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The Good, The Cool, And The Lazy: The 8 Types Of Ninja You Never Knew Existed
January 26, 2018
A Japanese Film platform to raise interest in Japanese films and draw in a larger audience in the ASEAN countries.
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23 - 25 February 2018
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Japanese Film Festival in Indonesia Kengo Kora
February 07, 2018
On 2 November 2017, actor Kengo Kora appeared as a special guest at the opening event of the Japan Film Festival 2017, held in Indonesia’s capital city Jakarta. As well as attendin
HISTORY
The Good, The Cool, And The Lazy: The 8 Types Of Ninja You Never Knew Existed
January 26, 2018
You have that image in mind: ninja are black-clad spies, rarely talk, can choke you in an instant, like to throw ropes and chisels around, and are for the most part mysterious char
GENERAL
4 Makoto Shinkai Films You Should Know (that aren’t Your Name)
January 26, 2018
Your Name, the heartwarming story of two high-school students on an emotional, consciousness-swapping journey to find one another, took just two weeks to become a domestic and glob
TRAVEL
Scenic Japan: Travel To Japan’s Most Beautiful Places With These Movies (Part II)
January 22, 2018
After traveling from Hokkaido to Aichi in central Japan in Part I of our film journey throughout Japan, we’re now heading down south from Shimane to Okinawa. Push play and join us
NEWS
Reception party report for Asian Filming networking
January 05, 2018
On Friday 27 October 2017, the Japan Foundation Asia Center and the Tokyo International Film Festival held an event as part of these organisations’ activities for Asia-focused film
LIFESTYLE
5 Japanese Movies That Will Warm Your Heart This Winter
December 27, 2017
Up in the north and along Japan’s seas, the winter is cold and severe. But while the world outside is whitened before our eyes, the stories in the following movies set in wintertim
LIFESTYLE
Beyond Hatsumode And Otoshidama: New Year Traditions As Seen In Japanese Movies
December 27, 2017
Every country has its own unique traditions and practices for celebrating the end of the old year and the beginning of a new one. In Japan, it is the “osechi” New Year dishes, “hat
FOOD
Cakes And Puddings: 4 Memorable Dessert Movies From Japan
December 27, 2017
Japan certainly has a sweet tooth — as well as perfectionism toward details that the art of making sweets requires. What many people don’t know about Japan, however, is that Decemb
NEWS
Film Director Ryota Nakano talks with Naoyuki Sato in commemoration of the screening of Her Love Boils Bathwater at the Japanese Film Festival in the Philippines
December 20, 2017
Film director Ryota Nakano, famed for his 2016 film Her Love Boils Bathwater, visited the Philippines from July 6 to 9, 2017, at the invitation of the Japan Foundation, Manila. Imm
NEWS
Japanese Film Festival in India Yuna Taira
December 15, 2017
The Japanese Film Festival India was held in the Indian capital of New Delhi on 10 November 2017. Lead actress from the festival’s opening film ReLIFE, Yuna Taira, and producer Yuk
LIFESTYLE
5 Japanese Movies That Will Warm Your Heart This Winter
December 27, 2017
Up in the north and along Japan’s seas, the winter is cold and severe. But while the world outside is whitened before our eyes, the stories in the following movies set in wintertim
LIFESTYLE
Beyond Hatsumode And Otoshidama: New Year Traditions As Seen In Japanese Movies
December 27, 2017
Every country has its own unique traditions and practices for celebrating the end of the old year and the beginning of a new one. In Japan, it is the “osechi” New Year dishes, “hat
LIFESTYLE
For The Love Of The Game: Sport And Youth In Japanese Movies
September 20, 2017
The three years spent in high school — and for some late bloomers, universities — is a rite of passage for Japanese youth. During this time, teens learn the key tenets fundamental
LIFESTYLE
7 Legendary Japanese Movie Soundtracks
September 20, 2017
In Japanese film, we often find a blurring of the lines between characters’ dialogue and the lyrics of any given theme song — so much so that the narrative thrust of the film is of
LIFESTYLE
Popular Japanese Literature On Screen
September 20, 2017
While manga-to-film adaptations have steadily grown in popularity, acclaimed Japanese literature has long been and remains now an unsurprisingly rich source of narratives for filme
LIFESTYLE
From Street Kawaii To School Chic: Fashion In Japanese Movies
August 22, 2017
It is a commonly held notion that Japan is home to an overwhelmingly monocultural society, with strong fundamental pillars that resist variation from the norm and shift very slowly
NEWS
Japanese Film Festival in Indonesia Kengo Kora
February 07, 2018
On 2 November 2017, actor Kengo Kora appeared as a special guest at the opening event of the Japan Film Festival 2017, held in Indonesia’s capital city Jakarta. As well as attendin
NEWS
Reception party report for Asian Filming networking
January 05, 2018
On Friday 27 October 2017, the Japan Foundation Asia Center and the Tokyo International Film Festival held an event as part of these organisations’ activities for Asia-focused film
NEWS
Film Director Ryota Nakano talks with Naoyuki Sato in commemoration of the screening of Her Love Boils Bathwater at the Japanese Film Festival in the Philippines
December 20, 2017
Film director Ryota Nakano, famed for his 2016 film Her Love Boils Bathwater, visited the Philippines from July 6 to 9, 2017, at the invitation of the Japan Foundation, Manila. Imm
NEWS
Japanese Film Festival in India Yuna Taira
December 15, 2017
The Japanese Film Festival India was held in the Indian capital of New Delhi on 10 November 2017. Lead actress from the festival’s opening film ReLIFE, Yuna Taira, and producer Yuk
NEWS
Japanese Film Festival 2017 in Malaysia Takumi Saitoh
December 11, 2017
Actor and filmmaker Takumi Saitoh joined the opening event of the Japanese Film Festival 2017, held on 5 September in Malaysia’s capital city of Kuala Lumpur, as a special guest. A
NEWS
Four muses: bringing life to the Japanese silver screen
December 08, 2017
Japanese actresses Sakura Ando, Yu Aoi, Hikari Mitsushima, and Aoi Miyazaki graced the red carpet at the opening ceremony of Asia’s largest film festival, the 30th Tokyo Internatio
NEWS
The 30th Tokyo International Film Festival dazzles audiences once again
December 04, 2017
The 30th Tokyo International Film Festival dazzles audiences once again The 30th Tokyo International Film Festival kicked off at Roppongi Hills in Tokyo on 25 October. The opening
NEWS
The Japan Foundation announces launch of Japan-China film collaboration
November 08, 2017
On Thursday 26 October, 2017, the Japan Foundation, UNIJAPAN, and the announced that they will launch a Japan-China film collaboration project in which films from each other’s coun
NEWS
Welcome to the JFF Web Magazine!
October 25, 2017
Dear JFF fans, Welcome to the JFF Web Magazine! Film is a medium that enables us to understand different cultures. Through its powerful storytelling and visual techniques, it has t
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