The Power of Movies

If you ever doubted the power of major motion films then this blog may have you second-guessing yourself. According to news reports, Japan has decided to change the name of the Pacific island of Iwo Jima, site of the famous World War II battle, to its original name of Iwo To. Not because it would lend authenticity to the island, but because Japanese residents were prodded into action by two recent Clint Eastwood movies. According to the Japanese Geographical Survey Institute, the new name in Japanese looks and means the same as Iwo Jima – or Sulfur Island – but … Continue reading