. People can always review something that has happened in the past, but humans tend not to think twice about what they are doing in the present. Throughout history, people have gained hindsight through experience, so is it fair to blame others without understanding their reasoning. The majority of people believe that the internment of Japanese Canadians was unjustified, but if they were British-Canadian during World War II, would they still have the same thoughts as they do today....   [tags: WWII, Canadian Development, Racism]

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The Role of Women in Japanese Society

- The place of women in Japanese society is an interesting blend of illusions and myth. It is within this illusion though that there are two distinct Japanese societies that of the public and private. However, the Western image of Japanese women is of the subservient Japanese woman and this image is real; it is however, only an image. Women in their private family roles’ often are dominant towards the male members of the household. When judged by Western standards, the women of Japan are unusually seen as dedicated to their families....   [tags: Race, Culture, Japan]

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The Japanese Rape of Nanking, China

- ... Because of this they looked at the Chinese POWs with utter disgust, viewing them as animals not worthy of life. The extermination of the Chinese POWs began after trucks transported them to remote areas outside the city limits of Nanking. As soon as they were assembled the savagery began. With young Japanese soldiers encouraged by their superiors to inflict as much pain and suffering as possible upon a single POW. They used this as an exercise to increase their toughness for future wars and to eradicate any civilized notions of mercy inside their young brains....   [tags: World War II atrocities]

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Japanese Culture : Japan And Sushi

- There is more to Japan than kimonos and sushi. This unique and creative culture is only known for the stereotypes media associated with that country. In response to that, a critical question to ponder is “How is Japan influenced by the demographic imperative?”. With that mentioned, I argue that Japan remains culture that focuses on tradition while accepting and adapting to ideologies of Western culture. To begin this essay, a brief history of two major events that impacted Japan will be discussed to get a better understanding of its current ways of living today....   [tags: Japan, China, Government of Japan, Western culture]

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The Japanese Conquest Of American Opinion

- Summary of “The Japanese Conquest of American Opinion” “The Japanese Conquest of American Opinion” by Montaville Flowers was written predominantly in an attacking manner towards “The American Japanese Problem” (1914). Montaville Flowers was a key supporter of anti-Japanese racism in California around the twentieth century. Montaville Flowers main objective in this excerpt was to attack “The American Japanese Problem”, this suggested racially non-discriminatory immigration laws, and was to oppose its author, Reverend Sidney L....   [tags: Race, Racism, White people, Race]

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The Golden Age Of Japanese Cinema

- The Golden Age of Japanese cinema was the product of postwar Allied occupation, a classical vertically integrated studio system, technical innovations in cinematography, and ingenious directors, set against a backdrop of 1950s political and cultural realignment. Following the unprecedented destruction of the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and the surrender of the Empire of Japan to Allied forces in September, 1945, the Japanese government came under control of Allied Occupation Forces from 1945-52, with General Douglas MacArthur serving as Supreme Commander of the Allied Powers (SCAP)....   [tags: Film, Film theory, Art film, Film genre]

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