Tokyo International Film Festival opens with strong focus on Japan

Jury president Zhang Ziyi said the festival would be a “very special prenatal education” for her unborn baby.

The 32nd edition of the Tokyo International Film Festival (Tiff) got underway on Monday night (October 28) with the focus firmly on Japanese cinema and culture.

Despite the challenges of Typhoon Hagibis and subsequent heavy rain, Tokyo is currently awash with international visitors for the Rugby World Cup and is also gearing up for next year’s Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. Last week, the city hosted international dignatories for the enthronement of Emperor Naruhito and the start of the Reiwa Era.

Amidst all these events,

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