What's your all-time favorite Japanese film?

by Louisa Chan

Satoshi Miyashita
Engineer, 30
I watched “Kiki’s Delivery Service” for the first time when I was 10 years old. It’s a fun, moving and interesting story about people helping and supporting a young witch.

Tomoko Iida
Social worker, 33
I love “My Neighbor Totoro” because it brings back wonderful childhood memories for me. The scenery is beautiful, with lovely mountains, rivers, and countryside.

Takanori Arata
Manager, 41
Many people think it’s difficult to find new and interesting things to do as they age, but the main character in “Shall We Dance?” was able to find a love for dancing.

Michiko Tomoda
Office worker, 29
“Hula Girl” is based on a true story and is very inspirational. It’s set in Iwaki City, Fukushima Prefecture. It’s about a group of women trying to achieve their goals.

Toshihiro Okada
I like “Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind” because it’s a fantastic, heartwarming movie. Princess Nausicaa shows that one can communicate without the use of words.

Dan Dapore
JHS teacher, 29 (U.S.)
“Project Eiko” got me interested in Japan. I’d never seen anything as strange before. It made me wonder what kind of culture could produce this kind of movie.