Celebrate Japanese Cinema Day: 映画の日! Ninja! Yakuza! Cyborgs! Reviews!

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Since 1956, Japan’s film industry has set aside a day to celebrate the birth of cinema in this country. December 1st, 2016, marks the 60th anniversary. The holiday is also known a 映画の日 (eiga no hi). The first showing of a film is generally considered to have happened in 1896 in Kobe, 19 years before Japan’s largest yakuza group, the Yamaguchi-gumi (still going strong) was founded in the same area.

Here are some links to articles our contributors have written in the past. Enjoy!

Some parting words from Yakuza movie icon Takakura Ken on yakuza films, his favourite movies, and acting

Ghost in the Shell: The Matrix of Sci-Fi Anime

Let’s Convenience Store! The Musical: コンビニへ行こう! : Japan Subculture Research Center

Aliens Versus Yakuza: 宇宙人対極道: A Masterpiece Of Bad Genre Films : Japan Subculture Research Center

The 10 Worst Films About Japan*: You Might Only Live Twice But Are These Movies Worth Seeing Once? : Japan Subculture Research Center

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