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Disney animation chief John Lasseter quits, acknowledging unwanted physical contact with staffers

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 18:00
Disney animation chief John Lasseter said Friday he is quitting, six months after acknowledging in an internal memo that he had made staffers feel “disrespected ...

From Kansai to New York: Jazz trumpeter Takuya Kuroda on going back to basics

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 01:09
In the dimly lit Under Deer Lounge in Shibuya, jazz trumpeter Takuya Kuroda conducts an impromptu ensemble with raucous enthusiasm.Preceded by his Afro, he bounces ...

Kate Spade’s husband says she suffered from depression, battled ‘personal demons’

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 18:51
The husband and business partner of designer Kate Spade, who died in an apparent suicide, said she suffered from depression and anxiety for many years.She ...

Last surviving ‘Wizard of Oz’ munchkin, Jerry Maren, dead at 99

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 17:10
Jerry Maren, the last surviving munchkin from the classic 1939 film “The Wizard of Oz” and the one who famously welcomed Dorothy to Munchkin Land, ...

K-Ballet brings ‘Cleopatra’ back for another dance

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 01:00
Tetsuya Kumakawa speaks about his most recent project, “Cleopatra,” in a way that’s as grand as the Egyptian queen herself.“Nobody except me could have created ...

‘Enokida Trading Post’: A slacker film goes for lazy laughs

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 00:59
Japan has long had an image as a country of workaholics, dedicating their lives to the almighty yen. But recent Japanese movies, especially at the ...

’50 First Kisses’: Swipe left on this rom-com redo

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 00:58
An incorrigible playboy spots a young woman at a diner in Hawaii and is instantly smitten. After he plucks up the courage to talk to ...

Scans reveal newsprint and second painting under Picasso artwork displayed in Hakone

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 00:36
Infrared imaging technology has helped peel back the layers of a Pablo Picasso painting on display in Japan, in the process revealing a page from ...

Navigating our way through Broadway’s biggest night

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 23:55
The 72nd annual Tony Awards are being presented at New York City’s storied Radio City Music Hall on June 11 (8 a.m. Japan time), but ...

Famed fashion designer Kate Spade found dead from suicide in Park Avenue flat

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 14:26
Designer Kate Spade, one of the biggest names in American fashion, was found dead Tuesday in New York after committing suicide, police said. She was ...

Harvey Weinstein pleads not guilty to rape as his lawyer vows to win case before it goes to trial

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 14:24
Harvey Weinstein pleaded not guilty to rape and criminal sex act charges on Tuesday before a judge in New York, and his lawyer vowed afterward ...

Miss America drops swimsuit portion and won’t judge on looks

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 14:21
When the Miss America pageant started in 1921, having young women parade around in bathing suits seemed like a great way to get tourists to ...

The two-sister circus of Charan-Po-Rantan

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 02:00
Koharu Matsunaga used to be a fixture on Tokyo’s busking circuit, belting out tunes on her button accordion with her gypsy brass band at popular ...

‘Paddington Bear’ exhibition tells the story of the most English of Peruvian bears

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 01:59
Ten years after the HMT Empire Windrush brought Britain’s first major influx of West Indian immigrants to the United Kingdom, and 10 years before Conservative ...

‘The Miracle of M.C. Escher: Prints from the Israel Museum, Jerusalem’

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 01:58
June 6-July 29Dutch artist M.C. Escher (1898-1972) is one of the most recognized printmakers of the 20th century thanks in part to his well-known trompe ...

‘Shiseido Art Egg 12’

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 01:57
June 8-Aug. 26The “Shiseido Art Egg” project began in 2006 to promote up-and-coming artists selected by the public. Once chosen, the artists work with Shiseido ...

‘Feature Exhibition: New Acquisitions’

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 01:56
June 12-July 16Renovations of the Heisei Chishinkan wing at the Kyoto National Museum have meant that the public has not been able to see some ...

Haruki Murakami to make radio debut with one-off music and running-themed show

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 01:30
Exciting news for “Harukists”: Internationally acclaimed novelist Haruki Murakami will serve as a DJ for a one-off radio program on August 5, Tokyo FM announced ...

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