“Ten Years Japan” is a new Japanese anthology film which focuses on dystopian societies where technological advances have lead to greater social problems. The production has been completed and is awaiting a theatrical release. Each segment was completed by a different director and sports a varying cast.

The film is set to release in Novemeber of 2018, a trailer for “Ten Years Japan” Has been released through Freestone Productions.

Synopsis

PLAN75: To solve the problem of an aging population, the Japanese government implements the national system “PLAN75.” Public officer, Itami’s job is to recommend old people who are sick and poor for death. Meanwhile, his wife Saki is about to give birth. Saki has a hard time dealing with her mother who has Alzheimer’s. Dir.Chi Hayakawa

Mischevious Alliance: An elementary school in a country village has been designated as a special IT zone by the government. The kids attending the school live and act under A.I. system “Promise.” One day, an old horse has been selected to be slaughtered. Classmates, Ryota, Mayu and Daisuke plan a prank. Dir. Yusuke Kinoshita

DATA: Maika is a high school student. She receives data or “digital heritage” of her late mother. Based on her mother’s data, Maika is happy to learn more about her, but she discovers a hidden side of her mother. Dir. Megumi Tsuno

The Air We Can’t See: Japan forces its residents to move underground because of air pollution. For 10 years, Mizuki has lived in an underground city. She does not know anything about life aboveground. One day, her friend Kaede suddenly disappears from the underground city. Mizuki discovers something that Kaede left behind. Mizuki then dreams about the aboveground world. Dir. Akiyo Fujimura

For Our Beautiful Country: Japan requires mandatory enlistment for the Self-Defense Forces. Watanabe works at an advertising agency. He designs a poster for the Ministry of Defense. The poster is about the country’s compulsory military program.  Dir. Kei Ishikawa (All Segment Synopsis via Asiak Wiki)

 

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Hello, my name is Adam Symchuk and I am from Canada. It was during my teenage years that I became fascinated with Japanese film, in particular, exploitation and horror. I carried my fascination with the genre with me as an adult and began to grow a deeper appreciation in various genres from Japan, Korea, Thailand, and China. I hope to grow my knowledge of film across Asia and will continue to explore this through my reviews.