Item 2023-013/005(07) - Fusé Lecture

Title and statement of responsibility area

Title proper

Fusé Lecture

General material designation

  • Moving images

Parallel title

Other title information

Title statements of responsibility

Title notes

  • Source of title proper: Title based on contents of file.

Level of description

Item

Reference code

2023-013/005(07)

Edition statement

Edition statement of responsibility

Statement of scale (cartographic)

Statement of projection (cartographic)

Statement of coordinates (cartographic)

Statement of scale (architectural)

Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)

Dates of creation area

Date(s)

  • 2003 (Creation)

Physical description area

Physical description

1 videocassette

Title proper of publisher's series

Parallel titles of publisher's series

Other title information of publisher's series

Statement of responsibility relating to publisher's series

Numbering within publisher's series

Note on publisher's series

Archival description area

Name of creator

(1930-2019)

Custodial history

Scope and content

Item includes a recording of Fusé’s suicide seminar at a Buddhist organization in 2003. In the lecture, Fusé provides the Western etmology of the word ‘suicide,’ and its negative connotations (e.g. being defined as self-murder) in Western countries and contrasts it with over 30 different terms used to describe acts of suicide in Japanese, with indication of the motive and the number of people involved in the suicide. He makes additional references to Eastern and Western cultural differences as he compares Western individualism to Japanese collectivism, which are further showcased in the Western film “Shane” (1953) and the Japanese comedy “Tora-san.” As this lecture took place during the Iraq War, Fusé discusses the suicide attacks committed by Al-Qaeda hijackers that crashed two passenger airplanes into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City on September 11, 2001. He explains that the tragedy caused his pacifist stance to waver momentarily and reignited memories of his own wartime experience, with memories of kamikaze pilots flying overhead and his military training as a teenager in the final years of the Second World War that prepared him for the same fate, had the war not ended in 1945.

Notes area

Physical condition

Immediate source of acquisition

Arrangement

Language of material

  • English

Script of material

Location of originals

Availability of other formats

Restrictions on access

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Finding aids

Associated materials

Related materials

Accruals

Alternative identifier(s)

Standard number area

Standard number

Access points

Subject access points

Place access points

Name access points

Genre access points

Control area

Status

Final

Level of detail

Full

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Language of description

Sources

Accession area

Related subjects

Related people and organizations

Related places

Related genres