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    Filmmakers, stars at Tokyo Film Festival Asia Networking Reception share their stories
    November 20, 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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    The world of Japanese saké as seen in Kampai! For the Love of Sake
    December 10, 2018 4500 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
    Filmmakers, stars at Tokyo Film Festival Asia Networking Reception share their stories
    November 20, 2018 11311 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
    GENERAL
    Famous Japanese celebrity couples who met on set
    November 09, 2018 12687 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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    The curtain has risen on the largest international film festival in Asia — the 31st Tokyo International Film Festival!
    November 07, 2018 11823 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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    5 Japanese movies that everyone is talking about in 2018: Part II
    October 31, 2018 15698 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
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    The Japanese Film Festival is coming to China!
    October 04, 2018 19176 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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    5 Japanese movies that everyone is talking about in 2018: Part I
    September 21, 2018 7565 Likes
    Every year we witness a number of movie titles that inspire us, uplift us and invite us to take an imaginary journey to another reality. In 2018, however, Japan’s film industry cre
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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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    5 Japanese Actors You Should Follow On Instagram Now
    August 16, 2018 16 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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    The world of Japanese saké as seen in Kampai! For the Love of Sake
    December 10, 2018 4500 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
    Filmmakers, stars at Tokyo Film Festival Asia Networking Reception share their stories
    November 20, 2018 11311 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
    GENERAL
    Famous Japanese celebrity couples who met on set
    November 09, 2018 12687 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
    GENERAL
    MULTIPLE LANGUAGE
    5 Japanese movies that everyone is talking about in 2018: Part II
    October 31, 2018 15698 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
    GENERAL
    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
    GENERAL
    MULTIPLE LANGUAGE
    5 Japanese movies that everyone is talking about in 2018: Part I
    September 21, 2018 7565 Likes
    Every year we witness a number of movie titles that inspire us, uplift us and invite us to take an imaginary journey to another reality. In 2018, however, Japan’s film industry cre
    JFF_bur_1807_typeG_K
    GENERAL
    5 Japanese Actors You Should Follow On Instagram Now
    August 16, 2018 16 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 30966 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 4590 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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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    5 Japanese Movies That Will Warm Your Heart This Winter
    December 27, 2017 2606 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 15 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 2 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 35388 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 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
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    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
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    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
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    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 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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    The curtain has risen on the largest international film festival in Asia — the 31st Tokyo International Film Festival!
    November 07, 2018 11823 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
    NEWS
    The Japanese Film Festival is coming to China!
    October 04, 2018 19176 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
    NEWS
    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
    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 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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    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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