Introduction: Defining the period: Japanese cinema and society at the turn of the millennium
This book is about the representation of minority groups in contemporary
Japanese cinema and about the relationship of this to more general trends in
contemporary Japanese nationalism and multiculturalism. Although there
have been studies of the relationship between Japanese ﬁlms and Japanese
nationalism in the 1930s and 1940s, this issue has been relatively neglected in
writings on contemporary Japanese cinema.