Japanese films bow

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Six Japanese movies were shown for the first time in North Korea at the seventh biannual Pyongyang Intl. Film Festival Sept. 11-13.

Among the six films were “Gakko (School) IV,” about a high-school dropout seeking his identify traveling to his parents’ home town. It was the last film shot at the now defunct Ofuna Studio. The Koreans also saw two episodes from the popular “Tora-san” film series.

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