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‘The Cat in Their Arms’: Forget the idol-pop plot points and stick with the pets

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 01:28
You probably know the type: lonely, maybe even a little antisocial and more comfortable talking to cats than people.Saori (Erika Sawajiri), the reclusive heroine of ...

Embracing difference, ‘Shakespeare in Tokyo’ is the picture of inclusion

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 20:06
The scene: Tokyo. The plot: An Australian fan of Shakespeare with Down syndrome sets out on a solo adventure to escape the watchful eyes of ...

Fox News Channel slammed by Hollywood creators after host likens migrant kids’ holding pens to ‘summer camps’

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 17:31
Fox News Channel faces a growing backlash among Hollywood creators that intensified Tuesday following Laura Ingraham’s description of “zero tolerance” detention facilities for children separated ...

The most harrowing story actress Ayame Misaki has to tell is her own

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 02:01
Model-turned-actress Ayame Misaki has played a variety of roles over the past decade, including a soldier in “Attack on Titan” and a manipulative hostess in ...

Bridget Riley: The art world’s illusionist

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 02:00
A very concise review of the Bridget Riley exhibition at the Kawamura Memorial DIC Museum of Art, would be this: Barring those who are prone ...

‘Michelangelo and the Ideal Body’

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 01:58
June 19-Sept. 24Michelangelo’s “The Creation of Adam” and “The Last Judgment” on the ceiling of the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel, his “Pieta” sculpture of Mary holding ...

‘The Museum of the King: French Modern Art & Surrealism from the Collection of the Yokohama Museum of Art’

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 01:57
June 23-Sept. 24On loan from the Yokohama Museum of Art, which is renowned for its extensive collection of international modern art, this selection of works ...

‘The Collection of the National Museum of Ethnology: Shell Road’

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 01:56
June 23-Sept. 2Shell work has been an important part of culture for various ethnic groups around the world, and dates back 70,000 to 100,000 years. ...

Clarinetist wins suit against ex-girlfriend who sabotaged elite scholarship

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 16:50
A woman has been ordered to pay more than $200,000 to her ex-boyfriend for sabotaging his opportunity at a prestigious scholarship because she didn’t want ...

Rising Florida rapper XXXTentacion, 20, gunned down in apparent drive-by shooting

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 16:48
Up-and-coming U.S. rapper XXXTentacion was shot dead near Miami on Monday, police said.The Broward County sheriff’s office said in a statement that an adult male ...

In Iraq, UNHCR envoy Angelina Jolie calls for focus on conflict prevention

Sun, 06/17/2018 - 14:30
Hollywood star Angelina Jolie called Sunday for a larger focus on conflict prevention rather than responding to its repercussions, during a visit to Iraq with ...

SKE48’s Matsui wins first AKB48 popularity contest to include sister groups

Sun, 06/17/2018 - 02:13
Jurina Matsui of SKE48, one of the AKB48 family of all-female idol groups, has taken the No. 1 spot in the franchise’s annual popularity contest, ...

Ken Watanabe: Japan’s flag-bearer in the world of entertainment

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 07:10
Ahead of the opening of 'The King and I' in London on June 21, the award-winning actor calls on young Japanese to step outside their ...

The trials and tribulations of the self-published zine

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 06:54
From the modern ukiyo-e prints of the Edo Period (1603-1868) to contemporary dōjinshi (self-published) fan comics, there has always been an outlet in Japan for ...

Danly’s ‘In the Shade of Spring Leaves’ brings writer Ichiyo Higuchi’s genius into the sun

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 06:34
Hailed as a true poet and lauded for her humanistic perspective in depicting the seedy underside of the Meiji Restoration, the test of time puts ...

New York Times, New Yorker get media’s Mirror Awards for Weinstein stories on heels of shared Pulitzer

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 18:58
A journalism prize panel has once again paired the work of The New York Times and The New Yorker magazine on sexual harassment and abuse.Syracuse ...

NY court nixes Trump appeal in ‘Apprentice’ contestant’s lawsuit

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 18:55
New York state’s highest court on Thursday rejected U.S. President Donald Trump’s latest bid to avoid potentially having to answer questions under oath in a ...

Get ready for summer: Night pools, outdoor concerts and Pikachu armies

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 00:59
You know when you go on YouTube — or Spotify, or Netflix — and you’re faced with so many options for entertainment that you don’t ...

Gorillaz to premiere new album at Tokyo show

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 00:23
Gorillaz, the self-proclaimed “world’s most successful virtual act,” will grace Tokyo with a pair of concerts next week that will include the world premiere of ...

Actor Sylvester Stallone under probe for sexual assault

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 23:18
U.S. prosecutors have launched a probe to determine whether film star Sylvester Stallone should be charged in connection with a sexual assault reported last year, ...

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