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.

Call for Proposals: Kinema Club XIX A2—20 Years On

Call for Proposals: Kinema Club XIX A2—20 Years On

Place: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Dates: November 1-3, 2019

Deadline for Proposals: June 30, 2019

Organizer: Markus Nornes (... Read more

Update: Kinema Club XVIII

We look forward to seeing many of you at Kinema Club XVIII at Yale from February 22 to February 24, 2019. We were blessed with a lot of good film nominations and ended up selecting the following films (six features and one animated short):

  • Fukujusō (Kawate Jirō, 1935)『福寿草』(川手、1935年)... Read more

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 XVIII, 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!

Check out the schedule... Read more

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


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