On May 4 We Celebrate the Greatest Japanese Movie — Star Wars!

How Star Wars Was Modeled on Japanese Jidai-Geki Dramas

Sutaa-Woozu. May the Force Be With You. Image from Flickr.

May 4 is Star Wars Day — May the Fourth sounding similar to the movie’s famous tagline — May the Force Be With You.

There are few events from my childhood I remember as clearly as my father taking me to see the original movie. It had come…

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DC Palter

Entrepreneur, angel investor, writer, sake snob. Editor-in-chief of Japonica, the publication for everything Japan: https://medium.com/japonica-publication.

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