The history of Japanese film spans more than a century since the first feature was produced in 1898. Now, more than 400 films are being made every year following independent developments influenced by Japan’s culture and traditions. This event, to be held in India, includes works covering diverse themes from various angles portraying anguish and hope, family and personal ties, life and death, and nature and the environment within three categories: “Special Features on Earthquake Restoration,” “Yasuzo Masumura Retrospective” and “Women Auteurs: The 8th IAWRT Asian Women’s Festival 2012.” There will also be regular screenings of Japanese films twice a month at The Japan Foundation, New Delhi.