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Censorship of Japanese films during the U.S. occupation of Japan

Lars-Martin Sorensen

Censorship of Japanese films during the U.S. occupation of Japan

the cases of Yasujiro Ozu and Akira Kurosawa

by Lars-Martin Sorensen

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Published by Edwin Mellen Press in Lewiston, N.Y .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Ozu, Yasujirō, -- 1903-1963 -- Criticism and interpretation,
  • Kurosawa, Akira, -- 1910-1998 -- Criticism and interpretation,
  • Motion pictures -- Japan -- History -- 20th century,
  • Motion pictures -- Censorship -- Japan -- History -- 20th century,
  • Japan -- History -- Allied occupation, 1945-1952

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    Other titlesCensorship of Japanese films during the United States occupation of Japan
    StatementLars-Martin Sorensen ; with a foreword by Stephen Prince.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPN1993.5.J3 S65 2009
    The Physical Object
    Paginationiii, 338 p. ;
    Number of Pages338
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23861149M
    ISBN 100773446737
    ISBN 109780773446731
    LC Control Number2009030108

    The practices of military government were standardized before World War I, notably at the Hague Conferencesand form a part of the laws of war see war, laws of. US troops were not roaming about intervening in local politics. The subject matter is categorized and divided into seven chapters, including "general materials," "politics and governing system," "economy," "labor and society," "education," "media," and "religion. Not yet available at Starr Library. He had been one of Japan's brightest generals and had opposed going to war against the United States. Left-wing organizations, such as the Japan Socialist Party and the Japan Communist Party, having being banned by the Fascists, quickly reestablished themselves, as did various conservative parties.

    Contrary to this, MacArthur's decrees placed the whole of Japan, including the Throne, under military administration, and this threatened to discredit the authority of the emperor and the promise of self-government. The Japanese were relieved. By the end ofmore thanU. It does not help that there are classified monographs in the series. Cornell University Press,

    After briefly describing the state of Hollywood film production during World War II, Kitamura discusses how in the final months of the war, the U. Kitamura then outlines the policies of SCAP i. The lower court held that the defendants, Takechi and Nikkatsu distributor chief Satoru Murakami, were not culpable because the film had successfully passed EirinJapan's self-regulating movie regulator. Government Printing Office,


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As a result, this period was one of significant American influence, having been already identified inthat "for six years the United States has had a freer hand to experiment with Japan than any other country in Asia, or indeed in the entire world. The monographs generally begin with a description of the historical background of the subject treated, then explain the occupation's objectives and comment upon the effects of occupation policies and the Japanese reaction to them.

No Allied personnel were to eat the scarce Japanese food.

Just After US occupation of Japan: Rape, Race & Censorship

It deserves, therefore, to be on any meaningful list of bibliographical sources on occupation literature. After Yamashita's victory in Malaya, Prime Minister Tojo, who did not like him, had put him at a desk job.

To democratize economic power further and create competition, the Occupation intended to break up the giant business corporations, the zaibatsu, but this reform was not implemented, in part because it would have made Japan's economic recovery more difficult. Education Mission to Japan's report in April On Japan's home islands were "roughly 3.

Industrial disarmament[ edit ] To further remove Japan as a potential future threat to the U. This outcome was the result of a corporatist matrix formed in response to the war—an extraordinary moment that brought together the U. All teachers were screened and their wartime activities investigated.

Rape[ edit ] While many Japanese civilians feared that the Allied troops were likely to rape Japanese women, the incidence of rape Censorship of Japanese films during the U.S. occupation of Japan book by members of the occupation force was low. McCoy had an independent jurisdictional status from that which he occupied as head of the United States delegation to the Commission.

Japan was economically devastated. While this history may be familiar to scholars of Japanese film, Kitamura's review is informative. As the country regained its footing, they were able to bounce back as well. As a consequence, we are first offered a detailed analysis of the interpretive framework and contextual setting of Japanese viewers during the American occupation.

It transferred sovereignty from the Emperor to the people in an attempt to depoliticize the Throne and reduce it to the status of a state symbol. The supreme political institution was now to be Japan's parliament, the Diet, which was to be made up of freely elected representatives of the people.

They were noting an increase in civil disobedience and satirical criticism using literature and theater coming from ordinary people. The central government assumed control of the schools, although the democratic school structure and curriculum remained.

But MacArthur had decided that Yamashita had to be punished for having "failed utterly his soldier faith. The phrase "shikata ga nai", or "nothing can be done about it," was commonly used in both Japanese and American press to encapsulate the Japanese public's resignation to the harsh conditions endured while under occupation.

The emperor was to continue as a symbol of Japanese unity and culture, somewhat like the Queen of England in Britain's democracy, but without any political authority whatsoever. With the sanction of Japan's reigning monarch, MacArthur had the ammunition he needed to begin the real work of the occupation.

Local government had remained intact. President Truman agreed. This is a very useful publication. Inthe death penalty was added to the list of punishments deemed acceptable for certain violations. The Allied occupation forces suppressed news of criminal activities such as rape; on September 10, SCAP "issued press and pre-censorship codes outlawing the publication of all reports and statistics 'inimical to the objectives of the Occupation'.

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This divisiveness in conservative ranks gave a plurality to the Japan Socialist Party, which was allowed to form a cabinet, which lasted less than a year.This bibliography on the Allied occupation of Japan is the companion volume of Robert Ward and Frank Shulman's Annotated Bibliography of Western Language Materials.

It is a complete and annotated guide that treats the literature of the occupation in Japanese that appeared through the end of Background. By U.S. troops were entering and occupying territory with a Japanese civilian population. On February 19,U.S.

troops landed on Iwo Jima, and on April 1,on tjarrodbonta.com AugustJapan surrendered and Allied occupation troops landed on the main islands, starting the formal occupation of Japan.

Film Studies: National Cinemas: Japan. Censorship of Japanese films during the U.S. occupation of Japan: Sorensen's English-language book focuses exclusively upon the occupation period and its effects on cinema.

By offering this interpretation of cinema during the occupation, Sorensen gives us a new cultural history of the period.Akira Kurosawa pdf 黒澤明 or 黒沢明 or 黑澤明 Kurosawa Akira; March 23, – September 6, pdf was a Japanese film director and screenwriter, who directed 30 films in a career spanning 57 tjarrodbonta.com is regarded as one of the most important and influential filmmakers in the history of tjarrodbonta.comen: Hisao (b.

–) and Kazuko (b. –).Read more about this on Questia. military government, rule of enemy territory under military occupation.

Rape during the occupation of Japan

Download pdf is distinguished from martial law, which is the temporary rule by domestic armed forces over disturbed tjarrodbonta.com practices of military government were standardized before World War I, notably at the Hague Conferences (, ) and form a part of the laws of war (see war, laws of).Feb 03,  · In the Pulitzer Ebook book about the Japanese occupation, Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of World War II by John W.

Dower, he talks about how in post-war Japan there were two Emperors: MacArthur and Hirohito. In October there wa.