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My Japan

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Description Presented as an authentic message from the Japanese people to the American people, this film is actually a fake newsreel designed to counter any views the American moviegoer might have had about the Japanese being a backwards nation. The film employs a white American in yellowface as the Japanese narrator who describes the modern, technological Japan capable of withstanding the American military's attacks. Uses captured feature films and documentaries from the Japanese, including a short sequence from the 1937 German/Japanese co-production "The Daugther of the Samurai" in a brief clip with the actress Setsuko Hara.
Creator U.S. Treasury Department War Finance Division
Contributor Setsuko Hara (from the 1937 German/Japanese co-production "The Daughter of the Samurai")
Date Issued 1945
Alternate Title My Japan and Who Died?
Original Format 16mm print
Duration 16:19
Color/Black & White B&W
Sound/Silent sound
Nation of Origin U.S.
Geographic Coverage Japan