Tag Archives: films set in Japan

TF Top 5……Films Set In Japan From The 1960s & 1970s

  In terms of the total number of films ‘set’ in Japan, it was fairly slim pickings for the two decades between 1960 and 1979. Hopefully, I’ve been fairly extensive and have reviewed every one of them from that era but … Continue reading

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Review: Films Set In Japan – Minamata (2020)

Here`s Johnny …… and he`s back on top form in this truly heartfelt contemplative real-life social drama about war photographer William Eugene Smith who travels back to Japan to document the devastating effects of mercury poisoning in a coastal community … Continue reading

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Review: Films Set In Japan – Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo (1944)

Admittedly I only ever found out about this movie thanks to the title being parodied by ‘The Simpsons‘ when the dysfunctional family visited Japan way back in season ten (S10E23) of the long-running American animation comedy. The contrast between the … Continue reading

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Review: Films Set In Japan – Destination Tokyo (1943)

Just when I thought I had covered the majority of films set in Japan from the 1940s another load suddenly emerged from the depths of nowhere such as this submarine adventure. Those who have read all of these reviews will … Continue reading

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The A-Z Of Tokyo Fox Celebrating 15 Years of Blogging (Part 2)

  15 years of Tokyo Fox! Who’d have thought that would happen?! Not I! It began in February 2006 as a fun pun-based place to keep an online journal to let friends and family back home know what things were … Continue reading

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TF Top 10……Films To Feature “Japan” Very Briefly!

  It’s long been my belief that a movie must feature a substantial and fairly important amount of footage “set” (though not necessarily filmed) in Japan to be included in the long-running Tokyo Fox series of reviews. Admittedly, I don’t … Continue reading

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Review: Films Set In Japan – Lost Girls & Love Hotels (2020)

The main protagonist here is a girl who is lost but she is quite far removed from the Charlotte character in ‘Lost In Translation‘ (2003) as this 97 minute tale shows a far darker and grittier side of life in … Continue reading

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Review: Films Set In Japan – The Bridges At Toko-Ri (1954)

The Korean War (1950 – 1953) has not featured on the big screen too many times and is an unknown conflict for many outside of those who fought in it. Korea, and the seas around it, may be the main … Continue reading

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Review: Films Set In Japan – Joe Butterfly (1957)

War settings for comedies have been aplenty over the years, especially for British TV audiences, with the likes of ‘Dad’s Army‘ (1968-1977), ‘It Ain’t Half Hot Mum‘ (1974-1981), ‘Allo Allo‘ (1982–1992), ‘Blackadder Goes Forth‘ (1989) and ‘Goodnight Sweetheart‘ (1993-1999) all taking place … Continue reading

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Review: Films Set In Japan – Blood On The Sun (1945)

No pre-conceptions, judgement on merit and a positive attitude are three traits for reviewing films and so I followed that philosophy as I sat down to watch this old black and white film about exposing the Japanese government’s plan for world domination. Well … Continue reading

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