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Resources: Popular Culture

This page introduces open-access resources related to Japanese popular culture, with a focus on screen media.

Japanese Film Database

Co-produced by the Japan Foundation, this bilingual (English and Japanese) database catalogues Japanese films made in 2002 or later, providing brief synopses and production information for each entry.

Japanese Film Database

Language Learning with Netflix [Browser Extension]

Language Learning with Netflix is a free extension for the Google Chrome browser which allows users to watch programs with two sets of subtitles showing simultaneously. The extension takes advantage of the vast library of subtitles available across the Netflix catalogue and allows viewers to use Netflix programs as language-learning tools by accessing subtitles in multiple languages. 

Language Learning with Netflix page
See catalogue of content with Japanese subtitles available
Read an article about this resource (via The Verge)

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