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Revisit the biggest albums of Namie Amuro’s career

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 01:50
From 'Sweet 19 Blues' to '_genic,' Namie Amuro covered a lot of musical ground.

When ‘Amuraa’ ruled Japan

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 01:39
When pop diva Namie Amuro took the music scene by storm, she not only captivated throngs of girls and women with her performances but also ...

The Lagerphones look to charm Japan one coffee shop at a time

Tue, 09/11/2018 - 02:50
If you’re in a foreign band trying to plan a tour in Japan, you sometimes need to improvise when it comes to booking venues. That ...

The painterly prayers of Higashiyama

Tue, 09/11/2018 - 02:49
Kaii Higashiyama's best-known works are often called "quintessentially Japanese landscapes," but they were also examples of the artist's conservative dialogue with European and American abstraction.

‘Lee Kit “We Used to Be More Sensitive”‘

Tue, 09/11/2018 - 02:48
Sept. 16-Dec. 24Hong-Kong born artist Lee Kit is internationally acclaimed for his early textile works, which subtly reference everyday activities and objects, and were hand ...

‘Challengers in Nihonga: Taikan, Shunso, Kokei, and Gyoshu’

Tue, 09/11/2018 - 02:47
Sept. 15-Nov. 11After the Meiji Restoration of 1868 brought an end to Japan’s isolation, the influence of an influx of Western-style painting threatened to overshadow ...

‘Misato Kurimune Solo Exhibition “Still Remained”‘

Tue, 09/11/2018 - 02:46
Sept. 14-Oct. 13Based in her hometown of Kobe, contemporary artist Misato Kurimune studied printmaking at the Kyoto Seika University and now creates mixed media works ...

CBS sets Leslie Moonves payoff at $120 million pending results of harassment probe

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 16:45
CBS Corp. said on Monday that it would pay $120 million to former Chief Executive Officer Leslie Moonves if an internal investigation into allegations of ...

Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain wins posthumous Emmys for ‘Parts Unknown’

Sun, 09/09/2018 - 21:40
U.S. celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain, who committed suicide in June at age 61, posthumously earned a pair of Emmy Awards on Sunday for his work ...

Search on after German pop star apparently leaps from cruise liner off Labrador

Sun, 09/09/2018 - 18:46
Search and rescue workers were actively seeking Sunday a German pop star who went missing while on a cruise off Canada’s coast, the Royal Canadian ...

CBS chief Leslie Moonves out immediately amid more alleged sexual misconduct

Sun, 09/09/2018 - 18:11
U.S. television giant CBS announced Sunday the immediate departure of CEO Leslie Moonves, one of the biggest scalps in the #MeToo era, following a slew ...

Strongly autobiographical, ‘Death by Water’ reflects on Kenzaburo Oe’s own oeuvre

Sat, 09/08/2018 - 04:36
Written in dialogue with Oe's own, earlier works on similar subjects "Death by Water" is a careful, multilayered contemplation on the methodology and potential of ...

Finding beauty amid defeat: Jan Morris’ ‘Battleship Yamato: Of War, Beauty and Irony’

Sat, 09/08/2018 - 04:34
In this slim, beautifully illustrated book, historian Jan Morris details an account of the battleship Yamato's final, suicidal run near Okinawa at the end of ...

Commemorative U.S. stamp honors John Lennon

Fri, 09/07/2018 - 20:55
John Lennon’s iconic round glasses and shaggy 1970s mane will now adorn a U.S. stamp.Lennon’s widow, Yoko Ono, and their son, Sean Lennon, were in ...

Pacifist samurai film by Japanese director is a ‘scream’ against modern-day violence

Fri, 09/07/2018 - 19:14
Cult Japanese director Shinya Tsukamoto said Friday that his new film about a pacifist samurai who refuses to kill is “a scream” at the current ...

Japanese violinist wins second prize in prestigious Brahms contest in Austria

Fri, 09/07/2018 - 18:46
Maine Nishiyama of Japan won second prize in the violin category of the annual International Johannes Brahms Competition held Friday in Poertschach, Austria.Nishiyama, 18, is ...

Manga artist Momoko Sakura was also a champion of Japanese music

Thu, 09/06/2018 - 20:35
Following manga artist Momoko Sakura’s death last week, fans and media personalities celebrated her work. Most highlighted the influence her series “Chibi Maruko-chan” had on ...

The Hyoge Matsuri

Thu, 09/06/2018 - 20:34
If you’re in the vicinity of Shin Pond in Takamatsu, Kagawa Prefecture, this weekend, don’t be alarmed if you’re suddenly surrounded by a mischievous gang ...

China Festival 2018

Thu, 09/06/2018 - 20:33
There are plenty of opportunities for people in Japan to interact with Chinese culture, from visiting panda cub Xiang Xiang at the Ueno Zoo to ...

Burt Reynolds, star of film, TV and tabloids, dead at 82

Thu, 09/06/2018 - 17:47
Burt Reynolds, the handsome film and television star known for his acclaimed performances in “Deliverance” and “Boogie Nights,” commercial hits such as “Smokey and the ...