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Japanese Suicide Culture Explored

Suicide has long held a place in Japanese culture, from the Samurai Seppuku ritual, to the now infamous Suicide Forest, where troubled Japanese citizens flock to end their own lives; these sensitive dramas look at the phenomenon from different angles, at different periods in history.

The Golden Age of Japanese Cinema

The 1950s was the golden age of Japanese cinema, producing the films Tokyo Story, Seven Samurai, and Rashomon; witness the ways in which the greatest directors in Japanese history dealt with the aftermath of the war and American occupation.