Japanese Culture in American Movies

In the movie industry, Hollywood has made movies that have contain strong references to Japanese culture.  Through the years, some have been successful and other have not.

Some examples include the James Bond classic You Only Live Twice starring Sean Connery(1967), the World War 2 classic Tora!Tora!Tora!(1970), Karate Kid Part II with Ralph Macchio(1986), Empire of the Sun with Christian Bale(1987), Black Rain  with Michael Douglas(1989), Rising Sun with Sean Connery(1993), Windtalkers with Nicholas Cage(2002), The Last Samurai with Tom Cruise (2003), and the most recent box-office flop 47 Ronin(2013) starring Keanu Reeves.

As a movie buff, it has promoted a greater curiosity for my love of Japanese culture.  What movies have had a significant impact on your perspective of Japan?  Explain certain scenes in movies that stuck out the most.

About wmckenzie95

I am passionate about travel and learning about other cultures. On my free time, I love to listen to music and watch movies. Some countries that I really want to visit are Japan and France.
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