Edited film presents post World War II Japan. Shown are the daily lives of merchants and their wives and the poor; cultural activities including Kabuki theater, puppet shows, and Japanese and American movies; and supermarkets, drugstores, and department stores. Narration stresses similarity of social goals of Japan and the United States. Film is narrated by former ambassador Edwin O. Reischauer.
Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, MD