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The Japanese office is the secret villain in the musical ‘Dance with Me’
December 03, 2019 1 Likes
Japan doesn’t really do musicals. They’re one of the most underrepresented film genres in the country, with many years passing between the releases of Japanese musicals, which — wh
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Global stars, filmmakers talk film, inspiration, future at Tokyo International Film Festival 2019’s Asia Networking Reception
November 29, 2019 3 Likes
The annual Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) kicked off on October 28 for the 32nd consecutive year, gathering global actors, filmmakers, and fans for yet another round of i
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‘Little Love Song’: A global message from a small Japanese island
November 27, 2019 13884 Likes
There is a saying in Okinawa, Japan’s southernmost island, that sounds much simpler than its meaning: Ichariba choodee. The two-word phrase means “once we meet, we are brothers and
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The Japanese Film Festival in The Philippines
November 22, 2019 6 Likes
The 2018 blockbuster One Cut of the Dead and the works of Cannes 2018 Palme d’Or winner Hirokazu Koreeda’s, headlined this year’s Japanese Film Festival in the Ph
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5 of the best Japanese animation movies released in 2019
November 15, 2019 12951 Likes
With multiple hits exploring relatable themes, 2019 was another memorable year for Japanese animation. Makoto Shinkai’s long-awaited post-Your Name-animation, Weathering with You,
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Seven reasons why ‘12 Suicidal Teens’ is one of the most watch-worthy films of the year
October 31, 2019 27236 Likes
When the official trailer of Yukihiko Tsutsumi’s latest movie, 12 Suicidal Teens, was released last November, it reached six million views in only 24 hours. It was the highest numb
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‘Samurai Shifters’ is a comedy full of work efficiency, teamwork tips we can all instantly incorporate into our careers
October 23, 2019 11203 Likes
 Unexpected notice, an unfamiliar destination, limited time and funds — the plot sounds painfully familiar to anyone who has been ordered to transfer to a new location at a certai
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Three evergreen Halloween costumes inspired by Japanese pop culture on film
October 17, 2019 23315 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
LIFESTYLE
‘A Banana? At This Time of Night?’: Lessons from Yasuaki Shikano, the physically disabled man who chose freedom
October 08, 2019 24279 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 23474 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 20 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 27495 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 21830 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 8748 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 15438 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 25005 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 7895 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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