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Film and War Memories in Asia: Yamato (JAPAN)

November 20, 2008 - 5:15pm
Philippines Conference Room, Encina Hall, 3rd Floor
This is the second phase of a three year research effort to compare the formation of the divided memories in Japan, China, South Korea, Taiwan and the United States. We will conduct a comparative study of popular cinema dealing with historical subjects focusing roughly on the period from 1931-1951. This is the third in a series of 4 film screening which will be followed by a discussion of the audience. -------- Yamato Synopsis During late World War II, the Japanese army starts loosing the battle. Special junior officers including Kamio (Kenichi Matsuyama) board Yamato and meet officer Moriwaki (Takashi Sorimachi) and Uchia (Shidou Nakamura). However, this battle marks the virtual end of the combined fleet of the ikmperial Japanese Navy. Then in April 1945. Yamato is ordered to carry out a suicide mission and sets out tot he waters of Okinawa...
Free and open to the public. RSVP REQUIRED by 11/19 at: http://aparc.stanford.edu/events/registration/5473/
Event Sponsor: 
Sponsored by Shorenstein APARC, the Japan Policy Research Institute at USF Center for the Pacific Rim and the Center for East Asian Studies at Stanford University.
Contact Email: 
dawarren@stanford.edu
Contact Phone: 
723-8387