Item 2023-013/005(03) - Suicide and Culture Interview, Scene et Mirroir: “Japan, Inc.”

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Suicide and Culture Interview, Scene et Mirroir: “Japan, Inc.”

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  • 1985-1986 (Creation)

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1 videocassette

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Item includes an interview with Fusé conducted in English regarding his book “Suicide and Culture,” an interview with Fusé conducted in French regarding the 1980 National Film Board (NFB) Documentary “Japan, Inc.” and recordings of contemporaneous Japanese televsion shows and advertisements. The first interview (in English) with Fusé begins at timestamp 00:02:00 and ends at timestamp 00:11:00. Fusé discusses his book “Suicide and Culture,” the “Hungary Pattern” of suicide and the increase of suicidal ideation with age in some cultures and Japan’s history of suicides for atonement, such as the two suicides of aviation crew members in the aftermath of the Japan Airlines Flight 123 tragedy in which 520 passengers were killed. The second interview (in French) begins at the timestamp 00:11:30 an ends at 00:57:50, with discussion of the documentary “Japan, Inc.” an NFB documentary about the fast-paced and collective-focused work culture in Japan and the lessons it could hold for more individualistic Western work cultures. From timestamp 01:11:00 to the end of the tape at 01:19:33

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  • French
  • Japanese

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