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‘Lupin III: The First’: A 3D animation with a nostalgic heart

Wed, 12/11/2019 - 19:58
Master thief Lupin III returns to steal treasure — and a few hearts — in Takashi Yamazaki's take on the loveable rogue.

Surrealist Painting: Influences and Iterations in Japan

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 21:40
Dec 15-Apr 15, 2020The birth of the literary and artistic movement of surrealism is often credited to the writer, poet and critic Andre Breton (1896-1966), ...

Homeless Santa? Banksy reindeer mural goes viral amid rough sleeping crisis

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 21:24
A mural by anonymous British street artist Banksy depicting a homeless man being pulled by two reindeer has gone viral on social media, as the ...

‘National Treasure Pine Trees in the Snow and the Meiji Emperor: A Special Tea Ceremony at the Kyoto Exposition’

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 21:00
Jan 14-Jan 30, 2020 To celebrate the Reiwa Era and Emperor Naruhito’s ascension to the Chrysanthemum Throne, the Mitsui Memorial Museum is showcasing a number ...

‘Taro Okamoto’

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 20:59
Dec 26-Jan 24, 2020As Expo 2025 in Osaka approaches, the Oita Prefectural Art Museum looks back on the career of the artist Taro Okamoto (1911-1996), ...

Music historian Kato David Hopkins and a life spent discovering the obscure in Kansai

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 19:30
Music historian Kato David Hopkins is using his Happy Hour event in Kyoto to educate people about some of the lesser-known bands of the Kansai ...

Mina Perhonen: Fashion has a life of its own

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 19:25
Mina Perhonen's emotive approach to fashion highlights artisanship, eco-friendliness and our natural desire to connect and remember the past.

Newspaper criticizes film’s take on Atlanta Olympics bombing reporter

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 16:30
After a bomb exploded in a downtown Atlanta park midway through the 1996 Olympics, a security guard initially cast as a hero was transformed into ...

Banana-eating performance artist was ‘hungry’

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 02:54
Performance artist David Datuna waited two hours until “I was hungry” before eating a pricey banana artwork in Miami, he explained with laughter on Monday ...

‘Frozen 2’ leads box office again; ‘Playmobil’ flops

Sun, 12/08/2019 - 15:55
“Frozen 2” blanketed multiplexes for the third straight weekend, continuing its reign at No. 1 with $34.7 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates ...

Puppeteer who performed as Big Bird and Oscar on ‘Sesame Street’ dies at 85

Sun, 12/08/2019 - 14:45
Caroll Spinney, the puppeteer who brought boyish vulnerability to Big Bird, the towering yellow-plumed character, during 50 years on the groundbreaking children’s television show “Sesame ...