‘In good times and in bad’: 3 Japanese movies that prove that wedding vows aren’t just ordinary promises
June 27, 2019 25007 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
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
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
Gogatsubyo: 3 Japanese movies to watch if you feel stuck in your work life
May 29, 2019 12366 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
Beyond the idol spotlight, AKB48 members take the lead on the big screen, too
May 17, 2019 7 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
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
5 live action films inspired by Japanese Anime/Manga
April 26, 2019 22051 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
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
End of an era: 3 films that capture the highs and lows of Japan’s Heisei period
April 24, 2019 15 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
Watch pop idol group Arashi’s most memorable film appearances to date
March 29, 2019 2 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
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
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
These are the new film releases everyone in Japan will be watching in 2019
March 07, 2019 143 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-
Great expectations, great return from rising acting star Mayu Matsuoka
March 05, 2019 31 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
Spread the love this Valentine’s Day with these 5 all-time-favorite Japanese romantic films
February 18, 2019 939 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
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
[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 7210 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
[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 7507 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
Why the world can’t get enough of Hirokazu Kore-eda
January 11, 2019 7018 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
Remembering Kiki Kirin, A Long Serving Legend of Japan’s Film World
January 11, 2019 7152 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