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Kaori Shoji

Kaori Shoji writes about movies and movie-makers for the Film Page, plus takes a turn at the Bilingual Column. Biggest mistake of her career: taking the very dignified Nagisa Oshima to McDonald's for an iced coffee.

For Kaori Shoji's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

The Japanese family, seen through Iranian eyes

Film Jan 24, 2019

The Japanese family, seen through Iranian eyes

Iranian director Ida Panahandeh's fourth feature, "The Nikaidos' Fall," took her way beyond her comfort zone. She didn't speak Japanese nor had she ever visited the country, and yet there she was with a Japanese crew and cast, filming a story about the Japanese ...

A second helping of horror for 'Suspiria'

Film Jan 16, 2019

A second helping of horror for 'Suspiria'

Filmmaker Luca Guadagnino cites categorization as one of his enemies, and the sudden fierceness in his eyes shows he's not kidding. "I feel uncomfortable putting ideas and thoughts into boxes," Guadagnino, 47, tells The Japan Times. "As soon as you categorize something, it starts to ...