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‘Ainori’ teaches lessons in love … and soft power

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 00:25
Netflix Japan’s reboot of the reality show “Ainori” features plenty of drama — most of it interpersonal, but some geopolitical.The streaming-era version of the show, ...

TPAM’s magic happens in front of and behind the curtain

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 00:18
Back in 1995, some of the movers and shakers of the domestic theater scene got together at various venues around the capital for an event ...

Producer Quincy Jones says Michael Jackson stole songs

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 21:51
Quincy Jones, the legendary music producer behind Michael Jackson, says that the late King of Pop plagiarized some of his hits.“I hate to get into ...

A cinema project expands to forge a bond between Japanese and Ugandan children

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 01:10
A project that began with a simple idea to deliver the magic of cinema to children in Africa has not only led to a cultural ...

Father John Misty bets his music will not be remembered as ‘an artefact of the year 2017’

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 01:09
Josh Tillman was in Japan when he made a life changing decision: to quit as drummer of Fleet Foxes and finally pursue the sort of ...

‘The Scythian Lamb’: A plan to repopulate the countryside starts out funny and descends into tense drama

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 01:08
Seeing Daihachi Yoshida’s “The Scythian Lamb” for the second time at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan, I was reminded of “Black Mirror,” the British ...

Quentin Tarantino voices regret over Uma Thurman stunt incident, takes flak for siding with Roman Polanski

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 18:05
Director Quentin Tarantino has responded to Uma Thurman’s allegation that he put her life in danger with a dangerous car stunt on “Kill Bill,” calling ...

Kazufusa Hosho: ‘Noh is necessary in times of social unrest’

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 03:00
The challenge facing Kazufusa Hosho is one that many guardians of traditional Japanese art forms know well: ensuring the survival of a centuries-old culture by ...

Roni Horn: Ways to present the self

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 02:59
The Rathole Gallery director’s 5-year-old son says that his favorite work in the current exhibition, Roni Horn’s “The Selected Gifts,” is a picture of meatballs.Among ...

‘Flore d’Odilon Redon’

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 02:58
Feb. 8-May 20Odilon Redon (1840-1916) — the French painter, printmaker and draughtsman — unlike the impressionist artists of his time, focused on the mysterious aspects ...

‘Hakuin in Suruga’

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 02:57
Feb. 10-March 25The monk Hakuin Ekaku (1685-1768), recognized for reviving the Rinzai School of Zen Buddhism and popularizing Zen culture, joined Shoinji Temple Suruganokuni-harajuku (present-day ...

‘Wang Xizhi and Japanese Calligraphy’

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 02:56
Feb. 10-April 8In this exhibition that celebrates the evolution of Japanese writing, the ancient Chinese aristocrat and calligraphy master Wang Xizhi (303-361) is credited for ...

Homeward bound: Paul Simon ends 50-year touring career

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 14:54
Singer-songwriter Paul Simon announced on Monday he is quitting touring, saying it felt “a touch exhilarating, and something of a relief” to bring his 50-year ...

Celeb Kylie Jenner steals Twitter spotlight from Super Bowl to announce birth of girl

Sun, 02/04/2018 - 18:03
U.S. reality TV star Kylie Jenner announced on Sunday the birth of her child with rapper Travis Scott, after months of rumors surrounding her pregnancy.The ...

‘Sex and the City’ actress Kim Cattrall says missing brother was found dead in Alberta

Sun, 02/04/2018 - 17:57
Appeals by “Sex and the City” actress Kim Cattrall for help in finding her missing brother ended in sadness on Sunday when she announced his ...

Exploring the leaps and bounds of Japanese feminism

Sat, 02/03/2018 - 06:34
"Rethinking Japanese Feminisms" is a collection of short essays by 15 academics on diverse aspects of gender issues in Japan. Topics range from the androgynous ...

Wrongful death suit against actor Jim Carrey dismissed

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 20:36
A wrongful death lawsuit filed against Jim Carrey by the husband and mother of his ex-girlfriend has been dismissed.The suit was dismissed on January 25 ...

Actor Robert Wagner named ‘person of interest’ in wife Natalie Wood’s 1981 drowning: CBS

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 18:57
Los Angeles County homicide detectives have named actor Robert Wagner a “person of interest” in the probe of the unexplained 1981 drowning of his wife, ...

High-profile women to wear black in ‘Time’s Up’ message at U.K. film awards

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 16:59
High-profile British performers are planning to wear black to this month’s British Academy Film Awards to support the Time’s Up campaign against sexual harassment.Emma Watson, ...

Change is in the air for New National Theater Tokyo in 2018

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 00:17
At the start of each year the New National Theatre Tokyo holds a media event at which the artistic directors of its three departments covering ...

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