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    Singapore JFF 2019
    February 15, 2019
    A Japanese Film platform to raise interest in Japanese films and draw in a larger audience in the ASEAN countries.
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    These are the new film releases everyone in Japan will be watching in 2019
    March 07, 2019 33 Likes
    It has only been nearly three months into 2019 and we’re already observing a wave of new movie releases in Japan that captivate our imagination and tease our curiosity. From spine-
    LIFESTYLE
    Great expectations, great return from rising acting star Mayu Matsuoka
    March 05, 2019 23 Likes
    Kiki Kirin, Japan’s legendary actress who sadly passed away last year, once told her that she had a very forgettable face. For a young actress, you’d think this is a shocking state
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    Spread the love this Valentine’s Day with these 5 all-time-favorite Japanese romantic films
    February 18, 2019 958 Likes
    As soon as February kicks in you start noticing the decorations, the cute toys, the roses, the postcards and all that romance floating in the air and you know it: soon it will be V
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    Singapore JFF 2019
    February 15, 2019 1165 Likes
    On January 22nd, 2019, the Japanese Film Festival was held in Singapore, with appearances by wonderful guests such as Shinichiro Ueda, director of One Cut of the Dead, and Wishing
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    [Exclusive Report] Lecture by Director Kiyoshi Kurosawa at St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum“Digitization of film and the essence of film that appears from it” Part2
    February 07, 2019 7233 Likes
    In today’s talk, I have repeatedly used the expression: “film shoots reality.” This may have sounded a little strange to you. You may think that the films you see at the cinema do
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    [Exclusive Report] Lecture by Director Kiyoshi Kurosawa at St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum“Digitization of film and the essence of film that appears from it” Part1
    February 07, 2019 7555 Likes
    At the St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum in Russia on November 15th, 2018, film director Kiyoshi Kurosawa participated as a guest, speaking about his thoughts on his own
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    Why the world can’t get enough of Hirokazu Kore-eda
    January 11, 2019 7068 Likes
    Looking back over the past year, it is fair to say that 2018 was a milestone in the Japanese cinema world. The passing of legendary figures such as Kirin Kiki and Harue Akagi left
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    Remembering Kiki Kirin, A Long Serving Legend of Japan’s Film World
    January 11, 2019 7192 Likes
    The year of 2018 saw the passing of Kiki Kirin, an icon of Japanese cinema whose contribution to the film craft will never be forgotten. She passed away on September 15th in her To
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    6 heartwarming Japanese films every dog lover should watch
    December 21, 2018 4325 Likes
    Japan may be known as a nation that loves cats (it is, after all, a country where cat cafés are flourishing) but don’t underestimate how much affection the country has for dogs, to
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    The world of Japanese saké as seen in Kampai! For the Love of Sake
    December 10, 2018 0 Likes
    Anyone who has tried good sake (pronounced sah-keh) can attest to the initial simplicity behind the drink giving way to depth and flavor. Drinking sake is an ancient tradition amon
    GENERAL
    These are the new film releases everyone in Japan will be watching in 2019
    March 07, 2019 33 Likes
    It has only been nearly three months into 2019 and we’re already observing a wave of new movie releases in Japan that captivate our imagination and tease our curiosity. From spine-
    GENERAL
    [Exclusive Report] Lecture by Director Kiyoshi Kurosawa at St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum“Digitization of film and the essence of film that appears from it” Part2
    February 07, 2019 7233 Likes
    In today’s talk, I have repeatedly used the expression: “film shoots reality.” This may have sounded a little strange to you. You may think that the films you see at the cinema do
    GENERAL
    [Exclusive Report] Lecture by Director Kiyoshi Kurosawa at St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum“Digitization of film and the essence of film that appears from it” Part1
