Wherever I am, the world comes after me.
It offers me its busyness. It does not believe that I do not want it.
Now I understand 
why the old poets of China went so far
and high 
into the mountains, then crept into the pale mist.
"The Old Poets of China" by Mary Oliver

           The Japan Foundation Manila is offering free online screenings of six Japanese films from 22-26 July for the “Japan Film Week 2020. The film screenings are available on a “first come, first served” basis due to limited slots.

           The Japan Film Week, which will feature animation, documentary and drama films, is held in celebration of the Japan-Philippines Friendship Month.


• From All Corners – 22 July, Wednesday
• Hana’s Miso Soup – 22 July, Wednesday
• What’s for Dinner Mom – 23 July, Thursday
• Bittersweet – 24 July, Friday
• Chieri & Cherry – 25 July, Saturday
• The Takatsu River – 25 July, Saturday



The films, except for From All Corners and Hana’s Miso Soup, will be available on the film’s release date from 9 am onwards until slots are filled or until 27 July, whichever comes first.  Follow the instructions to use the films’ FREE ACCESS code:

1) Sign up for a free Vimeo account.
2) Go to the URL: https://bit.ly/Japan_Film_Week.
3) Click the title of your selected film. The  film’s TITLE TEXT should turn blue.
4) A new window will open with more film information.
5) Click “Rent”, the “Apply  promo code” and type JapanFilmWeek
6) Click “Apply”, then “Continue, then “Watch Now.”

View more information on registration.


The Japan Film Week is organized by the Japan Foundation Manila, in partnership with the Solar Pictures, Sinag Maynila, and the Film Development Council of the Philippines.


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The Asian Center offers M.A. degrees in Asian Studies with four fields of specialization: Northeast Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, and West Asia. The Center also has an M.A. program in Philippine Studies that allows students to major in Philippine society and culture, Philippine foreign relations, or Philippine development studies. The Center offers a Ph.D. program in Philippine Studies in conjunction with the College of Arts and Letters and the College of Social Sciences and Philosophy. The Asian Center also publishes Asian Studies: Journal of Critical Perspectives on Asia.