What is a ‘Japanese film’? What kinds of movies come to mind? For people outside of Japan, the answer may be very different than what you might expect. Japanese films have a very long history being exhibited overseas and, in turn, Japanese cinema means many different things to many different people.In this course, I look at the genres, directors, and films that come to mind when many people across the world think of Japanese movies. How do these differ from your own opinions about them? Why do you think they have become so famous or highly regarded?