Education About Asia: Online Archives

Journeys in Japan: the Japanland

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DIRECTOR, KARIN MULLER
DISTRIBUTOR: WWW.JAPANLANDONLINE.COM
225 MINUTES, COLOR , TWO DVD SET, ALSO AVAILABLE IN VHS

Reviewed by Guven Witteveen

Karin Muller’s Japanland book was published in 2005, and the double DVD set was released in 2006. Classroom supplements went online at japanlandstudyguide.com at the end of 2007. This review focuses on the four hours of short video segments that can be viewed as stand-alone pieces or played as a linear story that follows Muller’s year of observing and participating in mainstream Japanese life, as well as pursuing far less common experiences across the islands.

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