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Shadows in the Sun

Japanese aggression during World War II not only brought huge devastation in Asian Pacific countries, but victimized its own people as well. This is the main theme of Shadows in the Sun. The film, directed by Frank Rijavec, follows a group of Japanese veterans of the Pacific War and families who lost their loved ones during the war. They all come from the city of Kochi in Shikoku and are visiting Papua, New Guinea, where over three thousand Japanese soldiers from Kochi lost their lives in the Pa...