Japanese Cinema (National Film Traditions)
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Published by Cambridge University Press .
Written in English


  • Mass Media - General,
  • Performing Arts,
  • Performing Arts / Mass Media

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Open LibraryOL7742084M
ISBN 100521471583
ISBN 109780521471589

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