Boy Soldiers: The Secret War in Okinawa

Zakka Films Presents

Boy Soldiers: The Secret War in Okinawa



*This title is available at Vimeo-on-Demand for private home use only.

*Educational streaming licenses are available at Alexander Street.

The Battle of Okinawa, in which the arrival of US troops at the end of World War II led to the death of more than 200,000 people, including civilians. Behind it lies a hidden history: guerrilla units made up of young boys, the nightmare of malaria, “friendly fire” genocide, and adolescent officers from the so-called “Nakano School,” Japan’s primary military intelligence training center. Bringing the battle’s biggest taboos into the light of day, this film sounds a warning against re-armament.

  • VendorTOFOO, LLC
  • Language: Japanese
  • Subtitles: English
  • Technical Information: All Region Free, NTSC
  • Package Details: DVD Jacket (Japanese), Leaflet (English)
    Director: Chie Mikami, Hanayo Oya
    Photography: Mamoru Hirata
    Editing: Keita Suzuo
    Music: Yuji Katsui
    Producer: Yoshiko Hashimoto, Shigeki Kinoshita
    Produced by: Documentary Japan, TOFOO, LLC, Chie Mikami
  • Copyright:TOFOO LLC
  • Streaming: Global Issue Channel, Alexander Street