Film Director Ryota Nakano talks with Naoyuki Sato in commemoration of the screening of Her Love Boils Bathwater at the Japanese Film Festival in the Philippines
December 20, 2017 0 Likes
Film director Ryota Nakano, famed for his 2016 film Her Love Boils Bathwater, visited the Philippines from July 6 to 9, 2017, at the invitation of the Japan Foundation, Manila. Imm
Japanese Film Festival in India Yuna Taira
December 15, 2017 1 Likes
The Japanese Film Festival India was held in the Indian capital of New Delhi on 10 November 2017. Lead actress from the festival’s opening film ReLIFE, Yuna Taira, and producer Yuk
Japanese Film Festival 2017 in Malaysia Takumi Saitoh
December 11, 2017 21 Likes
Actor and filmmaker Takumi Saitoh joined the opening event of the Japanese Film Festival 2017, held on 5 September in Malaysia’s capital city of Kuala Lumpur, as a special guest. A
Four muses: bringing life to the Japanese silver screen
December 08, 2017 0 Likes
Japanese actresses Sakura Ando, Yu Aoi, Hikari Mitsushima, and Aoi Miyazaki graced the red carpet at the opening ceremony of Asia’s largest film festival, the 30th Tokyo Internatio
The 30th Tokyo International Film Festival dazzles audiences once again
December 04, 2017 0 Likes
The 30th Tokyo International Film Festival dazzles audiences once again The 30th Tokyo International Film Festival kicked off at Roppongi Hills in Tokyo on 25 October. The opening
Scenic Japan: Travel To Japan's Most Beautiful Places With These Movies (Part I)
November 17, 2017 8298 Likes
Iconic Mt. Fuji, Tokyo’s skyscrapers looming above the seemingly chaotic yet surprisingly civil “scramble intersections,” food and fun in Osaka’s Dotonbori neighborhood, and the te
Silent Fear: 3 Japanese Horror Movies Remade Overseas
November 17, 2017 2791 Likes
The global popularity of horror movies reveals something universal and fundamental about humans: we actively seek out frightening themes to intentionally scare ourselves, and we li
Faces Behind The Screen: 4 Japanese Actors You Should Know
November 10, 2017 35550 Likes
Since cinema was first introduced in Japan in the late 19th Century, the country has given birth to hundreds of legendary movie icons, many of whom are now widely recognized overse
The Japan Foundation announces launch of Japan-China film collaboration
November 08, 2017 0 Likes
On Thursday 26 October, 2017, the Japan Foundation, UNIJAPAN, and the announced that they will launch a Japan-China film collaboration project in which films from each other’s coun
Welcome to the JFF Web Magazine!
October 25, 2017 0 Likes
Dear JFF fans, Welcome to the JFF Web Magazine! Film is a medium that enables us to understand different cultures. Through its powerful storytelling and visual techniques, it has t
7 Movie Locations You Can Actually Visit In Japan
September 20, 2017 73 Likes
When films truly touch us, particularly when the settings play a very prominent role in the narrative, there can be something magical about personally setting foot on a production
For The Love Of The Game: Sport And Youth In Japanese Movies
September 20, 2017 5875 Likes
The three years spent in high school — and for some late bloomers, universities — is a rite of passage for Japanese youth. During this time, teens learn the key tenets fundamental
7 Legendary Japanese Movie Soundtracks
September 20, 2017 6 Likes
In Japanese film, we often find a blurring of the lines between characters’ dialogue and the lyrics of any given theme song — so much so that the narrative thrust of the film is of
Popular Japanese Literature On Screen
September 20, 2017 1 Likes
While manga-to-film adaptations have steadily grown in popularity, acclaimed Japanese literature has long been and remains now an unsurprisingly rich source of narratives for filme
Understand Japan: 6 Movies To Watch If You're Studying Japanese History
September 20, 2017 111 Likes
If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a film, at 20-30 frames per second, must be worth well over 100 million words, right? What is said in jest is often based on a certain
7 Japanese Movies That Have Won International Awards
September 20, 2017 7 Likes
With one of the world’s oldest and most highly developed film industries, it’s no surprise that Japanese works have made their way to the outside world and found wide acclaim. Fact
Taste Japan: The Best of Japanese Cuisine Ever Captured On Screen
September 19, 2017 11718 Likes
There is much to be said about the Japanese culinary culture. Not only is it thriving in variety and taste, but it is heavily symbolic and meaningful in nature. The following five
From Street Kawaii To School Chic: Fashion In Japanese Movies
August 22, 2017 35347 Likes
It is a commonly held notion that Japan is home to an overwhelmingly monocultural society, with strong fundamental pillars that resist variation from the norm and shift very slowly
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