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Know Your Enemy: Japan

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Description "Produced in cooperation with the Institute of Pacific Relations, this film answers such vital questions as: How large in the Japanese Empire? Is Japan self-sufficient in food? What is Japan's naval and military strength? What are the living standards of the Japanese people? What are Japan's vital weaknesses? How can Japan be defeated?" (War Films Bulletin of the Extension Division Indiana University, February, 1943, 5.) Includes footage of the Japanese invasion of China and the attack on Pearl Harbor. Shows the long history of Japanese expansion and military campaigns. Details how Japan is exploiting the natural resources of other Asian nations. This film represents the orientalist and racist opinions directed towards the Japanese people in World War II.
Creator Princeton Film Center
Gordon Knox: producer
Contributor Major George Fielding Eliot: commentary writer; Radcliffe Hall: narrator; Lionel Berman: editor; Robert Stebbins: editor; Institute of Pacific Relations: consultant; Hiroshi Saito, former Japanese ambassador to the USA: newsreel footage
Date Issued 1942
Original Format 16mm print
Duration 14:47
Color/Black & White B&W
Sound/Silent Sound
Nation of Origin U.S.
Geographic Coverage Manchuria, China
Tokyo, Japan
Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, United States
Temporal Coverage 1937-1941