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Tired of skipping Japanese films in the theaters because you’re sometimes lost without subtitles? Tired of hearing from your friends back home about all the great subtitled Japanese films they get to see?

Unlike other Asian cities, where cinemas show local films with English subs, Tokyo remains resolutely monolingual. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t opportunities here to bridge the cinematic divide. Distributors and theater operators are gradually awakening to the discovery that the foreign community is filled with avid cinephiles, and they’re adding subtitled screenings to their schedules.

You can’t see every new release with subs yet, but Tokyo Filmgoer hopes that will soon change. So check back here often —then get out there and experience some unforgettable Japanese films!