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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 16589 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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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 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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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
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God gave us two hands: Multi-talented Japanese Actors and Musicians
June 14, 2019 7328 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 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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Beyond the idol spotlight, AKB48 members take the lead on the big screen, too
May 17, 2019 4 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 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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5 live action films inspired by Japanese Anime/Manga
April 26, 2019 22045 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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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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End of an era: 3 films that capture the highs and lows of Japan’s Heisei period
April 24, 2019 14 Likes
Following decades of instability on all fronts, 1989 marked the end of the Showa Era and the beginning of Heisei, a period in Japanese history influenced by peace and prosperity. T
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