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6. Tokyo Sonata Review: Work, Gender, Family, It's All A Performance

6. Tokyo Sonata Review: Work, Gender, Family, It's All A Performance

Update: 2021-08-22
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Tokyo Sonata is a very campy and candid examination of how the conditions of this uncertain capitalist era negatively affect the work person. Beyond that, it's a film which showcases how the strict institutions and traditions of our societies (school, gender norms, familial based traditions, and capitalistic order) harm the well-being of those who unquestionably subscribe to their rigid order. Tokyo Sonata, and the sources I used to build my understanding of contemporary capitalist Japan, made me realize something deeply unsettling: we are incredibly performative in our daily lives. In this episode I explain what is meant by the "performance" and why it's so horrific that we fail to challenge or question its existence in our day to day life. 




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Hitchcock, Amanda. “Violent Juvenile Crimes in Japan Point to a Deeper Social Crisis.” World Socialist Web Site, www.wsws.org/en/articles/2000/10/jap-o18.html.




Romit DasDasgupta (2011) Emotional Spaces and Places of Salaryman Anxiety in




Tokyo Sonata , Japanese Studies, 31:3, 373-386, DOI: 10.1080/10371397.2011.619169 




Salari,. YouTube,, 25 Sept. 2020, www.youtube.com/watch?v=sx3mQftSMSo.

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6. Tokyo Sonata Review: Work, Gender, Family, It's All A Performance

6. Tokyo Sonata Review: Work, Gender, Family, It's All A Performance

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