Posted in “ Japan Society ” tag: 20 entries

Cruel Beauty: A Romantic Weekend with Meiko Kaji

Feb 09, 2017

After the Inauguration Day on January 20, 2017, people gathered together to hold the Women’s March in multiple cities all …

Dance of the Soul’s Subversions

Sep 25, 2016

Those unforgettable clouds mushrooming into the skies over Japan in August of 1945 did much more than just release the …

The Voices of Footprints

Aug 07, 2016

Perhaps only a handful of people can shine in the world. But around those shining lights, there are an innumerable …

A Spherical Perspective

Jul 31, 2016

A unilateral broadcast can hugely influence society. Known for his previous works “A” and “A2,” director Tatsuya Mori’s first feature …

Freshness and Pride

Jul 23, 2016

On July 15th Denden, one of today’s essential actors in Japanese cinema and TV, visited New York City ‘s 10th …

An Actress Called Idol

Jul 22, 2016

Where does the sparkle in her eyes come from? Today, Atsuko Maeda continues her leap as an actress appearing in …

Japan Cuts! Will Welcome Its 10th Anniversary

May 29, 2016

New York City’s Japanese film festival Japan Cuts! welcomes its 10th anniversary this summer at Japan Society where about 30 …

Resistance of Lost-War Boy

Dec 31, 2015

One of Japan’s most well-known film directors Nobuhiko Obayashi visited New York City’s Japan Society to attend the largest retrospective …

A Contradiction Named Freedom

Aug 10, 2015

Like in Dostoyevsky’s “Crime and Punishment” and Robert Bresson’s “Pickpocket,” people who are faithful to their hearts encounter torment because …

In Search Of Freedom

Jul 30, 2015

Director Hisako Matsui has been depicting the lives of women through her three narrative films “Solitude Point,” “Oriume” and “Leonie.” …

Even If My Body Disappears

Jul 26, 2015

Every July, Japan Society hosts the much-awaited festival of new Japanese films Japan Cuts! Actors and directors visit the festival …

The Index of Confidence

Oct 01, 2014

Running time is an important aspect of a film because it defines whether the film can reach a wide audience …

Catching a Ray of Light in the Darkness

Jul 28, 2014

Every July the hearts of New Yorkers begin to throb for the colorful Japanese film series Japan Cuts! An exceptional …

Under the Same Sky…

Sep 15, 2013

Today there are 3,480,000 disabled adults living at home in Japan.  Even though that amount of disabled adults exists, in …

Taboos and a Sense of Danger

Aug 30, 2013

Junichi Inoue’s directorial debut “A Woman and War,” which premiered at the 2013 Japan Cuts!, is filled with depictions that …

The Dance of Life and Death

Aug 02, 2013

Many religions teach not to be fearful.  Just like that, the lead character of Toshiaki Toyoda’s “I’m FLASH!,” Rui (Tatsuya …

The Filmmakers’ Portrait Series: Yu Irie

Aug 09, 2012

From now on, Yu Irie is a film director who will lead Japanese cinema. The consensus that permeated …

Koji Yakusho Flows Sedately in the Acting Life

Jul 31, 2012

Japanese actor Koji Yakusho has played diverse characters in the films of critically acclaimed directors such as Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Masayuki …

Toshiaki Toyoda: The Film Director Who Fell in Love with the World

Jul 24, 2012

Even though he makes films in Japan, it seems like film director Toshiaki Toyoda looks into Japan from the outside. …

Actress Masami Nagasawa Takes a Leap

Jul 19, 2012

The face of Toho Studio actress Masami Nagasawa began working in entertainment when she was twelve years old. …