Beyond the idol spotlight, AKB48 members take the lead on the big screen, too
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When back in 2005 record producer Yasushi Akimoto held auditions for the first generation of AKB48 i
Watch on Mother’s Day: 3 Japanese films that remind us that moms are always special
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For most of us, mothers have a very special place in our hearts regardless of whether we openly admi
5 live action films inspired by Japanese Anime/Manga
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When a major film company announces that it will be adapting a treasured Japanese manga or anime sto
3 Japanese movies that will motivate you at work
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With the new fiscal and academic year starting in April, the month of beautiful spring flowers marks
End of an era: 3 films that capture the highs and lows of Japan’s Heisei period
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Following decades of instability on all fronts, 1989 marked the end of the Showa Era and the beginni
Watch pop idol group Arashi’s most memorable film appearances to date
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Fans across the globe stayed glued to their TV screens this January 27 when news about Japan’s top a
Tohoku in film: Natural beauty, rich culture and community bonds beyond the tsunami
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Long before the devastating March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami happened, the Tohoku region in nor
Beyond ‘Mirai’: 5 Mamoru Hosoda Movies You Should Watch
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With an Oscar nomination for his latest movie, the international hit Mirai in 2019, Japanese script
These are the new film releases everyone in Japan will be watching in 2019
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It has only been nearly three months into 2019 and we’re already observing a wave of new movie relea
Great expectations, great return from rising acting star Mayu Matsuoka
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Kiki Kirin, Japan’s legendary actress who sadly passed away last year, once told her that she had a
Spread the love this Valentine’s Day with these 5 all-time-favorite Japanese romantic films
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As soon as February kicks in you start noticing the decorations, the cute toys, the roses, the postc
Singapore JFF 2019
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On January 22nd, 2019, the Japanese Film Festival was held in Singapore, with appearances by wonderf
[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
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In today’s talk, I have repeatedly used the expression: “film shoots reality.” This may have sounded
[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
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At the St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum in Russia on November 15th, 2018, film director K
Why the world can’t get enough of Hirokazu Kore-eda
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Looking back over the past year, it is fair to say that 2018 was a milestone in the Japanese cinema
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
6 heartwarming Japanese films every dog lover should watch
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Japan may be known as a nation that loves cats (it is, after all, a country where cat cafés are flou
The world of Japanese saké as seen in Kampai! For the Love of Sake
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Anyone who has tried good sake (pronounced sah-keh) can attest to the initial simplicity behind the
Filmmakers, stars at Tokyo Film Festival Asia Networking Reception share their stories
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Famous Japanese celebrity couples who met on set
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We often think of celebrities as being surreal objects; a distant society most of us can’t understan
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