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99-nen no Ai ~Japanese Americans~ [99年の愛~JAPANESE AMERICANS~]

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Title:99-nen no Ai ~Japanese Americans~
Telecast:2010-11-03 to 2010-11-07
Season:Fall 2010

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TV Station:TBS
Duration:5 Episodes

The story follows a family of Japanese immigrants who crossed over to America 99 years ago.

When the war breaks out the Japanese immigrants face racism and segregation. Ichiro pledges his alliance to America and gets sent to Europe, second son Jiro stays back with Ichiro's beloved Shinobu (who he has a crush on) and tries to protect his parents' farm. Their two sisters Shizu and Sachie are sent back to Japan and have to experience the horrors of war, one in Hiroshima and the other in Okinawa.

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Actor/Actress Cast (14)
Kusanagi Tsuyoshi
Hiramatsu Chokichi (young) and Hiramatsu Ichiro
Nakama Yukie
Hiramatsu (Matsusawa) Shinobu
Yachigusa Kaoru
Hiramatsu Shinobu (present day)
Nakai Kiichi
Hiramatsu Chokichi
Izumi Pinko
Hiramatsu Tomo
Matsuyama Kenichi
Hiramatsu Jiro
Kamijo Tsunehiko
Hiramatsu Jiro (present day)
Terashima Saki
Hiramatsu Shizu
Kawashima Umika
Hiramatsu Sachie
Kishi Keiko
Hiramatsu Sachie (present day)
Oizumi Yo
Kobayashi Nenji
Sasano Takashi
Nakao Akiyoshi

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1. I am a Japanese who grew up in America in the time [Rating: 3/10]
I am Japanese American, and I can't believe how UNREALISTIC this show was. How come the Japanese Americans in this movie is soo fluent in Japanese? Ok, I tried to think that maybe they lived in a Japanese community, but I still think unlikely. During the times w/o internet Japanese in the US really did not have much to watch on tv, etc. OK, I do speak fluent Japanese, but that is because I learned it on my own and went to Japan at 18, studied and lived there a few years. and since then I have watched Japanese tv, by subscribing to Japanese Tv. Now thanks to the internet I can keep it up by watching shows online, thank goodness!
Reviewed by RISAKO on 3 January 2014

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1. Comments by gaijinmark [Rating: 7/10]
A more correct title would have been "What Japanese think it was like to immigrate to America". This script has more holes in it than I can remember, let's hope that Nisei (or Sansei, Yonsei or Gosei) never see it.

But, some good actors did their best with what they had to work with. Kusanagai proves once again that even if he's not as popular as Kimtaku, he's every bit his equal as an actor. Also good performances from Pinko Izumi as Tomo and Kiichi Nakai as Chokichi.
2. Comments by Sun_Shang_Xiang [Rating: 7/10]
Unbalanced yet interesting account which focuses mainly on WWII, A huge gap of 30 years is left out of the story between 1910 and the outbreak of the Great Pacific War.
3. Comments by russia [Rating: 9/10]
japanese american history revisited; 442 infantry; american racism
4. Comments by ct_subang [Rating: 8/10]
very historical drama...& informative...
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