Yuji NAKAE

中江裕司

Yuji NAKAE


Yuji NAKAE, born in Kyoto Prefecture in 1960, moved to Okinawa shortly after beginning his studies of agricultural science at Ryukyu University. As a student, he began filming with 8 mm. After graduating, he founded the film production company Panali Pictures in 1988. He was one of the directors of the omnibus film PINEAPPLE TOURS (1992), which was shown at the Berlin International Film Festival. His feature-length films NABBIE’S LOVE (1999 / NC ’00 und NC ’23), HOTEL HIBISCUS (2002 / NC ’14) and THE ZEN DIARY (2022 / NC ’23) were internationally successful. Apart from directing feature films, he is also active in the field of documentary films and theater.

Films shown at Nippon Connection

The Zen Diary, Japan 2022 (Director) NC23
The Zen Diary, Japan 2022 (Script) NC23
Hotel Hibiscus, Japan 2002 (Director) NC14
Hotel Hibiscus, Japan 2002 (Script) NC14
Nabbie's Love, Japan 1999 (Director) NC23, NC00
Nabbie's Love, Japan 1999 (Script) NC23, NC00