With its history, ideas and themes the culture of Japan is a vast tapestry. The cultural values of Japan influences the movie industry in many forms such as people of Japan like the movies that reflect less empirical measures and observations. Japanese enjoy a scenario of movies based on a stratified society and as a result with it they develop their own concepts. The culture of Japan provides considerable importance to the role of an individual in society and his responsibilities for it even when they might conflict with their own personal feelings. This sense of responsibility is of core importance in the movies of Japan. Japanese are individuals who believe in constant struggles of an individual in society for performing their responsibilities within their means and station, but at the same time they must also follow their hearts. This feeling of high love of self and self-worth is seen in characters of the movies produced in Japan. The movies in Japan must reflect the acts of business, religious obligations and rites and family life in a readily balancing form.
Japanese culture adheres to strong family ties which are reflected in generations of ancestors. Japanese are not publicly demonstrative in physical and this cultural belief is even maintained in movies of Japan. Honesty is seen as one of the best quality of Japanese which is portrayed in their movies through the popular characters in the movies (Kinsella, 2000). The phrase used in movies in form of dialogues reflects the values of Japanese which they use in their daily interactions which are with a motive of establishing smooth relationships while acknowledging the presence of others.
Japan has a highly homogenous society but there exits social and cultural patterns variations at regional level which are quite significant and even are visible in the cinemas of Japan. Movies in Japan are produced with the effects of strong cultural notions of pride of place and local cultural identification patterns (Iwabuchi, 2002). Movies of Japan also take the basis of personality traits of belonging to a specific region with particular regional identities which are well expressed through movie characters with local culinary specialties and dialects.