U.S. film providing background for Occupation of Japan. Illustrates promotion of militarism in Japan before World War 2
Japan Date:1946 Duration:2 min 18 sec Sound:Yes
Segment of U.S. film orientation film to help Allied Occupation Forces to understand background of Japanese traditions and rise of militarism prior to World War II. Depiction of Japanese bugler heralding victory of Japanese samurai in an ancient war. View of youth and soldiers practicing martial arts. Reference to ancient Japanese belief that the Sun God made them to rule the world. Japanese military and government leaders haranguing crowds of soldiers, civilians, officials, workers, women and school children. Japanese military troops on parade, continuing through the torii gate at Yasukuni-Shrine.. Various scenes showing crowds of Japanese bowing.
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