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3 Fields of Cultural Exchanges

Culture [Arts and Cultural Exchange]
Program for Japanese TV Broadcasting Abroad, and other programs

By providing Japanese television programs for broadcast overseas, holding Japanese film festivals, submitting Japanese films to overseas film festivals, and supporting the screening of films, among other initiatives, we create opportunities to deepen understanding of Japanese culture through visual content. We also hold lecture events featuring film directors and critics.

Introducing Japanese television programs

We are scheduled to provide a total of more than 400 television programs including dramas, anime, variety shows, films, and documentaries to roughly 70 countries around the world. In fiscal 2015, the broadcasting of a total of 31 Japanese television programs were broadcast in 20 countries. We are also working on making subtitles or dubbing in foreign-language for more than 40 television programs.

Photo of [Carnation ©NHK]
Carnation ©NHK

Japanese Film Screenings Abroad

We have held 117 Japanese film festivals and Japanese film screenings in 82 countries. We have also provided financial support for 19 Japanese film festivals in 16 cities in 12 countries.

Photo of [Filmmaker Yuki Tanada attending a film screening in London. Film screenings were held in 11 cities in the UK]
Filmmaker Yuki Tanada attending a film screening in London. Film screenings were held in 11 cities in the UK

Photo of [Actor Akira Takarada attending a special screening of Mikio Naruse films in Korea.]
Actor Akira Takarada attending a special screening of Mikio Naruse films in Korea.

Ken Takakura retrospective film screening

A special memorial screening of films starring Ken Takakura was held in Beijing. The event was held to honor the actor, who was a leading figure in promoting goodwill between Japan and China. The event was attended by approximately 2,600 people and garnered attention from both countries.

Photo of [Actress Ryoko Nakano talking at the auditorium of Beijing Foreign Studies University]
Actress Ryoko Nakano talking at the auditorium of Beijing Foreign Studies University about her memories of working on films with Ken Takakura