Remembering Kiki Kirin, A Long Serving Legend of Japan’s Film World
January 11, 2019 0 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
6 heartwarming Japanese films every dog lover should watch
December 21, 2018 0 Likes
Japan may be known as a nation that loves cats (it is, after all, a country where cat cafés are flourishing) but don’t underestimate how much affection the country has for dogs, to
The world of Japanese saké as seen in Kampai! For the Love of Sake
December 10, 2018 0 Likes
Anyone who has tried good sake (pronounced sah-keh) can attest to the initial simplicity behind the drink giving way to depth and flavor. Drinking sake is an ancient tradition amon
Filmmakers, stars at Tokyo Film Festival Asia Networking Reception share their stories
November 20, 2018 0 Likes
There isn’t a place quite like an international film festival. Different to any other type of a cultural event, film festivals take us on unexpected journeys to places we have neve
Famous Japanese celebrity couples who met on set
November 09, 2018 0 Likes
We often think of celebrities as being surreal objects; a distant society most of us can’t understand or associate with. They wear the latest designs, have no bad hair days, and le
The curtain has risen on the largest international film festival in Asia — the 31st Tokyo International Film Festival!
November 07, 2018 0 Likes
The 31st Tokyo International Film Festival began Thursday, October 25th, 2018, in Roppongi Hills, Tokyo. Directors and performers of the films screened during the festival made the
5 Japanese movies that everyone is talking about in 2018: Part II
October 31, 2018 0 Likes
Last month you read about tear-jerking love stories, heartwarming family dramas and uplifting high school friendships, three major themes dominating this year’s most talked-about m
Quiz: How many of these 7 iconic Japanese horror characters can you name?
October 05, 2018 0 Likes
So you’ve watched a little too much of Japanese horror and yokai monster films and you’re thrilled to put your knowledge into practice. Well, thank us for this opportunity later, b
The Japanese Film Festival is coming to China!
October 04, 2018 0 Likes
We are excited to announce that the Japanese Film Festival, currently held in ASEAN countries, Australia, will land in China again this October 2018. The Japanese Film Festival pro
5 Japanese movies that everyone is talking about in 2018: Part I
September 21, 2018 0 Likes
Every year we witness a number of movie titles that inspire us, uplift us and invite us to take an imaginary journey to another reality. In 2018, however, Japan’s film industry cre
Malaysia JFF2018
September 14, 2018 0 Likes
The 15th Japanese Film Festival in Malaysia is now on! In previous years the Film Festival has been to Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Kuching and Kota Kinabalu where it has brought a great
5 Japanese Actors You Should Follow On Instagram Now
August 16, 2018 0 Likes
With social media taking the world by storm, it is now possible to keep up with all that is happening in the lives of our favorite celebrities on and off screen. Last month, we int
When Cicadas Cry: 5 Japanese Summer Traditions To Search For In Japanese Films
August 16, 2018 0 Likes
Japan is a land of symbolism and the Japanese summer season is of no exception. Summertime in Japan contains numerous symbols whose intended meaning and significance are widely kno
Film Festival in the Philippines - Nori Koizumi Interview
July 26, 2018 0 Likes
The Japanese Film Festival took place in the Philippines on the 4th of July. We invited the director of “Chihayafuru”, Mr. Nori Koizumi as a guest to give a special spe
Who Are Japan’s Most Influential Actresses on Instagram?
July 17, 2018 0 Likes
Long gone are the days when we had to line with up hundreds of other fans to buy posters and photos of our favorite celebrities — just to get a glimpse into their private lives, th
5 Before-Shoplifters Kore-eda Films That Capture The Essence Of The Human Heart
July 11, 2018 0 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
Philippines JFF2018 Schedule
June 27, 2018 0 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
Three Films That Perfectly Capture Hokkaido’s Cinematic Beauty
June 12, 2018 0 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
Japanese Weddings On Film: Western Vows And Shrines Whispers
June 12, 2018 0 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
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