Tagged with Japanese film

Diary date: An evening of NHK World TV documentaries

Diary date: An evening of NHK World TV documentaries


Keep the evening of Monday 10th April free because NHK WORLD TV, the 24-hour international English-language channel from Japan’s public service broadcaster, are screening a double bill of documentaries. The documentaries are being screened at the Curzon cinema in Bloomsbury in London and tickets are free but booking essential. Here’s what to expect on the evening: … Continue reading

Film review: Makeup Room


It might surprise you that Japan has such a very open sex industry – there are over 12,000 sex-related industries operating in the country and although the country has anti-prostitution laws, there are seemingly quite a few ways to get around it by renaming your ‘establishment’ a bar or a restaurant. The country has a … Continue reading

DVD review: Be My Baby

DVD review: Be My Baby


Believe it or not, it’s possible to not only cast but also shoot an entire film in just two weeks. Don’t believe me? Japanese director Hitoshi One and producer Masashi Yoshikawa did just that with Be My Baby and they pull it off incredibly well. Be My Baby is a special ‘workshop’ film from Japan, where … Continue reading

Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme: 2015 line-up


It’s back! The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme is returning for 2015 (30 January-26 March) with a brilliant line-up of Japanese films. Whether it’s anime, drama, comedy or romance, there’ll undoubtedly be at least one film you want to see. There’s plenty of places to catch the films: Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Cumbria, Derby, Dundee, Edinburgh, … Continue reading