The Japanese Film Festival (JFF) is a project held by the Japan Foundation to promote Japanese film around the world. With a slogan of ‘Japanese Film Anytime, Anywhere,’ the program was launched in 2016 for 10 ASEAN countries and Australia. We continued holding the Festivals with the latest Japanese films while expanding our network to include countries like China, Russia, and India. In the 2019-20 year, we held festivals in 56 cities in 12 countries, watched by more than 170,000 viewers.

This year, in addition to the conventional in-person Japanese Film Festival (JFF) events, we hold a “JFF Plus Online Festival for online viewing in the following 20 countries.

Countries where the festival is to be held (in alphabetical order) Asia: Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, South Korea, Vietnam Australasia: Australia, New Zealand Americas: USA, Canada, Mexico, Brazil Middle East/Africa: Egypt Europe: Germany, Italy, Spain, Hungary.


The Japan Foundation is a non-profit organization which was established by the Japanese government to promote cultural and intellectual exchange between Japan and other nations. The Japan Foundation was established in 1972 with a global network consisting of the Tokyo headquarters, the Kyoto Office, two Japanese-language institutes (the Japan Foundation Japanese-Language Institute, Urawa, and Kansai), and 24 overseas offices in 23 countries (including two Asia Center liaison offices). The Japan Foundation, Jakarta was founded in 1979 to promote cultural and intellectual exchange between Japan and Indonesia. The Japan Foundation operates programs in partnership with other organizations in and outside Japan, with a focus on three major fields: arts and cultural exchange, Japanese-language education overseas, and Japanese studies and intellectual exchange. It runs a diverse range of programs and events, including exhibitions, talk events, grant programs and Japanese language courses for all levels from beginner to advanced.

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