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Program Title: 150 Years of US-Japan Relations Past, Present, and Future
EASC Code: JY-15
Series Title:
Region/Country: Japan, United States
Language: English
Subject: West-East Relationship/Diaspora, History
Program Type: Documentary
Media Type: DVD & VHS
Producer: Japan Center for Intercultural Communications
Release Date: 2003
Running Time:
Color or BW: Color
Program Abstract: "Numerous exchanges and friendships have enabled the United States and Japan to cultivate one of the world's closest bilateral relationships. We invite you to take a fresh look at various aspects of the past, present and future of Japan-US relations.

Promoting Friendship
Part 1
We review a 150-year history of exchange and friendship between two neighbors across the Pacific. How did Japan and the United States lay the foundation for today's robust partnership?

Perry's journey to Japan
John Manjiro and the samurai who visited to US
The Iwakura Mission
American teachers in Japan
The Reischauers
A bond that endured
Student exchange
The fruits of exchange

Strengthening the Partnership
Part 2
We take a look at the close social, political and economic relations underpinning the friendship between Japan and the United States, and study the global contribution that both countries are making.

The economy
The fight against terrorism
Official Development Assistance
Afghanistan reconstruction assistance
Japan's stance on Iraq issues
The environment

Data Entry Date: 7/12/2005