Kosmorama # 285
In May 1932, the trailblazing Kawakita “film couple” of film import and export in Asia went on a honeymoon business trip from Japan via Shanghai to Berlin. The success of their expedition propelled Towa Shoji to a leading position as an importer of foreign films into Japan at a time marked by exponential growth and groundbreaking advancements in sound production, dubbing, and global film distribution. However, amidst it all was the looming shadow of fascism and its accompanying antisemitism already making its presence felt.
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