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‘Lying to Mom’: A film about suicide that isn’t as heavy as you’d expect

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 00:58
The Japanese suicide rate has fallen for eight straight years, to 21,321 in 2017, but this number is still high compared to other advanced countries, ...

‘The Gun’: A blast of stylish nihilism

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 00:57
Chekhov’s principle about how you can’t introduce a gun in the first act of a story without using it later on might also apply to ...

Partners in grime: The Butterz label thanks Japan with a birthday bash in Tokyo

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 20:35
With its rapid-fire rapping, lyrics that are often impenetrable to outsiders and raw, synthetic timbres, grime was never an obvious candidate for international success. But ...

Michael Douglas fetes 50th year in show biz, joins dad Kirk with star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 16:30
Michael Douglas celebrated his 50th year in showbusiness on Tuesday with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame near that of his screen legend ...

Fox News hits Sean Hannity over ‘unfortunate distraction’ appearance with Trump at rally

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 14:04
Fox News said Tuesday that it has addressed the “unfortunate distraction” of Sean Hannity and Jeanine Pirro speaking at President Trump’s campaign rally in Missouri ...

Waking up to Asia’s growing role in art

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 02:00
One year after The National Art Center, Tokyo, and the Mori Art Museum presented the expansive “Sunshower: Contemporary Art From Southeast Asia 1980s to Now,” ...

‘Architecture x Photography: A Light Existing Only Here’

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 01:59
Nov. 10- Jan. 27In 1827, French inventor Joseph Nicephore Niepce (1765-1833), who is recognized as a pioneer of photography, took the world’s oldest photograph from ...

‘Toeko Tatsuno: On Papers — A Retrospective 1969-2012’

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 01:58
Nov. 14-Jan. 20Toeko Tatsuno (1950-2014), an award-winning Japanese artist who specialized in prints and oil paintings, received a lot of attention during the 1970s for ...

‘Seeing Through a Glass’

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 01:57
Nov. 10-March 31Landscape is one of the most popular themes in art. Whether it’s natural or urban settings, artists have long sought to express the ...

People magazine names Idris Elba 2018’s Sexiest Man Alive

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 22:53
British actor Idris Elba has been named the Sexiest Man Alive by People magazine.The 6-foot-3 (190 cm) Elba, star of television series “The Wire” and ...

Fox and NBC to stop airing Trump immigrant ad deemed racist

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 14:16
NBC and Fox News Channel both said Monday they will stop airing President Donald Trump’s campaign advertisement that featured an immigrant convicted of murder.CNN had ...

Fox says Sean Hannity won’t be a guest at Trump rally in Missouri

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 14:11
Fox News Channel says Sean Hannity will not be appearing as a guest at President Donald Trump’s campaign rally in Missouri, even as the campaign ...

Haruki Murakami to donate novel manuscripts, other material to Waseda University, his alma mater,

Sun, 11/04/2018 - 04:47
Novelist Haruki Murakami announced Sunday he will donate original manuscripts of his works and other materials to Waseda University, from which he graduated in 1975.The ...

The Biwako Biennale makes the old new again

Sun, 11/04/2018 - 01:59
When it comes to curating a biennale, a lack of funding isn’t always a big problem as it can lead to more imaginative results.That’s the ...

From violence to vulnerability, Yukiko Motaya enchants with ‘The Lonesome Bodybuilder’

Sat, 11/03/2018 - 06:38
Like a bouquet of exotic flowers, the stories in "The Lonesome Bodybuilder" are varied and full of surprise, starting out with mundane situations and then ...

‘The Old Bamboo-Hewer’s Story’: Deeply ingrained in the Japanese cultural imagination

Sat, 11/03/2018 - 06:36
“Taketori Monogatari,” or “The Old Bamboo-Hewer’s Story,” is a fascinating piece of early Japanese literature, well worth the short read. Written in the 10th century, ...

‘Newcomer’: Cop pounds the pavement in Tokyo shitamachi detective mystery

Sat, 11/03/2018 - 06:34
Although many police procedural mystery novels may appear to reflect realism, most authors only touch on a fraction of the time and shoe leather typically ...

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