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 11707 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 35346 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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