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My Japan / produced for War Finance Division, U.S. Treasury Department.
Date
1945
Main contributor
United States. War Finance Division
Summary
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 Daughter of the Samurai" in a brief clip with the actress Setsuko Hara. The film concludes with a plea to buy U.S. war bonds.
Contributors
United States. War Finance Division; United States. Department of the Treasury
Publisher
U.S. Treasury Department
Genres
Propaganda films.; Short films.
Subjects
World War, 1939-1945; Finance; Savings bonds; Foreign public opinion, Japanese
Locations
Japan; United States
Collection
IUL Moving Image Archive
Unit
IUL Moving Image Archive
Language
English
Physical Description
1 film reel (16 min.) : sound, black and white ; 16 mm
Notes

Statement of Responsibility

produced for War Finance Division, U.S. Treasury Department.

Other Identifiers
: ocn743367163; OCLC: ocn743367163; OCLC: 743367163