    February 07, 2019 7555 Likes
    At the St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum in Russia on November 15th, 2018, film director Kiyoshi Kurosawa participated as a guest, speaking about his thoughts on his own
    GENERAL
    MULTIPLE LANGUAGE
    Why the world can’t get enough of Hirokazu Kore-eda
    January 11, 2019 7068 Likes
    Looking back over the past year, it is fair to say that 2018 was a milestone in the Japanese cinema world. The passing of legendary figures such as Kirin Kiki and Harue Akagi left
    GENERAL
    Remembering Kiki Kirin, A Long Serving Legend of Japan’s Film World
    January 11, 2019 7192 Likes
    The year of 2018 saw the passing of Kiki Kirin, an icon of Japanese cinema whose contribution to the film craft will never be forgotten. She passed away on September 15th in her To
    GENERAL
    MULTIPLE LANGUAGE
    6 heartwarming Japanese films every dog lover should watch
    December 21, 2018 4325 Likes
    Japan may be known as a nation that loves cats (it is, after all, a country where cat cafés are flourishing) but don’t underestimate how much affection the country has for dogs, to
    GENERAL
    Filmmakers, stars at Tokyo Film Festival Asia Networking Reception share their stories
    November 20, 2018 11322 Likes
    There isn’t a place quite like an international film festival. Different to any other type of a cultural event, film festivals take us on unexpected journeys to places we have neve
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    Famous Japanese celebrity couples who met on set
    November 09, 2018 12808 Likes
    We often think of celebrities as being surreal objects; a distant society most of us can’t understand or associate with. They wear the latest designs, have no bad hair days, and le
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    5 Japanese movies that everyone is talking about in 2018: Part II
    October 31, 2018 15708 Likes
    Last month you read about tear-jerking love stories, heartwarming family dramas and uplifting high school friendships, three major themes dominating this year’s most talked-about m
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    Quiz: How many of these 7 iconic Japanese horror characters can you name?
    October 05, 2018 6 Likes
    So you’ve watched a little too much of Japanese horror and yokai monster films and you’re thrilled to put your knowledge into practice. Well, thank us for this opportunity later, b
    LIFESTYLE
    Great expectations, great return from rising acting star Mayu Matsuoka
    March 05, 2019 23 Likes
    Kiki Kirin, Japan’s legendary actress who sadly passed away last year, once told her that she had a very forgettable face. For a young actress, you’d think this is a shocking state
    LIFESTYLE
    MULTIPLE LANGUAGE
    Spread the love this Valentine’s Day with these 5 all-time-favorite Japanese romantic films
    February 18, 2019 958 Likes
    As soon as February kicks in you start noticing the decorations, the cute toys, the roses, the postcards and all that romance floating in the air and you know it: soon it will be V
    LIFESTYLE
    MULTIPLE LANGUAGE
    The world of Japanese saké as seen in Kampai! For the Love of Sake
    December 10, 2018 0 Likes
    Anyone who has tried good sake (pronounced sah-keh) can attest to the initial simplicity behind the drink giving way to depth and flavor. Drinking sake is an ancient tradition amon
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    When Cicadas Cry: 5 Japanese Summer Traditions To Search For In Japanese Films
    August 16, 2018 23 Likes
    Japan is a land of symbolism and the Japanese summer season is of no exception. Summertime in Japan contains numerous symbols whose intended meaning and significance are widely kno
    LIFESTYLE
    Japanese Weddings On Film: Western Vows And Shrines Whispers
    June 12, 2018 20 Likes
    Japan is a study in contrasts — a nation where modern foreign influences and ancient traditions collide. It is also a land of seasonal celebrations, where each month is assigned a
    LIFESTYLE
    4 Japanese Movies That Show What’s It Like To Drop Everything And Start Anew In Tokyo
    April 06, 2018 1 Likes
    Moving to Tokyo, the big city many living in Japan’s rural areas oftentimes naively dream of, is a rite of passage many young Japanese people take. Whether it’s to enter university
    LIFESTYLE
    4 Japanese Movies To Watch Before High School Graduation
    March 02, 2018 53 Likes
    It is often said in Japan that the three years spent in high school are some of the most important years in the life of a Japanese youth. It is here that Japan’s teens are beginnin
    LIFESTYLE
    5 Japanese Movies That Will Warm Your Heart This Winter
