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Doubles: Japan and America’s Intercultural Children

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Doubles: Japan and America’s Intercultural Children is filmmaker Regge Life’s second work to examine the concept of “other” in contemporary Japanese society. Inspired by his experiences while filming Struggle and Success: the African American Experience in Japan, Life returned to the topic of intercultural communication in Doubles. The film attempts to evaluate the life experiences of Japanese and American intercultural children, and how these experiences have changed over the fifty years. The film goes beyond Japanese society to look at complex issues of race, ethnicity, and cultural identity in the U. S. as well.