From Akira Kurosawa to Yasujiro Ozu, Japanese movies have been on the international radar for almost a century now. Japanese cinema has become renowned for its aesthetics and critical lens of contemporary issues, providing commentary on the problems plaguing the time the films are set in, and it has continued these traditions throughout the years. Asian dramas, too, have become more popular due to the rise of globalization and streaming support of international television shows and movies. Audiences can now consume their favorite Korean dramas, whether historical or romance, and even Japanese romance dramas on Netflix these days.