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Airplanes and the Rising Sun

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Alternate title:30
Summary:A collection of film footage from the 1930s highlights the social and economic changes which characterize that period in Japan. The airplane was a major factor in shrinking the globe; Lindbergh had soloed across the Atlantic, and now the airplane also brought Japan closer. Here the worldwide depression led to the resurgence of militarism and the attack on Chinese Manchuria. The so-called Manchurian Incident strengthened the Japanese military as well as the Japanese economy, which now had both a source of raw materials and a market for Japanese goods. Thus Emperor Hirohito, said to be a deity, was too weak to save his own country from its military.
Provider:Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen
British Broadcasting Corporation
Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Century:1901-2000
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Place of origin – Region:New Jersey
Topical subjects:Mukden Incident, 1931
Japan History Shōwa period, 1926-1989
Japan History, Military
Credits:Narrated by David Swift.
Repository:Nonprint Media Services
Browse terms:Government, Law, Politics
Films@UM Browse terms:Asian Studies
Japan
Government, Law, Politics
Collection:Films@UM
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