Tokyo Black Hole: Year Zero in Post-WWII Japan *RERUN
A recent discovery of films from post-WWII Tokyo has provided valuable and, in some cases, unknown information about life in Japan at the time. We learn that Tokyo swallowed people, materials and money like a black hole, a metaphor for the black markets that sprang up overnight peddling goods from the Japanese army and U.S. military. People dove into these markets to survive the tough times. And those who profited gained power, moving the economy and politics forward. Tokyo Black Hole reveals the rarely discussed truth about real-life events in "Year Zero" of post-war Tokyo. It follows a young man living in present-day Tokyo who travels back in time and has "hands-on" experiences. His journey helps us understand the hardships of the time, and gives a better sense of how some people prospered despite the difficult circumstances.