“New York’s premier Japanese cinema event.”The Wall Street Journal

Don’t wait! Become a Japan Society member and enjoy early box office access to 25+ must-see films, plus: the exclusive, ultimate JAPAN CUTS experience—our members-only All Access Pass.*

*On sale starting June 20 (not included with your membership purchase).


July 26—August 6, 2023

Japan Society is proud to announce the return of JAPAN CUTS: Festival of New Japanese Film!

JAPAN CUTS is the largest showcase of contemporary Japanese cinema in North America and an annual highlight of New York’s cinema scene. It plays host to international premieres, major celebrities, rising stars, and a passionate filmgoer community.

JAPAN CUTS was launched by Japan Society in 2007, and this year will be its 16th edition, marking the first full in-person JAPAN CUTS since 2019. We’re excited to bring New York’s Japanese movie fans back together!

From July 26-August 6, this year’s JAPAN CUTS will present over 25 films. Full details and tickets coming in June. 

Japan Society members receive first access to JAPAN CUTS tickets. Join now for access to our exclusive member pre-sale.