Unseen Japan

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Noah Oskow

Noah Oskow is a professional Japanese translator and interpreter who holds a BA in East Asian Languages and Cultures. He has lived, studied and worked in Japan for nearly seven years, including two years studying at Sophia University in Tokyo and four years teaching English on the JET Program in rural Fukushima Prefecture. His experiences with language learning and historical and cultural studies as well as his extensive experience in world travel have lead to appearances at speaking events and popular podcasts. Noah is currently working on his Masters Degree in Global Studies at Leipzig University in Germany.

Japanese and Russian Cooperation

Akira Kurosawa and the Kremlin - Part 2: Saved by the Soviets

By Noah Oskow  ·  October 26, 2018 • Tagged with film, movies, akira kurosawa, Russia, culture

Akira Kurosawa once said, "Take me, subtract movies, and you get zero." At a time when he felt he had nothing, it was up to a Soviet production company to put the movie back in the maestro.

Red Square, Moscow.

Akira Kurosawa and the Kremlin - Part 1: Rise and Fall

By Noah Oskow  ·  October 25, 2018 • Tagged with film, movies, akira kurosawa, Russia, culture

Japanese film maestro Akira Kurosawa's enduring love of Russian literature may have saved his life when the Soviet Union stepped in to save his career. In Part 1 of this story, Noah Oskow reviews the auteur's highs and lows.