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Yoji Yamada and Tora-san: The resurrection of a Japanese film institution

5 hours 31 min ago
The latest installment in Japan's long-running 'Tora-san' series opens the Tokyo International Film Festival as the series marks its 50th installment on its 50th anniversary

‘108: Revenge and Adventure of Goro Kaiba’: Matsuo fails to keep up the laughs

5 hours 32 min ago
Suzuki Matsuo stars in and directs his latest feature, a comedy about a man out for revenge on his unfaithful wife

‘No Smoking’: Poking the embers of Haruomi Hosono’s career

5 hours 33 min ago
Marking the 50th anniversary of Haruomi Hosono's musical career, 'No Smoking' takes a look at his life and some of his famed concerts

Nicki Minaj indicates she’s now a married woman

Tue, 10/22/2019 - 12:08
Ms. Minaj wants you to know she’s now officially Mrs. Petty.Minaj — who has dated Kenneth Petty for about a year — seems to confirm ...

Kuroneko Burlesque: The dancers keeping Kyoto’s risque side alive

Tue, 10/22/2019 - 02:10
The burlesque troupe has been staging shows in an around Kyoto, and will soon begin a short residency at a new theater in the city

The glitz and glamour of the Liechtensteins

Tue, 10/22/2019 - 02:09
For "A Jewel Box from Europe: Treasures from the collections of the Prince of Liechtenstein," Bunkamura, The Museum, has brought over 120 pieces from the ...

‘The Beauty Between: East Asian Arts in an Age of Transition, 16th-17th Centuries’

Tue, 10/22/2019 - 02:08
Oct. 26-Dec.8Highlighting decades-worth of beautiful East Asian artworks from the 16th to 17th century — a period of social, trade and cultural change in Japan ...

‘The Works of Architect Shizutaro Urabe’

Tue, 10/22/2019 - 02:07
Oct. 26-Dec. 22Shizutaro Urabe (1909-1991), an architect known in particular for re-working old structures, contributed to more than 280 postwar buildings over the course of ...

TV’s Weather Channel wades into politics of climate change with candidates; Trump declines invite

Mon, 10/21/2019 - 16:42
The Weather Channel is moving beyond cold fronts and heat waves to wade into the politics of climate change, with a special planned for early ...

Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence marries NY art dealer Cooke Maroney

Sun, 10/20/2019 - 13:53
Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence got married over the weekend in Rhode Island during a ceremony and reception studded with Hollywood stars.The “Hunger Games” star tied ...

After 50 years, conductor Zubin Mehta to take final bow with Israeli orchestra

Sun, 10/20/2019 - 02:29
Superstar conductor Zubin Mehta, 83, takes to the Tel Aviv stage on Sunday for his final performance as music director of the Israel Philharmonic, retiring ...

Can you ever really understand Japan? Pico Iyer offers help

Sat, 10/19/2019 - 06:53
Despite living in the country for over 30 years, Pico Iyer is a self-described "Japan beginner." His new book, "A Beginner's Guide to Japan," is ...

Naoko Takeuchi: ‘Sailor Moon’s’ strong-willed guardian of girls manga

Sat, 10/19/2019 - 06:34
Naoko Takeuchi's "Sailor Moon" is one of the most popular manga for girls of all time, and "beautiful guardian warriors" remains a global trend across ...

Ep. 19 ‘The Stray Sheep’

Thu, 10/17/2019 - 21:52
After saying goodbye to one member and hello to another, this week’s episode of “Terrace House” is all about trying out new pairings with the ...

Cuban ballet legend Alicia Alonso dead at 98

Thu, 10/17/2019 - 12:32
Cuban ballet legend Alicia Alonso, who developed a new Latin-influenced style and taught well into her 90s despite being practically blind for most of her ...

Japan’s ‘Beyonce’ makes her mark, as the nation’s influencers are revealed

Thu, 10/17/2019 - 01:04
With a list of the top social media influencers in Japan having been released, it appears Cool Japan is making its mark on pop culture ...

Pianist Nobuyuki Tsujii sets the bar high with new concert series

Thu, 10/17/2019 - 00:07
Nobuyuki Tsujii, a piano who has been blind since birth, talks about his upcoming projects and his friendship with violinist Fumiaki Miura

‘The Promised Land’: Zeze’s latest is far from heaven-sent

Wed, 10/16/2019 - 04:10
Takahisa Zeze unveils his latest feature, an ambitious film based on two short stories by best-selling author Shuichi Yoshida

‘Special Actors’: Ueda fumbles sophomore feature

Wed, 10/16/2019 - 04:09
Shinichiro Ueda, best known for 2017's "One Cut of the Dead," releases his second solo feature, again using a largely unknown cast

Singer Misia explores the language of music

Wed, 10/16/2019 - 01:00
Singer Misia possesses an astonishing vocal range of five octaves but equally impressive is her humanitarian work abroad.The artist, who asks to go by her ...