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The lifelong rebellion of children’s author Eiko Kadono

Sat, 08/17/2019 - 06:34
Author of the beloved "Kiki's Delivery Service" series about a young witch in training, Eiko Kadono continues to bring magic to the world of Japanese ...

‘Easy Rider’ star, 1960s swashbuckler Peter Fonda dies at 79

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 17:55
Actor Peter Fonda, the son of a Hollywood legend who became a movie star in his own right after both writing and starring in the ...

Ep. 12 ‘Always Chillin”

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 02:33
For this week’s episode of “Terrace House,” we are back to familiar territory. No more explosive fights and unexpected nude scenes. Instead, we have what ...

Arlo Guthrie sings as Woodstock fans flock to 1969 concert site

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 16:41
Tie-dyed pilgrims and white-haired Woodstock festival veterans converged at the generation-defining site to celebrate its 50th anniversary, while Arlo Guthrie came back to sing — ...

How to sell your film abroad

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 23:53
As a reviewer, reporter and programmer, I go to six or seven film festivals a year. This is nothing compared to some colleagues, who trudge ...

Choose your acts wisely at this year’s Summer Sonic

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 23:45
The 2019 edition of the Summer Sonic music festival, held concurrently in Tokyo and Osaka from Aug. 16 to 18, marks the 20th anniversary of ...

Foals: Summer Sonic’s storm before the calm

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 23:45
“My knees are fine, my knees are fine. Yeah, no problem there. I’m actually jumping off even higher things these days,” says Yannis Philippakis, lead ...

European opera houses await LA sexual abuse probe into famed tenor Placido Domingo

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 15:13
While two U.S. opera houses immediately canceled performances by famed tenor Placido Domingo following sexual harassment allegations, European opera houses are taking stances ranging from ...

Trade spat sees K-pop caught in the middle

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 03:00
The Japanese debut performance of Korean pop group Stray Kids planned for next month should be an unquestionably good thing. The fledgling male outfit has ...

‘Aesop’s Game’: Ueda follow-up is neither tortoise nor hare

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 02:59
Last year, Shinichiro Ueda made Japanese film history with “One Cut of the Dead,” a zombie comedy he scripted and directed. Opening in just two ...

‘Cherry Blossoms and Demons’: Swan song remains an ugly duckling

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 02:58
The late Kirin Kiki maintained such an industrious work schedule that moviegoers have had multiple chances to pay their last respects since she passed away ...

Opera legend Placido Domingo defends himself against sexual harassment claims

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 10:50
Opera great Placido Domingo defended himself against multiple allegations of sexual harassment Tuesday, insisting that he believed all interactions and relationships throughout his long career ...

The Theatre Olympics goes back to its roots for ninth iteration

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 04:00
Since the late 1970s, people from all over the world have traveled to the village of Toga in rural Toyama Prefecture to attend Tadashi Suzuki’s ...

Genta Ishizuka: Beneath and on the surface

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 03:59
Contemporary urushi lacquerware artist Genta Ishizuka — winner of the 2019 Kyoto's Best Young Artist Award and Loewe Foundation Craft Prize — re-imagines the decorative ...

‘Her Own Way: Female Artists and the Moving Image in Art in Poland — From 1970s to the Present’

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 03:58
Aug. 14-Oct. 14Japan and Poland have shared 100 years of diplomatic relations, which were first established on March 22, 1919.To celebrate the anniversary, the Tokyo ...

‘Kishida Riusei: A Retrospective’

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 03:57
Aug. 31-Oct. 20Born in Ginza, Tokyo, Ryusei (Riusei) Kishida (1891-1929), the son of Kishida Ginko (1833-1905), a Meiji Era (1868-1912) journalist and pioneering businessman, is ...

‘Nana Furiya Original Picture Book Drawings’

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 03:56
Aug. 17-Sept. 22After illustrating “Mekkira Mokkira Dondon” (1985), a children’s picture book written by Setsuko Kasegawa, Furiya Nana began studying lithography at the Academy of ...

Remembering the staff of Kyoto Animation

Mon, 08/12/2019 - 19:03
Almost a month after the main studio of Kyoto Animation was set on fire, killing 35 and injuring many more, details of the victims are ...

Leading West African singer DJ Arafat dies in road crash

Mon, 08/12/2019 - 12:08
DJ Arafat, an Ivorian singer with a huge following in francophone Africa, has died after a road accident in Abidjan, the state broadcaster RTI said ...

‘Cannon Busters’: Bending anime rules in all the right ways

Sun, 08/11/2019 - 01:42
When LeSean Thomas saw director Katsuhiro Otomo working through the night in a behind-the-scenes documentary of the anime "Akira," he thought: "That's what I want ...

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