Daiel: A History of The Greater Japan Motion Picture Company

Originally published in Japanese Fantasy Film Journal Issue #12 - 1979 Daiei's career has not been an uneventful one. Nor has its former president, Masaichi Nagata, been idle in affecting the studio's uneven course. In this issue we present our look at the Daiei film factory beginning with Nagata's earliest dealings prior to the studio's formation up to the company's revival in 1974 following Daiei's 1971 bankruptcy closing. In 1933 Nikkatusu, in a move to enlarge its facilities, shopped several Tokyo studio sites, finally purchasing Tamagawa, an independent recently failed, building additional sound stages at the site as well. This activity worried Shochiku who decided that a second subsidiary, in addition to its recently organized Shinko, would be formed to
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The Emerson Letters

The MacDonald Papers - MacDonald Scrapbook Transcription: Letter 1 - Ralph Waldo Emerson to Francis MacDonald · April 21st, 1848 London, 21 April 1848 Dear Sir, You must forgive my seeming negligence in attending to your request. No day was fixed And in London my time has been overfilled with every day's demands. I was glad, (Back of Letter) in
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An Interview with Yuko Moriyama

Yuko Moriyama
Yuko Moriyama starred in the 1991 film, Zeiram, as the intergalactic bounty hunter, Iria--a character that set a standard by which all Japanese sci-fi heroes would come to be measured. In 1994, she reprised this role in Zeiram 2, effectively bringing the character that she helped to make famous to a new level. Since then, the character of Iria has
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An Interview with Godzilla: Kenpachiro Satsuma

Kenpachiro Satsuma began his career as a suitmation actor playing opposite Haruo Nakajima in Godzilla vs. The Smog Monster. He has played the King of the Monsters in seven films beginning with Godzilla 1985 until Godzilla’s death in Godzilla vs. Destroyah. Along with Mr. Nakajima he was the first Japanese special guest to grace American shores during G-CON’96, and has
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Japan, Godzilla and the Atomic Bomb

A Study into the Effects of the Atomic Bomb on Japanese Pop Culture From Desperation to Inspiration During the flight back to Tokyo Tomoyuki Tanaka sat in his seat a worried man. Ordinary looking, having inherited the short stocky build characteristic of many Japanese men, he had just celebrated the passing of his forty-fourth birthday, and was about to celebrate
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