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DISPATCHES

 

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Censorship and Entertainment

In the Hollywood Reporter, Gavin Blair reports that local moviemakers are being pressured by far-right nationalists

Against the background of a culture that traditionally places great importance on consensus and conformity, Japan has produced maverick filmmakers who grab the attention of cinephiles around the globe. However, the nationalist-leaning government of Shinzo Abe has been pressuring "off message" mediaile small but vocal far-right groups have become increasingly active and aggressive, already leading to the release of one Hollywood film being cancelled this year. Read the article

Published in: Dispatches

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