Welcome to Kinema Club

Welcome to the website of Kinema Club, a long-standing, international but informal group devoted to the study of Japanese moving image media. Kinema Club was started precisely to share knowledge about Japanese cinema, so this site serves both to introduce our activities, such as the KineJapan mailing list and our conferences and workshops, as well promote information and thinking about films, research, bibliography, and education.

Kinema Club XVIII: Gender and Sexuality in Japanese Cinema—A Unique CFP

Conference dates: February 22-24, 2019

Location: Yale University, New Haven, CT  USA

Submission deadline: September 30, 2018

Kinema Club XXIII, with the support of the Council on East Asian Studies, will take place at Yale University at the end of February 2019 (tentative... Read more

KineJapan moves to Yale

After many years being operated on a server at Ohio State University—thanks to hard work of Maureen Donovan—KineJapan has moved to a server at Yale University as of June 1, 2018. If you want to join or re-join, go to the KineJapan page on this site for instructions.

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Kinema Club XVII at Meiji Gakuin!

The next Kinema Club will take place on February 21, 2018, at Meiji Gakuin University in Tokyo, Japan. The theme this year is “Japanese Film Studies ‘Abroad’ ”. There will be papers by Kinema Club members new and old and a keynote address by Naoki Yamamoto of the University of California, Santa Barbara. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Kinema Club XVII - Call for Papers

Call for Papers for:
Kinema Club XVII
at Meiji Gakuin University
Japanese Film Studies “Abroad”
Dates: February 20–21, 2018
Meiji Gakuin University, Department of Art Studies

Deadline for submissions: January 31, 2018
We welcome submissions for the 17th Kinema Club Conference on... Read more

Media Convergence in Japan

Kinema Club pleased to announce the publication of the new book Media Convergence in Japan, co-edited by Jason G. Karlin and Patrick W. Galbraith. This collection of essays explores the convergences and divergences arising from the digital transition in Japanese media culture. The ebook version has been published for free and open... Read more

Schedule for Kinema Club XV in Frankfurt

The schedule for Kinema Club XV (June 5-6, 2015) has been posted here. Join us in Frankfurt—no pre-registration is required!

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Call for papers for Kinema Club XV

Call for Papers for….

Kinema Club XV
at Nippon Connection Film Festival in Frankfurt, Germany

Film and Moving Images From Japan NOW -
Film in the New Media Ecology

Dates: June 5 & 6
Goethe University Frankfurt / Nippon Connection Film Festival
Deadline for submissions: March 15, 2015

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Kinema Club XIV

Friday, November 21, 2014 to Sunday, November 23, 2014

Tokyo, Japan

Please join us for the 14th Kinema Club Conference for Film and Moving Images from Japan on November 22 & 23, 2014, at Meiji University. To accompany the conference, we will have a film screening at the National... Read more


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