Kagatani Shizuo, an employee at home electronics manufacturer Victor Company of Japan (JVC) is transferred to the home video division of the company’s Yokohama factory, and told to cut the division’s staff by 20%. But Kagatani doesn’t want to fire anyone so he decides to increase sales instead by developing a home video player. Inspired by Kagatani’s impassioned phrase, “We have to defend our jobs ourselves,” the employees pour their efforts into product development, and perfect a trial model, VHS.
Director: Kiyoshi Sasabe. 陽はまた昇る / AKA Dawn of a New Day: The Man Behind VHS
Stars: Toshiyuki Nishida, Ken Watanabe, Naoto Ogata, Kyôko Maya, Ryôko Shinohara.