A still from 2016’s Shin Godzilla. Photo: Handout A still from 2016’s Shin Godzilla. Photo: Handout
A still from 2016’s Shin Godzilla. Photo: Handout
Japan

Godzilla at 65: still wreaking havoc, but now a reminder of Japan’s anxious past

  • As one of Japan’s biggest pop-culture exports celebrates its 65th birthday, the monster’s backstory prompts memories of the nation’s harrowing struggle with nuclear conflict
  • After 20 years ago appearing to be on its last legs, the film franchise is now roaring to box office success with Hollywood remakes

Topic |   Japan
A still from 2016’s Shin Godzilla. Photo: Handout A still from 2016’s Shin Godzilla. Photo: Handout
A still from 2016’s Shin Godzilla. Photo: Handout
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