Japanese Female Directors

Extensive guide to East/Southeast Asian women directors. (in progress)

Other lists:
Korea
-Japan-
Hong Kong
China

expected this to top my korean list by a good bit! guess i overreached.

japanese movie databases are much less detailed than korean ones, which makes it hard to filter through stuff. theres a giant lack of pictures of directors and no way for me to separate names by gender.

i'll of course keep updating the list and welcome any contributions.

next lists will be hong kong & china

  • The Long Excuse
  • Sway
  • Dreams for Sale
  • Dear Doctor
  • Ten Nights of Dreams
  • Wild Berries
  • Female
  • Rent-a-Cat
  • Kamome Diner
  • Glasses
  • Close-Knit
  • Toilet
  • Yoshino's Barber Shop
  • Love Is Five Seven Five
  • Akai bunka jutaku no hatsuko
  • One Million Yen Girl
  • My Dad and Mr. Ito
  • Have a Nice Day
  • Mourning Recipe
  • Ain't No Tomorrows
  • Round Trip Heart
  • The Cowards who Looked to the Sky
  • Moon & Cherry
  • Yuriko, Dasvidaniya
  • 17-Year-Old Free Love Tribe
  • Maid in Japan
  • Drifting into Chaos
  • Groper Train Hurry Up And Come
  • Love Letter
  • The Moon Has Risen
  • Eternal Breasts
  • Love Under the Crucifix
  • The Wandering Princess
  • Girls of the Night
  • Our Homeland
  • Dear Pyongyang
  • Sona, the Other Myself
  • Halfway
  • I Have To Buy New Shoes
  • 0.5mm
  • A Piece of Our Life
  • Organ
  • Id
  • The Far Road
  • A Silent Voice
  • K-On! The Movie
  • Tamako Love Story
  • Sound! Euphonium the Movie: Welcome to the Kitauji High School Concert Band
  • Beach Volleyball Detectives Part 1
  • Widow Apartment
  • Sweet as a Peach
  • The Light Shines Only There
  • Being Good
  • Quirky Guys and Gals
  • Here Comes the Bride, My Mom!
  • The Sakai's Happiness
  • Helter Skelter
  • Sakuran
  • Captive Market
  • Abe Sada: The Last Seven Days
  • Haruko's Paranormal Laboratory
  • The Pinkie
  • Yamanaka Tokiwa: Ushiwakamaruto tokiwa gozen hahato kono monogatari
  • How to Care for the Senile
  • Kabuki-yakushya: Kataoka Nizaemon
  • Lupin III: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine
  • German + Rain
  • The Actor
  • Bare Essence of Life
  • Fatal Frame
  • Ju-on: Black Ghost
  • Bilocation
  • I'm Sorry
  • The Boy from Hell
  • Cellular Girlfriends
  • Twilight Syndrome: Deadly Theme Park
  • Samurai Chicks
  • Hyouka: Forbidden Secrets
  • 42 One Dream Rush
  • Sekaiichi Hatsukoi Movie
  • Eko Eko Azarak: Wizard of Darkness
  • K-20: The Fiend with Twenty Faces
  • Eko Eko Azarak II
  • Tale of a Vampire
  • Unfair: The Answer
  • Unfair: The End
  • Fly
  • Four
  • Imagine
  • Rape
  • Eyeblink
  • Apotheosis
  • Freedom
  • Fluxfilm No. 14: One
  • Erection
  • Up Your Legs Forever
  • Film No. 5
  • Happy Landing
  • No Touching at All
  • Fantastic Girls