Forgiven Children (Japan, 2020) [Nippon Connection ONLINE]

How much should a child be responsible for his or her crimes? Is mob justice an acceptable substitute for an inept justice system? Can there be redemption for murder? There are no easy answers in […]

Posted by
on Jun, 14 · in Reviews

My Sweet Grappa Remedies (Japan, 2019) [Nippon Connection ONLINE]

40-year-old Yoshiko (Yasuko Matsuyuki) lives a content and simple life. She is single, works at a small publishing office, participates in office gossip, goes out with a co-worker Wakabayashi (Haru Kuroki) every payday, and enjoys a glass of […]

Posted by
on Jun, 06 · in Reviews

An Ant Strikes Back (Japan, 2019) [Nippon Connection ONLINE]

Tsuchiya Tokachi’s latest documentary work begins with startling details: from 2006 to 2017, it relates in captions, the staggering figure of more than five thousand people died of karoshi, or death due to overwork, in Japan. […]

Posted by
on Jun, 05 · in Reviews

Book-Paper-Scissors (Japan, 2019) [Nippon Connection ONLINE]

Writer-director Nanako Hirose’s reputation precedes her as she began her career assisting renowned Japanese filmmakers Hirokazu Kore-eda and Miwa Nishikawa. Her directorial debut His Lost Name (2018) does indeed thematically belong to the world of Kore-eda’s and […]

Posted by
on Jun, 04 · in Reviews


Please use the navigation to move within this section.