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Ogata Paris, the brainchild of designer Shinichiro Ogata, offers the very best of Japanese craftsmanship and tradition in his fashionable European outpost.
After multiple delays in production, Kyoto Animation’s film provides solace and answers to fans of the animated series of the same name.
Christopher Nolan’s sci-fi epic may not be doing well in the U.S., but in Japan, the film has held the No. 1 box-office slot for ...
Rolling Stone compiled a list of the 500 greatest albums of all time but there were no Japanese entries. So we came up with a ...
Actress and producer Urara Matsubayashi stars in an omnibus that makes sexual harassment, particularly in the workplace, a central theme.
Yuya Ishii draws some raw performances from his cast in a low-budget, self-produced drama about alienation and unraveling relationships.
Actress Yuko Takeuchi, 40, has died in apparent suicide, it was learned Sunday.She was found at her home in Tokyo on Sunday, investigative sources said. ...
Naoya Shiga’s confessional, autobiographical novella stands the test of time with its themes of relationships, grief and aging.
Hiroko Oyamada’s novel is a moving and subtle study of the pressures and expectations placed on women.
Woodblock prints collaborations portraying major musicians and films have spurred new interest in ukiyo-e.
The exhibition, which is the first solo show of Touko Valio Laaksonen artwork in Japan, comes on the 100th anniversary of the artist’s birth.
Academics say the previously ignored works illustrate the 'isolating and traumatic experience of internment.'
Kaala, a group of independent music promoters, has launched a concert series called Korona Nights to keep outlets for underground musical expression alive.
Eiji Uchida’s film about a transgender woman who takes in her troubled niece is dark but shines a light on the struggles faced by the ...
Kim Soom's 'One Left' tells the story of one former captive who debates whether to go public with her story.
In honor of Respect for the Aged Day on Sept. 21, here are some heartwarming films to watch with the more mature people in your ...
‘The Cat and the City’ author Nick Bradley: When writing fiction, ‘there’s no such thing as wasted living’
Nick Bradley’s debut novel is a love letter to Tokyo brimming with details of everyday life that he absorbed during his years in Japan.
The Bristol-based translator balances art-related texts with literary translation and has just finished her first original work, “Fifty Sounds.”
Edo Period ukiyo-e were like today’s popular media — celebrity photos, travel pics, snapshots of daily life — all reflecting the spirit of the times.
“Kamata Prelude” is an omnibus by four directors that is based on the life experiences of Urara Matsubayashi, the film’s star and producer.