Documentary The Best Documentaries About Japan  

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List Rules Documentaries about Japan and all things Japanese.

This list of the best documentaries about Japan has been ranked by the community and includes popular and recognizable titles, along with independent films. What is the best documentary about Japan? Vote up your favorites below.

As you vote, the order of the list will be changed to see which documentary about Japan comes out on top. If you do not see your favorite on the list, add it to the titles below so that others can vote on it, as well. This list currently includes titles such as Tokyo Olympiad, The Emperor's Naked Army Marches On, and The Great Happiness Space.

Documentaries are nonfiction and made with the intention of displaying reality for historical purposes and to educate viewers. Most documentaries are driven by independent filmmakers and those passionate about the topics they are portraying.

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The 17 Weirdest GIFs from Japanese Game Shows The Best LGBT Movies On Amazon Prime

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Suicide Forest in Japan

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The Sword Maker

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Tendenko: Surviving the Tsunam... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Documentaries About Japan
Tendenko: Surviving the Tsunami

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ANPO: Art X War Setsu Asakura, Hiroshi Nakamura, Miyako Ishiuchi

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The Most Messed Up Japanese TV Shows Ever 75+ Easter Eggs from Every Marvel Movie

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Baby Drain

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Budo: The Art of Killing Harry J. Quini

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Torn Memories of Nanjing is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Documentaries About Japan

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Wine Road of the Samurai Shin Koyamada

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A Trace of the Sun

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Children Full of Life is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Documentaries About Japan

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Battling the Yakuza

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A Normal Life: Chronicle of a Sumo Wrestler

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Nanking is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Documentaries About Japan
Nanking Woody Harrelson, Mariel Hemingway, Stephen Dorff

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The Japanese Version is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Documentaries About Japan
The Japanese Version