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    Dive into These 3 Hot New Summer Flicks
    July 11, 2019 6214 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 7026 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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    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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    ‘In good times and in bad’: 3 Japanese movies that prove that wedding vows aren’t just ordinary promises
    June 27, 2019 25002 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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    Japanese Movies Abroad: Were These 3 Famous Films Shot in Your Hometown?
    June 20, 2019 7889 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
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    God gave us two hands: Multi-talented Japanese Actors and Musicians
    June 14, 2019 7325 Likes
    Ever heard the saying, “Jack of all trades, master of none”? It means that if you can do many different things, then you’re probably not an expert at one thing. Well, it turns out
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    Gogatsubyo: 3 Japanese movies to watch if you feel stuck in your work life
    May 29, 2019 12345 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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    Beyond the idol spotlight, AKB48 members take the lead on the big screen, too
    May 17, 2019 1 Likes
    When back in 2005 record producer Yasushi Akimoto held auditions for the first generation of AKB48 idols, not many thought of this as the beginning of a groundbreaking social pheno
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    Watch on Mother’s Day: 3 Japanese films that remind us that moms are always special
    May 10, 2019 0 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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    5 live action films inspired by Japanese Anime/Manga
    April 26, 2019 22046 Likes
    When a major film company announces that it will be adapting a treasured Japanese manga or anime story into a live action flick the news is usually met with a mixture of excitement
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    Dive into These 3 Hot New Summer Flicks
    July 11, 2019 6214 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 25002 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 0 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 109 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
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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 7506 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 8393 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 7151 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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    Dive into These 3 Hot New Summer Flicks
    July 11, 2019 6214 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 7026 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
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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 25002 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
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    Japanese Movies Abroad: Were These 3 Famous Films Shot in Your Hometown?
    June 20, 2019 7889 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 12345 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 0 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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    3 Japanese movies that will motivate you at work
    April 25, 2019 35 Likes
    With the new fiscal and academic year starting in April, the month of beautiful spring flowers marks a new beginning for many people in Japan: moving to a new city, starting a new
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    Great expectations, great return from rising acting star Mayu Matsuoka
    March 05, 2019 29 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 941 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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    The world of Japanese saké as seen in Kampai! For the Love of Sake
    December 10, 2018 8838 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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    Dive into These 3 Hot New Summer Flicks
    July 11, 2019 6214 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 7889 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
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    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 55 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
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    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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    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 4957 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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    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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