The French-Japanese filmmaker hopes to make a difference in the world by embracing the areas outside our comfort zones and making films about vulnerability.
For Matthew Hernon's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Shinichiro Ueda reunites the cast of his hit comedy "One Cut of the Dead" for an innovative teleworking sequel
Attacking midfielder uses the myriad setbacks he has experienced in his career as motivation to succeed in life.
Traveling stage troupe Gekidan Miyama considers its future as the COVID-19 pandemic rips through Japan's theater industry.
Having already tasted success in the world of J-pop, Naoki Kobayashi has now set his sights on an acting career overseas.
Ken Mogi talks about the significance of studying the brain and how he likes to use his.
Actor Koichi Sato discusses his role in "Fukushima 50," a film which looks at the events that followed the Great East Japan Earthquake
Having based himself in Europe to hone his equestrian skills, Kuroda now has his eye on representing Japan as a dressage rider at the Tokyo Olympics.
Japanese actor Aoi Okuyama makes her debut in BBC-Netflix yakuza series 'Giri/Haji,' earning acclaim from the British media.
22-year-old Honoka Matsumoto's latest film looks at the issue of same-sex marriage in Japan, one of a number of difficult topics the actress has taken on in her roles