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The Toronto Japanese Film Festival in Hibiya

The Toronto Japanese Film Festival is very proud to be presenting selections of our 2019 line-up – and some very special guests – at the gorgeous business and cultural complex TOKYO MIDTOWN HIBIYA this October. Learn more at: Official website:

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SPECIAL GUESTS: THE DIRECTOR AND CAST OF THE USUKE BOYS

The festival is very excited to welcome award-winning director, writer, producer YUJI KAKIZAKI (Even in Another Life, These Times Won’t be Forgotten, The Second Security Unit) and cast members MASAYUKI DEAI (Takashi Miike’s First Love, 47 Ronin), YUKA TAKASHIMA (When … Continue reading

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YAHOO! JAPAN SHORTS SERIES

We are pleased to be partnering with Yahoo! Japan to introduce 5 short films by up-and-coming and very talented Japanese directors. Look for these films prior to selected screenings. Friday, June 7 Dancing in a Nursing Home (踊る!介護ブレイクダンサー) by Taiga … Continue reading

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SUPERSTAR TAKUMI SAITOH RETURNS TO NORTH AMERICA’s LARGEST SHOWCASE OF JAPANESE CINEMA

The TJFF is thrilled to announce superstar actor and director TAKUMI SAITOH will be at the festival to introduce the North American premiere of his controversial new film A GAMBLER’S ODYSSEY 2020『麻雀放浪記2020』on Sunday, June 16. Directed by Kazuya Shiraishi  (Birds … Continue reading

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Shinobu Yaguchi and Miyoshi Ayaka bring the World Premiere of their new film to Toronto!

We are thrilled to announce another highlight of the festival: the WORLD PREMIERE of DANCE WITH ME, a delightful musical comedy from popular director Shinobu Yaguchi (Waterboys, Swing Girls, Wood Job!). Attending the screening are director Yaguchi and lead actress … Continue reading

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2019 TJFF ANNOUNCEMENT

THE SAMURAI – AND THE STARS – HEAD TO THE TORONTO JAPANESE FILM FESTIVAL 2019  The samurai, of the cinematic variety, are set to descend on Toronto this summer. They are joined by reluctant sake brewers, yakuza assassins, tea ceremony … Continue reading

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2018 LINE-UP ANNOUNCEMENT

GUESTS INCLUDE SOME OF JAPAN’S TOP ACTORS, DIRECTORS AND EVEN A NOBEL PEACE PRIZE RECIPIENT! Some highlights of the 2018 Japanese Film Festival include: Japanese superstar actor and filmmaker TAKUMI SAITOH’s acclaimed feature directorial debut BLANK 13 makes its Canadian … Continue reading

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NEW FILMS AND GUESTS – EXPANDS SCHEDULE

TORONTO JAPANESE FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES NEW FILMS AND GUESTS – EXPANDS SCHEDULE The Toronto Japanese Film Festival 2017 is pleased to announce that we will be expanding to accommodate additional films and guests. Our new dates are June 8- 28. … Continue reading

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6th Annual Toronto Japanese Film Festival Announces 2017 Line-up

On March 30 the Toronto Japanese Film Festival announces its first round of films. Click here for more information. Additional films and guest to be announced shortly.

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New Special Guests Announced for the 2016 Toronto Japanese Film Festival

The Toronto Japanese Film Festival is very excited to be welcoming three exceptional guests for this year’s festival.   CELLIN GLUCK: DIRECTOR, PERSONA NON GRATA Born in Wakayama Prefecture in 1958, the eldest son of an American Jewish father and a … Continue reading

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