I'm not interested in recommendations for American films on the subject, as all of these would have an American or Western perspective, and I know of dozens of these already. I'm also less interested in something specific to the attack on Pearl Harbor -- but other than that, anything would be appreciated. Specific topics of interest would include the Japanese occupation of Manchuria, and most especially, anything that casts some light on the experiences and sentiments of ordinary citizens during or immediately after the war.
Okay film buffs...does anyone have a title to suggest because I don't know of a single one, but am really intrigued by this topic.
UPDATE: I have found two titles, both Kurosawa films. One from 1944 called (translated as) "The Most Beautiful", about women in an optics factory during the war, and one called "No Regrets for our Youth", filmed in 1946, and focusing on the immediate post-war period. Neither seem to be regarded as seminal Kurosawa works, but I'd love to hear from anyone who may have seen either of them, particularly the latter one.
Other suggestions on films and filmmakers are still welcome.