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    August 7th, 2015 | Opening Night at The Castro | Photo by Kumi Yamauchi
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    August 9th, 2015 | Special Appearance by Koji Morimoto | Photo by David Toshiyuki
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    August 15th, 2015 | Tokyo Short Shorts 2015 | Special Appearance by director Atsuko Hirayanagi
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    August 15th, 2015 | The Birth Of Saké | Co-sponsored by Takara Sake and Consulate General of Japan
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    August 15th, 2015 | The Birth Of Saké | Special Appearance by director Erik Shirai
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    August 7 (Fri) – August 16 (Sun), 2015 @ Castro Theatre and NEW PEOPLE Cinema

Thank you for coming!

Thank you to all of the participants of the 3rd Japan Film Festival of San Francisco and 7th J-POP SUMMIT 2015! We were able to make it another memorable event due to the wonderful guests, sponsors, staff & volunteers, and supporters including you. Thank you again and see you next year!

2015 Highlights
Opening Night at The Castro

JFFSF2015 opening night at Castro Theater, with special appearances by the world-renowned actor, Tadanobu Asano, and techno DJ legend, Ken Ishii. Attendees enjoyed eccentric visuals in Electric Dragon 80000V followed by a Q&A with Mr. Asano, ending with an eye-opening art performance by Ken Ishii and Koji Morimoto.


Home to many local film festivals, NEW PEOPLE Cinema is a 143-seat cinema located in the basement of NEW PEOPLE in San Francisco’s Japantown. Enjoy the cutting-edge HD digital projection and THX®-certified sound system.