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    August 29, 2019
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    Three evergreen Halloween costumes inspired by Japanese pop culture on film
    October 17, 2019 0 Likes
    Halloween may not be a tradition practiced everywhere in the world, but one thing that unites us across cultures and borders is the occasional urge to put ourselves in someone else
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    ‘A Banana? At This Time of Night?’: Lessons from Yasuaki Shikano, the physically disabled man who chose freedom
    October 08, 2019 16247 Likes
    A year ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, in July 2019 Japan made a historical leap forward: two wheelchair-bound politicians, Yasuhiko Funago and Eiko Kimura, w
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    ‘Bento Harassment’: When words of wisdom won’t help, creative lunch boxes might do
    October 08, 2019 23453 Likes
    The best ingredient to a delicious meal is the company we share it with — our loved ones, people we look up to; friends who hold a special part in our lives. Indeed, there is nothi
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    Japanese Film Festival in India premieres 27 September
    September 18, 2019 3 Likes
    The Japan Foundation has announced that ‘Japanese Film Festival in India’ will be held in seven cities across India, featuring 25 Japanese films as part of a large Japanese film fe
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    Obon in Japan: 3 Films About Love, Loss and Carrying On
    August 29, 2019 26871 Likes
    Among painful experiences, losing people and things that are most precious to us is right at the top. To soothe the heart as well as honor the dead, Japan celebrates the festival o
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    Ain’t No Mountain High Enough: 3 Movies for Mountain Day
    August 22, 2019 27493 Likes
    When you think of Japan, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Mt. Fuji, right? Japan’s highest mountain has inspired many visitors to see its iconic shape in person. But Fuji
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    3 Films Showcasing Japan’s Passion for Fireworks
    August 08, 2019 17983 Likes
    Lighting the sky in dazzling displays of color, fireworks (called hanabi in Japanese) have been a summer staple in Japan since the Edo period (1603–1867). So integral are they to t
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    Ready to play checkmate with Japan’s No.1 mystery writer?
    July 18, 2019 21826 Likes
    There’s something about Keigo Higashino that sends you spinning from page one — and the most intriguing part is that you don’t really know what it is. Or rather, you can’t possibly
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    Dive into These 3 Hot New Summer Flicks
    July 11, 2019 8745 Likes
    After weeks and weeks of seemingly endless rain in Japan’s rainy season of June, people itch to get outside and enjoy the best of what summer has to offer. In Japan — as in many ot
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    3 Movies of Thwarted Love to Break Your Heart For Tanabata
    July 04, 2019 15434 Likes
    Two celestial lovers banished to opposite sides of the Milky Way come together only once a year, on the night of Tanabata. The ill-fated love story of Orihime, the weaver star (Veg
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    Obon in Japan: 3 Films About Love, Loss and Carrying On
    August 29, 2019 26871 Likes
    Among painful experiences, losing people and things that are most precious to us is right at the top. To soothe the heart as well as honor the dead, Japan celebrates the festival o
    GENERAL
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    Ain’t No Mountain High Enough: 3 Movies for Mountain Day
    August 22, 2019 27493 Likes
    When you think of Japan, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Mt. Fuji, right? Japan’s highest mountain has inspired many visitors to see its iconic shape in person. But Fuji
    GENERAL
    LIFESTYLE
    3 Films Showcasing Japan’s Passion for Fireworks
    August 08, 2019 17983 Likes
    Lighting the sky in dazzling displays of color, fireworks (called hanabi in Japanese) have been a summer staple in Japan since the Edo period (1603–1867). So integral are they to t
    GENERAL
    LIFESTYLE
    TRAVEL
    Dive into These 3 Hot New Summer Flicks
    July 11, 2019 8745 Likes
    After weeks and weeks of seemingly endless rain in Japan’s rainy season of June, people itch to get outside and enjoy the best of what summer has to offer. In Japan — as in many ot
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    ‘In good times and in bad’: 3 Japanese movies that prove that wedding vows aren’t just ordinary promises
    June 27, 2019 25004 Likes
    She sits down quietly as she looks at herself in the mirror one last time: her wedding dress is impeccable, her hair stunning, her heart racing. She smiles remembering all the peop
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    Watch on Mother’s Day: 3 Japanese films that remind us that moms are always special
    May 10, 2019 3 Likes
    For most of us, mothers have a very special place in our hearts regardless of whether we openly admit it or embarrassingly hide it. And while one day in the year is certainly not e
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    Watch pop idol group Arashi’s most memorable film appearances to date
    March 29, 2019 1 Likes
    Fans across the globe stayed glued to their TV screens this January 27 when news about Japan’s top all-male pop idol group Arashi’s decision to suspend their activities on December
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    Beyond ‘Mirai’: 5 Mamoru Hosoda Movies You Should Watch
    March 25, 2019 97 Likes
    With an Oscar nomination for his latest movie, the international hit Mirai in 2019, Japanese script writer and director Mamoru Hosoda is fast becoming a household name in the world
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    These are the new film releases everyone in Japan will be watching in 2019
    March 07, 2019 142 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-
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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 7209 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
