On Thursday 26 October, 2017, the Japan Foundation, UNIJAPAN, and the announced that they will launch a Japan-China film collaboration project in which films from each other’s countries will be shown in various locations around Japan and China, to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the normalisation of diplomatic relations between Japan and China.
In China, a Japanese film festival will be held on a large scale in Shanghai, Shenzhen, and Kunming from Friday 1 December to Sunday 3 December. Nine new Japanese films will be shown, including The Anthem of the Heart, directed by Naoto Kumazawa. Talk show events starring directors, actors, and other celebrities will also be held, allowing interaction with Chinese fans of Japanese films. Details will be announced on the website as soon as they are confirmed.