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Battle of the Japan Sea (1969)

Nihonkai daikaisen (original title)
Japan and Russia clash in what comes to be known as the Russo-Japanese War. An attempt by the Japanese fleet and army to take Port Arthur fails, and a Russian fleet bears down on the Sea of Japan.

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Yûzô Kayama ...
Cmdr. Hirose
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Susumu Fujita ...
Uemura
Mitsuko Kusabue ...
Mrs. Togo
Ryutaro Tatsumi ...
General Gonbei Yamamoto
Hakuô Matsumoto ...
The Emperor (as Kôshirô Matsumoto)
Toshio Kurosawa ...
Pfc. Maeyama
Akira Kubo ...
Matsui
Makoto Satô ...
Gunnery Chief of Security
Akihiko Hirata ...
Staff Officer Tsunoda
Yoshio Tsuchiya ...
Staff Officer Akiyama
Kenji Sahara ...
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Japan and Russia clash in what comes to be known as the Russo-Japanese War. An attempt by the Japanese fleet and army to take Port Arthur fails, and a Russian fleet bears down on the Sea of Japan. Admiral Heihachiro Togo sends his fleet to confront the Russians, with results which stun both nations. Meanwhile, Major Genjiro Akashi makes secret negotiations with the Bolshevik revolutionaries in Russia, negotiations that have repercussions far beyond the conflict at hand. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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28 October 1970 (USA)  »

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This was special effects director Eiji Tsuburaya's final film. See more »

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Sen Yuu
Traditional Japanese Military Song
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foreign cast member of this movie
26 November 2001 | by (kiev, ukraine) – See all my reviews

i was a young us forces member, working part time in the movies during 1967-70 in japan. in this movie, i was an aid-de-camp to the russian admiral (rodyshvinski). as i was an american, not speaking russian, they brought a professor from waseda univ to teach me phonetic russian, not having any idea what i was saying. 30+ years later, here i am in kiev for 10 years and want to find a copy of this movie to see what i said as i died dramatically, having been shot putting up the flag as our ship was sinking... it was said to be a significant movie from the japanese standpoint at the time, but i'm finding the russians i work with have a totally different perspective ;-) i'd also like cast member credits. i see our agent, mr yusef a. is listed.


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