About the immeasurable cultural contributions made by Buraku people.

Key words: Burakumin, shamisen, taiko, kegare (impurity/dirtiness/polluting influence), craftsmen, invisibility.
Part 1 (Chap.1-6)


Part 2 (Chap.7-8)


Part 3 (Chap.9-11)


Part 4 (Chap.12-13)


"How Many Hours Don't You Work?" is an interactive 13-chapter EFL textfilm, the target audience of which is advanced-level Japanese learners of English. Featuring interviews with three "working women" – one of whom is a Gaidai graduate – the film's overarching theme is 'work': What is it? When does it begin? When does it end? "How Many Hours?" is designed to privilege the development of interpretive skills: the skills required to negotiate the intersecting cultural narratives of class, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, and national identity.

Chapter-by-chapter learner handouts:
http://www.silveradomedia.com/filechute/howmanyhours.pdf

The presenter talks about her 85 year old grandfather who now works in an orange field in Hiroshima, but during WWII was forced by the government to produce poison gas on Okunoshima (also known as Okuno-jima).

Key words: Okunoshima/Okuno-jima, poison gas, biological-chemical warfare, 1925 Geneva Protocol, rabbits.

This presenter talks about hard-working farmers and their husbands.

Key words: rice farming, manual labor, modernization, "women's work,' appreciation

Two third-generation Zainichi-Korean women talk about their shared interviewee, an elderly first-generation Zainichi-Korean man, then offer stories about their own young lives.

Key words: Zainichi Korean, 'soushi-kaimei' (mandatory family name-change government policy), 'hibakusha' (survivor of Hiroshima/Nagasaki bomb), double-discrimination, 'daisankokujin' (third country person, a derogatory term referring to colonial nationals)