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Japanese students practice Japanese martial arts (Kendo) focused on sword fighting

Opening scene shows instructor on a raised platform drilling students in preliminaries for Kendo training. Next, the students divided into two large teams, charge each other in combat exercise. The students wear protective armor (Bogu) and wield wooden swords (Bokken).

Date: 1939
Duration: 15 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
Clip: 65675062952
Japanese children practicing sports including martial arts like Kendo and Swimming.

Small school girls play. Japanese children practice and compete in traditional Japanese martial arts Kendo with bamboo sticks. Japanese school children play tug of war and run through a line of showers on the way to a swimming pool to swim and play with a ball.

Date: 1944
Duration: 2 min 6 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
Clip: 65675025088
Martial art training in Hirosaki Boys' School

Students attend traditional Japanese martial art training class at Hirosaki Boys' school. Approximately in 1934-35.

Date: 1935
Duration: 1 min 26 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
Clip: 65675025142
U.S. Army film showing history of Japanese militarism from the days of the Samurai to the 20th Century

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 2. Film begins showing a Japanese man dressed as a Trumpeter (kai yaku) in an army of the Feudal Period, blowing a conch shell horn. Japanese reenact Feudal period ceremonial exercises using pikes. Closeup of the way the pikes interlock as they wield them. Next young Japanese men are seen practicing Bōjutsu (the martial art of using a staff weapon called bō). A large formation of Japanese men practice in unison. A Japanese man dressed as a traditional Samurai warrior of history. Reenactment of Samurai engaged in war showing mounted Samurai warriors and foot soldiers carrying pikes. Image of the sun with Japanese sun flag gradually superimposed upon it. Slate intervenes reading: "The Sun Goddess Created the Japanese to Rule All the Other People of the Earth." Japanese people assembled near large building and tents in a park-like setting. A Japanese military officer addressing a large gathering. Japanese politicians, dressed formally, address a large gathering that includes many military officers. A crowd of Japanese people responding to a speaker by raising their arms in unison, several times. Japanese men in formation, bowing. Japanese women in formation, bowing. Large gatherings of Japanese people bowing en masse. Another politician addressing a gathering in an outdoor arena. Glimpse of Japanese school children being addressed by officials. A room full of banking officers being addressed by an official and farmers also being addressed. Young people and others marching in close order drills. A cadre of Japanese uniformed soldiers marching. A contingent of Japanese army troops marching with shouldered rifles displaying bayonets. More soldiers marching with high stepping gait. Film ends showing Japanese soldiers marching through Tori Gates at various places in Japan.

Date: 1946
Duration: 2 min 18 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
Clip: 65675036533
The Rise of Japanese militarism in the 20th Century

Film opens showing reenactment of Japanese attack ostensibly against Formosa, in 1894. Japanese troops and artillery are shown. The event is depicted in a critical political cartoon. Next, Japanese Admiral Heihachiro Togo is seen in 1904, standing with other naval officers. Then, Japanese warships are shown, firing barrages of naval gunfire at the Russian fleet in Port Arthur, Manchuria. Huge black clouds arise from burning ships. Scenes of Japanese people celebrating their naval victory. Date shifts to 1910. Cartoon depicts Japanese annexation of Korea. Cartoon illustrates Japanese actions in World War I when, siding with the Allies, Japan acquired the German-held Shandong (Shantung) Peninsula of China, as well as German-held Marianas, Carolines, and Marshalls islands in the Pacific. Japanese representatives are seen participating in Post World War 1 international activities. They signed the so-called Five-Power,Four-Power, and Nine-Power treaties, and participated in the League of Nations. Glimpse of two Japanese officers, followed by cartoon depiction of the Mariana, Caroline, and Marshall Islands, that Japan insisted on keeping. Cartoon shows them being fortified. A Japanese military marching band parades down a city street while being cheered by spectators on the sidewalks. Next, Japanese military General, Baron Tanaka Giichi, is seen in uniform with other officers. Cartoon illustrates the so-called Tanaka Memorial document that Baron Tanaka allegedly presented to the Emperor, in 1927, outlining a strategy to conquer the world. Cartoon then illustrates plan of conquest by acquiring Chinese manpower; Manchurian iron and coal; Siberian timber, coal, wheat, and metals; Tin,oil and rubber from Malaysia and the East Indies. The United States is shown as the last conquest. Views of ordinary farm and factory activities in the U.S. Cars parked in the Ford Motor Company factory lot. Japanese officials and legislators meeting in the Diet (Parliament). Japanese theater-goers and a Japanese woman singing with an American-style band, are shown as examples of activities the Japanese Government sought to discourage. A Japanese female ensemble in traditional dress, playing traditional instruments, is shown as more desirable. Western dancing and movies are shown and narrator states they were forbidden. Japese movie scene depicts ancient martial arts. A musical production displays German swastika flag and that of the Kingdom of Italy. Japanese men are shown playing the ancient game of Chu Shogi, instead of playing Western card games. People are shown in a library, where Western books are replaced by more militaristic tomes, such as: "If we fight" by Admiral Shinsaku Hirata, March 15, 1930 (shown on film slate). Slate goes on to quote about attack on Hawaii as the first battle in war of the Pacific. Film cites another approved Japanese publication: "Arguments Against American Policies" by Kawashima Seichiro, Christmas Day, 1924. It discusses distruction of the American fleet and subsequent landing on the U.S. West Coast.

Date: 1944
Duration: 4 min 44 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
Clip: 65675040807
Japanese attack on Manchuria, China, Hong Kong and Corregidor. Japanese industry and training of children for war.

Japanese laborers work hard in various factories creating war materiel, armament, airplanes, tanks. Japanese make war preparations for World War 2. Japanese soldiers on parade and Japanese tanks seen passing in review. Japanese children being trained and doing physical exercises. Japanese children perform drills and war combat training, calisthenics, and classroom testing. Japanese youth and soldiers learning various martial arts and hand to hand combat. War in Manchuria. Newspaper headlines show the attack of Japan on Hong Kong and Corregidor. Japanese soldiers seen fighting in wars. Scenes of war devastation and dead civilians in various countries where Japan has attacked. Bodies loaded onto carts and dead in streets. Japanese officer leading Japanese solders in a banzai cheer.

Date: 1941
Duration: 3 min 37 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
Clip: 65675040809
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