1940s Japan

Horsing around

When it comes to promoting racist, narrow-minded views nothing beats wartime propaganda. The following film, titled Our Enemy: The Japanese, was produced in 1943 by the US Office of War Information. If you can ignore the horrendous voice-over – or just turn the sound off – there are some fascinating glimpses of 1940s Tokyo. Mitsukoshi in Ginza looks pretty much the same now as it did then:

Footage courtesy of the Internet Archive.

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