The Clint Eastwood movie, âLetters from Iwo Jimaâ starred many Japanese actors who played characters in the film. Eastwood found that virtually none of the Japanese actor knew the history of the Pacific War or Imperial Japan because it is NOT taught to school children and adults of that era will not speak about it. In order for the actors to understand and portray the Japanese fighters on Iwo Jima, these actors had to learn that history. They did and their performances showed it. Unfortunately, the general Japanese populace remains in near total ignorance.
So much for History is written by the victors!