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IS 220 – Intro. to Japan, take-home assignment for April 11, 2008 (turn in Mon., April 14) Ikiru Directed by Akira Kurosawa 1. What characterizes the monotony of Watanabe’s life? 2. Describe the atmosphere at Watanabe’s workplace. Does he fit in? 3. What is Watanabe’s first response to his diagnosis? 4. Describe Watanabe’s relationship with his son and daughter-in-law.
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Unformatted text preview: 5. Why does Watanabe start drinking Sake? How does Watanabe respond when the novelist takes him to play pachinko, dance, drink, and watch a strip show? 6. Based on what you have seen of the film, what do you think Kurosawa sees as the main problem in post-World War II Japanese society? What is the solution?...
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This note was uploaded on 04/22/2008 for the course IS 220 taught by Professor Filler during the Winter '08 term at Oakland University.

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