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Wednesday, 2nd December 2009
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Japanese film festival to be held in Burma

A Japanese film festival aimed at strengthening diplomatic ties is to be held in Burma, it has been reported.

According to Xinhua, the festival will be held in the cities of Yangon and Mandalay, said the Japanese embassy in the country.

It will run from December 10th to December 13th in the Thamada cinema in Yangon before being moved to the Winlight cinema in Mandalay for a run between December 17th and December 20th.

Burma has hosted a Japanese film festival since 2000 and this year's event will feature screenings of films including Blue, Breath In Breath Out and Turn Over.

Those behind the event hope that it will "strengthen the mutual friendship and boost cultural exchange" between Japan and Burma.

Japan is famous for its manga and anime film sector, with famous titles including Howl's Moving Castle and Spirited Away which tells the story of a Japanese girl who has to move away from her hometown and was the highest grossing film in Japanese movie history.

Written by Graham McPherson.