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Archive for Japanese films

Kokuhaku or Confessions: a Japanese movie

Mar 31, 2012 No Comments

Browsing on the supein-nihon forum, I found a post about bullying in Japan. They recommended a series of videos that could help understand bullying in Japanese schools. I found this an interesting topic and decided to see the film in question, so I could learn a little more about the complicated education system in Japan. [...]

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2LDK: Japanese movie

Mar 18, 2012 No Comments

Do you remember the housing advertisements in Japan? A while ago, I explained how houses or flats are rented in Japan and the way they specify the type and characteristics of the house, rooms, etc. The film is titled 2LDK, which can be translated as follows: a flat with 2 bedrooms, living room/kitchen (L = living room) (D = dining room) (K = kitchen).

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A novel on toilet paper

Nov 18, 2011 No Comments

Koji Suzuki is a Japanese writer who might not sound familiar at first, but this author wrote the novel “The Ring” and has been one of the most successful books in Japan. It impacted the entire world through the film, which was later released in the U.S. The novel did not only reach the big [...]

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Akira Kurosawa

Jun 06, 2011 No Comments

We can’t talk about cine in Japan without mentioning Akira Kurosawa.Then I would be better off deleting this post and not saying anything. Akira Kurosawa is one of the great directors brought by Japan. Akira was born in Tokyo, his family were economically comfortable which helped him to study more and without too much problems. [...]

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How to date an Otaku girl

May 31, 2011 No Comments

This Japanese movie shows the world of a Japanese girl who loves manga, or better said… a very special kind of manga. We must explain a little more to understand the movie better and why the Otaku’s boyfriend is very afraid of her ideas. If not, you won’t be able to understand the movie, which is [...]

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Ikiru, Akira kurosawa

Apr 27, 2011 No Comments

Ikiru is one of the greatest movies of the Japanese actor, Akira Kurosawa. This movie shows us the life “or non-existing life” of a Japanese man as he finds out that he has cancer with only little time left, how he is fighting to change his old ways little by little, how he is trying [...]

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My darling is a foreigner

Apr 12, 2011 No Comments

A Japanese movie based on the manga Darling wa Gaikokujin (by now, we should be able to understand this sentence, right?). The movie tells a story about the relationship between a Japanese girl who dedicates her life being a mangaka and her foreign boyfriend of American nationality. The movie has some pretty funny moments where [...]

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