    LIFESTYLE
    ‘A Banana? At This Time of Night?’: Lessons from Yasuaki Shikano, the physically disabled man who chose freedom
    October 08, 2019 16247 Likes
    A year ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, in July 2019 Japan made a historical leap forward: two wheelchair-bound politicians, Yasuhiko Funago and Eiko Kimura, w
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    Obon in Japan: 3 Films About Love, Loss and Carrying On
    August 29, 2019 26871 Likes
    Among painful experiences, losing people and things that are most precious to us is right at the top. To soothe the heart as well as honor the dead, Japan celebrates the festival o
    GENERAL
    LIFESTYLE
    TRAVEL
    MULTIPLE LANGUAGE
    Ain’t No Mountain High Enough: 3 Movies for Mountain Day
    August 22, 2019 27493 Likes
    When you think of Japan, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Mt. Fuji, right? Japan’s highest mountain has inspired many visitors to see its iconic shape in person. But Fuji
    GENERAL
    LIFESTYLE
    3 Films Showcasing Japan’s Passion for Fireworks
    August 08, 2019 17983 Likes
    Lighting the sky in dazzling displays of color, fireworks (called hanabi in Japanese) have been a summer staple in Japan since the Edo period (1603–1867). So integral are they to t
    GENERAL
    LIFESTYLE
    TRAVEL
    Dive into These 3 Hot New Summer Flicks
    July 11, 2019 8745 Likes
    After weeks and weeks of seemingly endless rain in Japan’s rainy season of June, people itch to get outside and enjoy the best of what summer has to offer. In Japan — as in many ot
    LIFESTYLE
    HISTORY
    MULTIPLE LANGUAGE
    3 Movies of Thwarted Love to Break Your Heart For Tanabata
    July 04, 2019 15434 Likes
    Two celestial lovers banished to opposite sides of the Milky Way come together only once a year, on the night of Tanabata. The ill-fated love story of Orihime, the weaver star (Veg
    GENERAL
    LIFESTYLE
    ‘In good times and in bad’: 3 Japanese movies that prove that wedding vows aren’t just ordinary promises
    June 27, 2019 25004 Likes
    She sits down quietly as she looks at herself in the mirror one last time: her wedding dress is impeccable, her hair stunning, her heart racing. She smiles remembering all the peop
    LIFESTYLE
    TRAVEL
    MULTIPLE LANGUAGE
    Japanese Movies Abroad: Were These 3 Famous Films Shot in Your Hometown?
    June 20, 2019 7892 Likes
    When we think of Japanese movies, we often assume that they’re filmed in Japan with an all-Japan cast. But did you know there are many Japanese movies that take place in other coun
    LIFESTYLE
    Gogatsubyo: 3 Japanese movies to watch if you feel stuck in your work life
    May 29, 2019 12364 Likes
    It happens every year in Japan. Golden Week (a series of national holidays from the end of April to early May) rolls around and suddenly people find themselves caught in the myster
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    Watch on Mother’s Day: 3 Japanese films that remind us that moms are always special
    May 10, 2019 3 Likes
    For most of us, mothers have a very special place in our hearts regardless of whether we openly admit it or embarrassingly hide it. And while one day in the year is certainly not e
    GENERAL
    LIFESTYLE
    TRAVEL
    MULTIPLE LANGUAGE
    Ain’t No Mountain High Enough: 3 Movies for Mountain Day
    August 22, 2019 27493 Likes
    When you think of Japan, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Mt. Fuji, right? Japan’s highest mountain has inspired many visitors to see its iconic shape in person. But Fuji
    GENERAL
    LIFESTYLE
    TRAVEL
    Dive into These 3 Hot New Summer Flicks
    July 11, 2019 8745 Likes
    After weeks and weeks of seemingly endless rain in Japan’s rainy season of June, people itch to get outside and enjoy the best of what summer has to offer. In Japan — as in many ot
    LIFESTYLE
    TRAVEL
    MULTIPLE LANGUAGE
    Japanese Movies Abroad: Were These 3 Famous Films Shot in Your Hometown?
    June 20, 2019 7892 Likes
    When we think of Japanese movies, we often assume that they’re filmed in Japan with an all-Japan cast. But did you know there are many Japanese movies that take place in other coun
    TRAVEL
    Tohoku in film: Natural beauty, rich culture and community bonds beyond the tsunami
    March 27, 2019 1 Likes
    Long before the devastating March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami happened, the Tohoku region in northeastern Japan was synonymous with expansive landscapes, wild forests and gorge
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    Three Films That Perfectly Capture Hokkaido’s Cinematic Beauty
    June 12, 2018 4 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 90 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 8 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 7 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 8297 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 73 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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    Japanese Film Festival in India premieres 27 September
    September 18, 2019 3 Likes
    The Japan Foundation has announced that ‘Japanese Film Festival in India’ will be held in seven cities across India, featuring 25 Japanese films as part of a large Japanese film fe
    NEWS
    JFF Philippines 2019 Schedule
    July 02, 2019 0 Likes
    The Japanese Film Festival Philippines just announced all 2019 films and their screening schedule. From a tear-jerking love story based on a real story to blockbuster zombie comedi
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    Singapore JFF 2019
    February 15, 2019 1162 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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    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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    The Japanese Film Festival is coming to China!
    October 04, 2018 19168 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 147 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 64 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 46 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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