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East Asian Studies

Camp Arirang.

Filmmakers explore prostitution near American military bases in South Korea and examine the lives of the sex workers and their Amerasian children who live in U.S. camp towns throughout South Korea. Through interviews with the workers, soldiers and scholars the film examines the historical roots of the problem and the complicity of the Korean and American governments. 1995. 28 min.
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Campaign (Senkyo)

Can a candidate with no political experience and no charisma win an election if he is backed by the political giant Prime Minister Koizumi and his Liberal Democratic Party? This cinema-verite documentary closely follows a heated campaign in Kawasaki, Japan, revealing the inner-workings of the Japanese political machine. In the fall of 2005, 40-year-old, self-employed Kazuhiko "Yama-san" Yamauchi's peaceful, humdrum life was turned upside-down.

China Talks.

A lecture on the history of China and Chinese foreign relations by John K. Fairbanks. 1974. 6 parts

Culture and Decision making: Comparative Perspectives on Japan.

A seminar focusing on understanding the Japanese culture, with emphasis on Japanese mythology, as the basis of modern business decision-making. Stanford University, 1991. :1-2

Devotion: A Story About Ogawa Productions

This documentary deals with the historical investigation of a post-war Japanese documentary filmmaking collective led by Ogawa Shinsuke, that made significant films of social struggle and village life. This documentary situates the revolutionary lifestyle and films of Ogawa Productions within the framework of the global student movement of the New Left in the mid 60s and the emerging documentary movement in Japan. Features interviews with members of the collective as well as directors Oshima Nagisa, Hara Kazuo, and Haneda Sumiko. In Japanese with English subtitles. c2000. 82 min.


A Japanese No play in which a demon hides in a temple bell to be discovered and driven away by temple priests. In Japanese. 1980. 57 min.

Doubles: Japan and America's Intercultural Children.

After World War II, despite orders forbidding it, fraternization between U.S. soldiers and Japanese women resulted in a number of children born in and out of wedlock. This film focuses on interview with American soldiers, Japanese women, and their biracial children thirty years after the Allies occupied Japan. Includes documentary footage of the allied occupation between 1945 and 1952. 1995. 59 min. .

Dream Girls

Each year thousands of Japanese girls apply to enter the highly disciplined school for the Takarazuka Revue, the incredibly successful musical theater company where women play both male and female roles. This documentary presents a compelling look at this company and phenomenon, and a study on the interplay of gender and sexual identity in Japan today. 1994. 50 min.

Dream Window: Reflections on the Japanese Garden.

Reveals the secrets of both classical and contemporary Japanese gardens and sheds light on the role of gardens in Japanese society today. 1992. 57 min.