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 Country Rock Bands and Artists

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The Sword Maker

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Suicide Forest in Japan

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Tendenko: Surviving the Tsunam... is listed (or ranked) 11 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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Baby Drain

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The Most Messed Up Japanese TV Shows Ever The Best Movies That Were Originally Panned by Critics

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Torn Memories of Nanjing is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Documentaries About Japan

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Budo: The Art of Killing Harry J. Quini

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A Trace of the Sun

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Battling the Yakuza

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Wine Road of the Samurai Shin Koyamada

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Children Full of Life is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Documentaries About Japan

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The Japanese Version is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Documentaries About Japan
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A Normal Life: Chronicle of a Sumo Wrestler

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Nanking is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Documentaries About Japan
Nanking Woody Harrelson, Mariel Hemingway, Stephen Dorff