Movies About Japan
This page compiles movies that JETAA chapters and educators can use for events or teaching purposes.
List of films useful for middle school and high school teachers of Japanese language and culture
The films are listed in alphabetical order of the English title, with director’s name, release date, length, and a short summary. I have also added additional resource sections: by topic or category (as suggested by several Senseionline readers); teacher-created resources (どうもありがとう, Witteveen sensei); and other useful references. Do you have anything to add? Send those titles to me at mugimura [at] gmail.com.
This movie is about the Koshien Tournament in Japan was broadcast nationally as part of POV’s (PBS) 19th season. Using baseball as a lens into Japan, the film follows 2 schools as they try to become the National Champions in Japan’s famous High School baseball tournament. http://www.pbs.org/pov/ kokoyakyu/
Link to the trailer: https://vimeo.com/56664227
For any screenings/DVDs or to bring Ken in for a screening/presentation, use: email@example.com
Ken Eng info: http://www.gf.org/fellows/all- fellows/kenneth-eng/
Kenneth Eng is a director, editor and executive producer. After graduating from Boston Latin School, Ken left for New York in 1994 to study film at the School of Visual Arts. His thesis Scratching Windows, a short documentary film about graffiti writers, was broadcast as part of the doc series REEL NY on WNET – NY PBS. In 2001, Ken directed and edited Take Me to The River a feature length documentary about the Maha Kumbh Mela festival in Allahabad, India. Kokoyakyu: High School Baseball, his film about the famous Koshien Tournament in Japan was nationally broadcast on PBS as part of POV and continues to play in Japan on NHK-TV. In 2007, Ken was awarded the Guggenheim Fellowship to launch My Life In China. Recently, he edited Tested for director Curtis Chin, and is currently developing projects on post-genocide reconciliation in Rwanda and the rise of baseball in China.
Conversation with PBS: http://www.pbs.org/video/ 2365742793/
Blogpost on PBS: http://www.pbs.org/pov/blog/ povdocs/2016/05/america- reframed-unfiltered-kenneth- eng-and-self-realization- through-documentary/
https://www.nytimes.com/2006/ 07/04/arts/television/04gate. html
http://www.baseballjourneyman. com/2010/11/20/movie-review- kokoyakyu-high-school- baseball/
https://www.amazon.com/ Kokoyakyu-School-Baseball- Kenneth-Eng/dp/B002KZ1VX8# customer-review-section