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Eastwood's film on Iwojima reflects lingering pain of islanders

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Some people possess more finely attuned visual and audio senses that let them catch what others miss when analyzing the same information.

As a newspaper reporter, I have learned the importance and difficulty of noticing things that are not quite obvious at first glance.

Journalistic instinct and knowledge are certainly vital for a reporter. Even more important, however, is having a keen awareness of the issues involved in a story.

This was attested by Shun Ishihara's uncomfortable reaction to watching “Letters from Iwo Jima.”

The 44-year-old Meiji Gakuin University professor sensed something was out of place in a scene in the 2006 U.S. film directed by Clint Eastwood.

In the closing days of World War II, Lt. Gen.........

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