In this latest blog post, A Brief History of Postwar Japanese Cinema, Christopher Olson discusses how being the only nation to suffer from an atomic attack impacted Japan’s national cinema and identity. From Godzilla to Akira, and even non-science fiction stories, the cinema shows that the fallout from Hiroshima and Nagasaki continues to impact Japan, how it thinks about itself, and how it presents itself to the world — lest we forget the horrors of those attacks.


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