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Access these films for free on Japan Film Week

The Japan Foundation, Manila, in partnership with Solar Pictures, Inc., Sinag Maynila and the Film Development Council of the Philippines, is launching an online edition of the Japan Film Week for the first time, featuring six unique Japanese films beginning on July 22-26, 2020 following the successful run of Japan Film Week screenings in 2019.

A spin-off of the annual Japanese Film Festival, the Japan Film Week aims to provide varied content to Filipino audiences nationwide who wish to expand their knowledge on Japanese arts, culture, and language.

A roster of animation, documentary, drama and feature films will be screened for FREE.  The line-up includes Bittersweet (Nigakute amai), The Takatsu River (Takatsugawa), Chieri and Cherry(Chieri to Cherry), From All Corners (Tabisuru danboru), Hana’s Miso Soup (Hanachan no misoshiru), and What’s for Dinner, Mom? (Mama gohan mada?).

This online film screening is on a FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED basis, subject to limited slot availability. Viewers may access the films through the following link:, after registering a free Vimeo account using the provided access code. Screenings are subject to change without prior notice.

July 22, Wednesday From All Corners
July 22, Wednesday Hana’s Miso Soup
July 23, Thursday What’s for Dinner, Mom?
July 24, Friday Bittersweet
July 25, Saturday Chieri & Cherry
July 25, Saturday The Takatsu River

*** All films except From All Corners and Hana’s Miso Soup are available for limited screenings only, from 9 a.m. of date of release until film has reached maximum number of viewings or until July 27 (12 a.m.), whichever comes first.

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