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5 Before-Shoplifters Kore-eda Films That Capture The Essence Of The Human Heart
July 11, 2018 4607 Likes
May 2018, Cannes, France. Film fans, critics, and media from all over the world sat and watched in anticipation, waiting for the name to be unveiled: the winner of this year’s Palm
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NEWS
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
TRAVEL
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
LIFESTYLE
Japanese Weddings On Film: Western Vows And Shrines Whispers
June 12, 2018 68 Likes
Japan is a study in contrasts — a nation where modern foreign influences and ancient traditions collide. It is also a land of seasonal celebrations, where each month is assigned a
NEWS
Looking back at Singapore & JFF 2017
June 07, 2018 0 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
TRAVEL
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
GENERAL
J-Cinema Spotlight: Rising Stars Taishi Nakagawa and Kengo Kora
April 27, 2018 0 Likes
Following in the footsteps of veteran male actors such as Ken Watanabe, Hiroyuki Sanada and Yutaka Takeuchi, a cadre of young Japanese thespians continue to make their presence kno
GENERAL
3 Actresses Currently Rocking Japan’s Movie Screens
April 06, 2018 344 Likes
When we think of the Japanese women that grace the big screen, characteristics that come to mind are classic looks, undeniable cuteness and versatile talent. But in recent years, J
LIFESTYLE
4 Japanese Movies That Show What’s It Like To Drop Everything And Start Anew In Tokyo
April 06, 2018 0 Likes
Moving to Tokyo, the big city many living in Japan’s rural areas oftentimes naively dream of, is a rite of passage many young Japanese people take. Whether it’s to enter university
FOOD
Of Food And Human Bondage: 4 Japanese Movies Where Love And Food Go Hand In Hand
April 06, 2018 53 Likes
Japan places an enormous importance on food and its culture not only due to the nature and origin of producing it, but because food is seen as an essential process through which hu
TRAVEL
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
LIFESTYLE
4 Japanese Movies To Watch Before High School Graduation
March 02, 2018 43 Likes
It is often said in Japan that the three years spent in high school are some of the most important years in the life of a Japanese youth. It is here that Japan’s teens are beginnin
FOOD
Ramen In Japanese Cinema: More Than Just A Bowl of Noodles
March 02, 2018 2 Likes
A typical ramen shop in Japan has no more than ten, maybe fifteen seats. The buildings are often showing their age, and inside, along with steamed, heavy air, one will occasionally
NEWS
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
HISTORY
The Good, The Cool, And The Lazy: The 8 Types Of Ninja You Never Knew Existed
January 26, 2018 22160 Likes
You have that image in mind: ninja are black-clad spies, rarely talk, can choke you in an instant, like to throw ropes and chisels around, and are for the most part mysterious char
GENERAL
4 Makoto Shinkai Films You Should Know (that aren’t Your Name)
January 26, 2018 3766 Likes
Your Name, the heartwarming story of two high-school students on an emotional, consciousness-swapping journey to find one another, took just two weeks to become a domestic and glob
TRAVEL
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
NEWS
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
LIFESTYLE
5 Japanese Movies That Will Warm Your Heart This Winter
December 27, 2017 2591 Likes
Up in the north and along Japan’s seas, the winter is cold and severe. But while the world outside is whitened before our eyes, the stories in the following movies set in wintertim
LIFESTYLE
Beyond Hatsumode And Otoshidama: New Year Traditions As Seen In Japanese Movies
December 27, 2017 32 Likes
Every country has its own unique traditions and practices for celebrating the end of the old year and the beginning of a new one. In Japan, it is the “osechi” New Year dishes, “hat
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