    December 27, 2017 0 Likes
    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 0 Likes
    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 0 Likes
    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
    TRAVEL
    Three Films That Perfectly Capture Hokkaido’s Cinematic Beauty
    June 12, 2018 8 Likes
    Sitting right up on one of the northernmost corners of Japan, Hokkaido is generally known for two things: great dairy and lots and lots of snow. With its cooler climate and rugged
    TRAVEL
    Two Ends, Two Sights: Hokkaido and Okinawa in Popular Japanese Cinema
    April 27, 2018 67 Likes
    Hokkaido, Japan’s northernmost, second-largest island and the nation’s largest prefecture, contrasts considerably with Okinawa, the southernmost, fourth-smallest prefecture, itself
    TRAVEL
    Fleeting Beauty: A Film Journey Through 4 Of Japan’s Most Scenic Sakura Locations
    March 19, 2018 14 Likes
    Sakura, Japan’s cherry blossoms, are more than just beautiful for the Japanese. With a cultural significance dating back hundreds of years, sakura is a symbol of the arrival of spr
    TRAVEL
    Scenic Japan: Travel To Japan’s Most Beautiful Places With These Movies (Part II)
    January 22, 2018 11 Likes
    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
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    Scenic Japan: Travel To Japan’s Most Beautiful Places With These Movies (Part I)
    November 17, 2017 0 Likes
    Iconic Mt. Fuji, Tokyo’s skyscrapers looming above the seemingly chaotic yet surprisingly civil “scramble intersections,” food and fun in Osaka’s Dotonbori neighborhood, and the te
    TRAVEL
    7 Movie Locations You Can Actually Visit In Japan
    September 20, 2017 0 Likes
    When films truly touch us, particularly when the settings play a very prominent role in the narrative, there can be something magical about personally setting foot on a production
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    Singapore JFF 2019
    February 15, 2019 1165 Likes
    On January 22nd, 2019, the Japanese Film Festival was held in Singapore, with appearances by wonderful guests such as Shinichiro Ueda, director of One Cut of the Dead, and Wishing
    NEWS
    The curtain has risen on the largest international film festival in Asia — the 31st Tokyo International Film Festival!
    November 07, 2018 11827 Likes
    The 31st Tokyo International Film Festival began Thursday, October 25th, 2018, in Roppongi Hills, Tokyo. Directors and performers of the films screened during the festival made the
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    The Japanese Film Festival is coming to China!
    October 04, 2018 19179 Likes
    We are excited to announce that the Japanese Film Festival, currently held in ASEAN countries, Australia, will land in China again this October 2018. The Japanese Film Festival pro
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    Malaysia JFF2018
    September 14, 2018 152 Likes
    The 15th Japanese Film Festival in Malaysia is now on! In previous years the Film Festival has been to Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Kuching and Kota Kinabalu where it has brought a great
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    Film Festival in the Philippines – Nori Koizumi Interview
    July 26, 2018 0 Likes
    The Japanese Film Festival took place in the Philippines on the 4th of July. We invited the director of “Chihayafuru”, Mr. Nori Koizumi as a guest to give a special spe
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    Philippines JFF2018 Schedule
    June 27, 2018 73 Likes
    The Japanese Foundation is holding its annual “Japanese Film Festival” in the Philippines on the 4th of July, 2018. The Japanese film festival is a part of the “J
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    Looking back at Singapore & JFF 2017
    June 07, 2018 0 Likes
    The Japanese Film Festival of Singapore was held on March 2, 2018, and Shinobu Yaguchi―director of opening movie “The Survival Family”―attended the event as a guest. As well as att
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    Japanese Film Festival in Indonesia Kengo Kora
    February 07, 2018 51 Likes
    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
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    Reception party report for Asian Filming networking
    January 05, 2018 0 Likes
    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
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    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 0 Likes
    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
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