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3 Fields of Cultural Exchange

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

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

Introducing Japanese television programs

In FY2016, 309 Japanese television programs, including dramas, anime, variety shows, films and documentaries, began to be broadcast in 62 countries and regions. Furthermore, 177 foreign language editions of Japanese television programs were produced.

Photo of Gochiso san Bon Appetit!, copyright NHK, Japan Broadcasting Corporation
"Gochiso-san Bon Appetit!"
(c)NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation)

Photo of 5 Centimeters per Second, copyright Makoto Shinkai/CoMix Wave Films
"5 Centimeters per Second"
(c)Makoto Shinkai/CoMix Wave Films

Photo of Japan Food Culture Quest: Saving the Home of Bonito, Produced by Kochi Broadcasting, Co., copyright THE MINKYOKYO
"Japan Food Culture Quest: Saving the Home of Bonito"
Produced by Kochi Broadcasting,Co.

Japanese Film Screenings Abroad

We have held 114 Japanese film festivals in 75 countries, and have provided financial support for 15 film festivals in 15 countries.

Photo of the opening ceremony of the 50th Japanese Film Festival
The opening ceremony of the "50th Japanese Film Festival" in Russia

Guanajuato International Film Festival 2016 Special Screening Program: "1968 in Japanese Cinema"

Five Japanese films produced from 1960 to 1970 were screened at the Guanajuato International Film Festival 2016 in Mexico. Film directors Mr. Masato Harada and Ms. Naomi Kawase, actress Ms. Kaori Momoi and others participated as guests, and live performances were given by Mr. Yoshiki of X Japan and the Tokyo Brass Style band, deepening the exchange between the two countries.

Photo of the opening ceremony of the Guanajuato International Film Festival, copyright Guanajuato International Film Festival
Japan participates as the guest country of honor in the Guanajuato International Film Festival opening ceremony
(c)Guanajuato International Film Festival