“One-no-Kanata-ni” (“Beyond The Ridge”) – Linking 3/11 and JL123

The next of my posts about movies which I studied for my article “Disaster Narratives by Design: Is Japan Different?” is about One-no-Kanatani (尾根のかなたに), translated into English “Beyond the Ridge”, but also known as “Inseparable Souls: Fathers, Sons, and The Crash of JAL123”. This TV drama is the third story, after Climber’s High and Shizumanu…

“Shizumanu Taiyo” – Japan’s Best Disaster Narrative

The next of my posts about movies which I studied for my article “Disaster Narratives by Design: Is Japan Different?” is about Shizumanu Taiyo (沈まぬ太陽). As mentioned in my post about Titanic, the 2016 version of Shizumanu Taiyo has the highest average on IMDb out of all the disaster narratives that were included in my…