3/11 and Nippon Connection: A Look Back

With the 5th anniversary of the events of March, 2011 having now come and gone, 3/11 will be one of the central themes of this year’s Nippon Connection. However, this will ultimately be nothing new for attendees of the festival, since films about the tsunami and nuclear meltdown have been major parts of the program … Continue reading 3/11 and Nippon Connection: A Look Back

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Nippon Connection and Netflix Japan present: HIBANA

  After years of breaking international ground for a host of remarkable works of Japanese film, Nippon Connection is proud to be a part of history by hosting the global premier of one of the first-ever original Netflix series to be produced in Japan, a new international frontier for online television production.   The result of … Continue reading Nippon Connection and Netflix Japan present: HIBANA

What’s to love about Studio Ghibli’s Films

The recently-announced production hiatus by Studio Ghibli will certainly lend a somewhat sad air to this year’s showing at Nippon Kids of the most recent (and, for now, final) feature-length production by the Japanese animation giant, When Marnie Was There (Erinnerungen An Marnie). In honor of this special event, here is a look back at the films from the Ghibli filmography with the best and most powerful lessons for kids. By Noah Franc