Saturday, September 6, 2014

Japanese Films at the Toronto International Film Festival

It’s that time of year again.  The Toronto International Film Festival is in full swing and has a wide and varied selection of the newest Japanese flicks and movies with Japanese actors….there’s something for everyone!  For tickets and more information please visit .
Tokyo Tribe (Dir: Sion Sono, Cast: Ryohei Suzuki, Shota Sometani)
Fires on the Plain (Nobi) (Dir: Shinya Tsukamoto, Cast: Tatsuya Nakamura, Riri Furanki, Shinya Tsukamoto)
Kabukicho Love Hotel (Sayonara Kabukicho) (Dir: Ryuichi Hiroki, Cast: Shota Sometani, Atsuko Maeda, Roy)
Kingdom of Dreams and Madness (Yume to Kyoki no Okoku) (Dir: Mami Sunada, Cast: Hayao Miyazaki, Hideaki Anno, Isao Takahata)
Over Your Dead Body (Kuime)(Dir: Takashi Miike, Cast: Ebizo Ichikawa, Ko Shibasaki, Hideaki Ito)
Still the Water (Futasume no Mado)(Dir: Naomi Kawase, Cast: Nijiro Murakami, Jun Yoshinata)
The Tale of Princess Kaguya (Kaguyahime no Monogatari)(Dir: Isao Takahata, Cast(Voice): Aki Asakura, Yukiji Asakura)
The World of Kanako (Kawaki)(Dir: Tetsuya Nakashima, Cast: Koji Yakusyo, Nana Komatsu, Satoshi Tsumabuki)
Tokyo Fiancee (Dir: Stefan Liberski Cast: Taichi Inoue, Pauline Etienne
Hill of Freedom (Jiyugaoka 8chome) – Korean Film (Dir: Hong Sang-soo, Cast: Ryo Kase, Sori Moon)
Sway – Thai Film (Dir: Rooth Tang, Cast: Kazuhiko Nishimura, Ananda Everingham)

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Survey on Experience with Japanese Culture

Are you a non-Japanese citizen who has ever lived in or visited Japan?  Have you ever visited a shrine or temple while you were there?
Ayaka Monzen, an international studies student at a Japanese university, is preparing a thesis on the foreign perspective of religion in Japan.  She has prepared a brief 10-question survey and is asking non-Japanese who have lived in Japan to participate in the survey and share their thoughts on religion in Japan.
If you meet these criteria and would like to participate in the survey, please follow this link:
Thank you for your time.