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    5 Standout Movies You Should Watch At Your Local Japan Film Festival 2018
    September 21, 2018 0 Likes
    Every year the Japanese Film Festival brings a number of uplifting movies to your hometown and invites you to take an imaginary journey to another reality. With dozens of titles st
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    Malaysia JFF2018
    September 14, 2018 0 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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    5 Japanese Actors You Should Follow On Instagram Now
    August 16, 2018 0 Likes
    With social media taking the world by storm, it is now possible to keep up with all that is happening in the lives of our favorite celebrities on and off screen. Last month, we int
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    When Cicadas Cry: 5 Japanese Summer Traditions To Search For In Japanese Films
    August 16, 2018 0 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
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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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    Who Are Japan’s Most Influential Actresses on Instagram?
    July 17, 2018 0 Likes
    Long gone are the days when we had to line with up hundreds of other fans to buy posters and photos of our favorite celebrities — just to get a glimpse into their private lives, th
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    5 Before-Shoplifters Kore-eda Films That Capture The Essence Of The Human Heart
    July 11, 2018 0 Likes
    May 2018, Cannes, France. Film fans, critics, and media from all over the world sat and watched in anticipation, waiting for the name to be unveiled: the winner of this year’s Palm
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    Philippines JFF2018 Schedule
    June 27, 2018 0 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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    Three Films That Perfectly Capture Hokkaido’s Cinematic Beauty
    June 12, 2018 0 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
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    Japanese Weddings On Film: Western Vows And Shrines Whispers
    June 12, 2018 0 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
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    5 Standout Movies You Should Watch At Your Local Japan Film Festival 2018
    September 21, 2018 0 Likes
    Every year the Japanese Film Festival brings a number of uplifting movies to your hometown and invites you to take an imaginary journey to another reality. With dozens of titles st
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    5 Japanese Actors You Should Follow On Instagram Now
    August 16, 2018 0 Likes
    With social media taking the world by storm, it is now possible to keep up with all that is happening in the lives of our favorite celebrities on and off screen. Last month, we int
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    Who Are Japan’s Most Influential Actresses on Instagram?
    July 17, 2018 0 Likes
    Long gone are the days when we had to line with up hundreds of other fans to buy posters and photos of our favorite celebrities — just to get a glimpse into their private lives, th
    GENERAL
    5 Before-Shoplifters Kore-eda Films That Capture The Essence Of The Human Heart
    July 11, 2018 0 Likes
    May 2018, Cannes, France. Film fans, critics, and media from all over the world sat and watched in anticipation, waiting for the name to be unveiled: the winner of this year’s Palm
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    J-Cinema Spotlight: Rising Stars Taishi Nakagawa and Kengo Kora
    April 27, 2018 0 Likes
    Following in the footsteps of veteran male actors such as Ken Watanabe, Hiroyuki Sanada and Yutaka Takeuchi, a cadre of young Japanese thespians continue to make their presence kno
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    3 Actresses Currently Rocking Japan’s Movie Screens
    April 06, 2018 0 Likes
    When we think of the Japanese women that grace the big screen, characteristics that come to mind are classic looks, undeniable cuteness and versatile talent. But in recent years, J
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    4 Makoto Shinkai Films You Should Know (that aren’t Your Name)
    January 26, 2018 17 Likes
    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
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    Silent Fear: 3 Japanese Horror Movies Remade Overseas
    November 17, 2017 2836 Likes
    The global popularity of horror movies reveals something universal and fundamental about humans: we actively seek out frightening themes to intentionally scare ourselves, and we li
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    Faces Behind The Screen: 4 Japanese Actors You Should Know
    November 10, 2017 31 Likes
    Since cinema was first introduced in Japan in the late 19th Century, the country has given birth to hundreds of legendary movie icons, many of whom are now widely recognized overse
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    7 Japanese Movies That Have Won International Awards
    September 20, 2017 0 Likes
    With one of the world’s oldest and most highly developed film industries, it’s no surprise that Japanese works have made their way to the outside world and found wide acclaim. Fact
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    When Cicadas Cry: 5 Japanese Summer Traditions To Search For In Japanese Films
    August 16, 2018 0 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 0 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
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    4 Japanese Movies That Show What’s It Like To Drop Everything And Start Anew In Tokyo
    April 06, 2018 0 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
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    4 Japanese Movies To Watch Before High School Graduation
    March 02, 2018 0 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
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    5 Japanese Movies That Will Warm Your Heart This Winter
    December 27, 2017 13 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
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    Beyond Hatsumode And Otoshidama: New Year Traditions As Seen In Japanese Movies
    December 27, 2017 36 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
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    For The Love Of The Game: Sport And Youth In Japanese Movies
    September 20, 2017 5918 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
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    7 Legendary Japanese Movie Soundtracks
    September 20, 2017 0 Likes
    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
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    Popular Japanese Literature On Screen
    September 20, 2017 0 Likes
    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
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    From Street Kawaii To School Chic: Fashion In Japanese Movies
    August 22, 2017 0 Likes
    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
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    Three Films That Perfectly Capture Hokkaido’s Cinematic Beauty
    June 12, 2018 0 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 0 Likes
    Hokkaido, Japan’s northernmost, second-largest island and the nation’s largest prefecture, contrasts considerably with Okinawa, the southernmost, fourth-smallest prefecture, itself
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    Fleeting Beauty: A Film Journey Through 4 Of Japan’s Most Scenic Sakura Locations
    March 19, 2018 0 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
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    Scenic Japan: Travel To Japan’s Most Beautiful Places With These Movies (Part II)
    January 22, 2018 8 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 8341 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
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    7 Movie Locations You Can Actually Visit In Japan
    September 20, 2017 20 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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    Malaysia JFF2018
    September 14, 2018 0 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
    NEWS
    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 0 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 0 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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    Japanese Film Festival in India Yuna Taira
    December 15, 2017 3 Likes
    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
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    Japanese Film Festival 2017 in Malaysia Takumi Saitoh
    December 11, 2017 30 Likes
    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
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    Four muses: bringing life to the Japanese silver screen
    December 08, 2017 0 Likes
    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
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