Films have a habit of attracting strange marketing stunts, though this is quite an incongruous one indeed. Godzilla and whisky? Yes, Japan is the land of Godzilla and also the land of great ...
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This week, a major Studio Ghibli retrospective exhibition opens in Roppongi Hills, covering all of the studio's 22 anime feature films. The Ghibli Expo runs July 7th to September 11th, and ...
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Have you ever wanted to be something you physically can't? Perhaps a world-class athlete? Or a top mountain climber? What about a member of another race? Moreover, an ultranationalist?! Go! Go! ...
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A new film has been released in Japan challenging the anti-whaling and dolphin-hunting attitudes of foreign activists and filmmakers. Directed by Keiko Yagi, Behind the Cove purports to show the ...
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Stress relief inspired by traditional Japanese sports
Are we about to witness a revival of the J-horror film genre? Local horror films experienced a boom in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Starting with the 1998 release of Ringu, a raft of small but ...
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Searching for Hell is a new continent-crossing documentary covering humanity's universal curiosity about hell and the underworld. The film features five different teams telling stories and ...
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All year Japan has been going Star Wars crazy, not least because a certain film sequel is about to be unleashed on the world box office. This has lead to a slew of products and tie-ups. Some of ...
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The Land of Idols is an upcoming feature documentary about female idols in Japan. Director Jean-Armand Bougrelle promises the camera will follow the everyday lives of idols, from rehearsals to ...
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The Star Wars villain like you've never seen him before!
How do you promote the new Terminator movie in Japan? Simple. You dress up a dancer in a Japanese schoolgirl uniform and have her perform deep under the ground. Crank up the iconic Terminator ...
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How best to advertise road safety and an upcoming movie? Easy. Stick a full-size replica of the animation character Patlabor AV-98 in front of a World Heritage site. The Patlabor model is ...
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Google Japan has opened YouTube Space Tokyo, a production studio for YouTube users to film, edit and create original videos. Made in partnership with film studio Toei, the space also features a ...
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Shimokita: 2003 to 2014 is a new documentary charting the changes in the landscape of one of Tokyo's best-loved areas. Located just west of Shinjuku and Shibuya, Shimokitazawa (aka Shimokita) is ...
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Kirin Ichiban's machine puts an ice cap on your beer and helps keep your beverage cooler for longer!
The new Hotel Gracery opens in Kabukicho in the heart of Shinjuku on April 24th, part of the changing landscape of a district more known for sleaze than sightseeing. This being a Japanese hotel, ...
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The first posters for the upcoming live-action adaptation of Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin) have been released, showing the cast in costume as their respective characters. Regardless of your ...
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Tokyo International Film Festival is currently running in Roppongi. Japan's premier film event always draws crowds and plenty of press attention. So far this year's biggest headlines have perhaps ...
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