Just in from Sally Suzuki:
To follow up, here are the Japan-related links:
1. A look at Izumi Kyōka in this episode of Shitte iru tsumori.
2. Rakugo legend Tatekawa Danshi. (Yes, the same Tatekawa from 談志・陳平の言いたい放だい, arguably Japan's best TV show.)
3. Abe Kōbō on writing and growing up in Manshū, from the NHK series Ano hito ni aitai.
4. Two documentaries about writer Kaikō Takeshi (1930-1989): the first, from the series Ano hito ni aitai; the second, Yūyū to shite isoge, in 11 parts.
5. Japan nearing crisis: rare footage of the teito (imperial capital) in 1935 and ’37.
6. Some post-war footage of the major Japanese cities destroyed by the U.S. bombing.
7. This short segment on the 1923 Great Kantō earthquake.