About the Embassy of Japan in Canada
The New Emperor of Japan (1990)
20 minutes, colour, English, VHS
Presented is a video documentary of the life of Japan's present reigning monarch, Emperor Akihito. Initially, he is seen giving his first audience, followed by chronological vignettes of his life. The Emperor's three children are introduced. Also shown is the Empress, as a mother and a woman of many accomplishments.
Yamaguchi: The Dawn of Japan (1990)
15 minutes, colour, English, VHS, Tape 47
The history of Yamaguchi prefecture, at the tip of Honshu, and the role that it has played in the creation of modern Japan are described. It has given the nation seven prime ministers, including Ito Hirobumi, Japan's first Prime Minister, and Sato Eisaku, who was awarded the Nobel Prize. The history of Yamaguchi prefecture, at the tip of Honshu, and the role that it has played in the creation of modern Japan are described. It has given the nation seven prime ministers, including Ito Hirobumi, Japan's first Prime Minister, and Sato Eisaku, who was awarded the Nobel Prize.
Facts about the Islands - The Northern Territories (1992)
35 minutes, colour, English, VHS
Although more than forty years have passed since the end of World War 11, there has been no peace treaty concluded between Japan and the former Soviet Union. The reason for this delay is the unresolved Northern Territories Issue. From an historical perspective and according to international law, the islands of Etorofu, Kunashiri, Shikotan, and Habomai belong to Japan. This video gives a factual account of Japan's claim to the islands.
Seeds of Hope: Japanese Aid at Work in Zambia, Zimbabwe, and Botswana (1990)
30 minutes, colour, English, VHS
This video chronicles the aid, both governmental and private, that Japan is directing to the African countries of Zambia, Zimbabwe, and Botswana. Overseas Development Assistance (ODA) Funds are used for this purpose, channelled to such supernational and international organizations, such as the World Bank and United Nations Agencies.
Friendship Across the Sea (1988)
16 minutes, colour, English, VHS, Tape 41
Japan has many places where international friendships are being encouraged and fostered today. This is especially true in the rural areas of Japan and this video visits a number of such places and people to show "friendships across the seas'.
JICA: Welcoming Technical Trainees from Abroad (1984)
15 minutes, colour, English, VHS, Tape 18 & 27
JICA, the Japan International Co-operation Agency, maintains eight training centres to provide trainees from developing countries with opportunities to acquire a variety of technological skills. This video follows the activities of a few of these trainees in specific programs and shows them joining in community activities.
The Japanese Overseas Co-operation Volunteers (1983)
15 minutes, colour, English, VHS, Tape 26
The Japanese Overseas Co-operation Volunteers work abroad in host countries helping with the development of technical and other needed skills, thereby strengthening ties of friendship and mutual exchange between Japan and the host developing country. This video follows the progress of two Volunteers in their training: a young automotive repairman who will go to Thailand, and a young nurse preparing to serve in Malawi in southeast Africa.
Overseas Trainees Program: Facilities and Activities
10 minutes,colour, English, VHS, Tape 18
The technical training for overseas trainees by the Japanese Government started in 1954, The total number of these trainees now exceeds 20,000. This short video introduces the facilities and activities of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) which is the main organization of the governmentsponsored overseas technical cooperation.
Officers of the Self-Defence Forces (1988)
15 minutes, colour, English, VHS, Tape 38
This video reviews the functions and purposes of the Japanese Self- Defense Forces by introducing three officers from each of the three branches: Ground Self-Defense Force, Maritime Self-Defense Force, and Air Self-Defense Force.
Running and Running for Mayor (1986)
30 minutes, colour, English, VHS
Few would have the stamina to survive what is expected of a Japanese politician. To win, the candidate must develop a special relationship with his voters by tending to their requests day and night. This video looks at the role local government plays in the lives of the Japanese people - and the relationship between local and national politics.
The Municipal Office and its Service (1984)
15 minutes, colour, English, VHS, Tape 14 & 27
The city of Atsugi is a rapidly developing suburban area south of Tokyo. This video takes you on a tour of its municipal office and describes its varied functions in providing services and benefits to the local residents.
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