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‘This is Our Collection + Yinka Shonibare CBE: Flower Power’

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 01:41
March 21-May 26After two years of renovations, the Fukuoka Art Museum is reopening with its largest exhibition since its establishment in 1979. Three hundred exhibits ...

Warner Bros. chief Kevin Tsujihara ousted over relationship with actress

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 17:12
Warner Bros. Chief Executive Officer Kevin Tsujihara is leaving the studio over allegations that he had a sexual relationship with an actress he helped promote, ...

NY library opens archive dedicated to rocker Lou Reed

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 13:27
The New York Public Library has opened an archive dedicated to pioneering alternative rock musician Lou Reed.The library acquired the archive after performance artist and ...

South Korean president calls for investigation into K-Pop’s sex scandal

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 03:28
South Korean President Moon Jae-in called for an investigation into a sex and corruption scandal involving Seoul’s nightclubs after a K-Pop star underwent questioning last ...

Japanese guitarist channels spirit of Led Zeppelin legend Jimmy Page

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 02:46
For more than 30 years, Akio Sakurai has been obsessed with studying and recreating the minute details of every recorded performance of Led Zeppelin guitarist ...

Japanese rock singer and actor Yuya Uchida dies at 79

Sun, 03/17/2019 - 22:55
Japanese rock singer and actor Yuya Uchida, who performed as the opening act for the Beatles’ concerts in Tokyo in 1966, has died of pneumonia ...

Review: Sid at Yokohama Arena

Sun, 03/17/2019 - 19:22
Passionate fandom has become the domain of pop music. Or, at least, that’s the image that has developed globally over the past decade, as intense ...

Dick Dale, ‘King of Surf Guitar,’ dies at 81

Sun, 03/17/2019 - 18:39
Dick Dale, whose pounding, blaringly loud power-chord instrumentals on songs like “Miserlou” and “Let’s Go Trippin’ ” earned him the title “King of the Surf ...

‘The Unmaking of an American’: One thread in a lifetime of cultural exploration

Sat, 03/16/2019 - 06:52
Roger Pulvers' latest memoir, "The Unmaking of an American," takes readers on an engaging and occasionally revelatory tour of Japan and Pulvers' own family history.

Yoko Tawada: Wondrously strange subject matter from a fantastical imagination

Sat, 03/16/2019 - 06:34
Prize-winning author Yoko Tawada tethers her playful prose to realistic social issues: gender roles, immigration, aging societies. Writing in both Japanese and German, her novels ...

Japan’s Netflix contender bets on youth-driven viral hits

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 00:41
On a Friday night at a downtown Tokyo television studio, 12 teen models with cutesy nicknames like “Ayamin” and “Kyokyo” are waiting nervously to find ...

Sex, lies and video: Scandals rock K-pop world

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 16:40
Police in South Korea questioned two K-pop stars and two other singers resigned on Thursday, as accusations of sex tapes, prostitutes and secret chat about ...

Netflix pulls footage of Quebec rail disaster from film ‘Bird Box’

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 13:29
Netflix said Thursday it would pull footage of a 2013 Canadian rail disaster from its film “Bird Box,” and apologized for any pain it caused.The ...

Marie Kondo and Momo: The new faces of Japanese culture

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 01:26
Japanese soft power has seen two faces in 2019. One is that of tidying guru Marie Kondo. The other is the horrifying visage of Momo, ...

All-female idol group AKB48 to forgo annual popularity contest

Wed, 03/13/2019 - 23:25
All-female idol group AKB48 will not hold its annual popularity contest this year, which has drawn huge crowds over the past 10 years, management agency ...

The classical vision of Masahide Kajimoto, the ‘eccentric’ president

Wed, 03/13/2019 - 23:23
Born to a forward-thinking father who founded Kajimoto Concert Management in 1951, Masahide Kajimoto calls himself “the eccentric second (president).”Full of curiosity, Kajimoto enjoys art ...

Third K-pop star embroiled in sex video scandal

Wed, 03/13/2019 - 22:52
A K-pop star has quit after admitting he watched illicit sex videos received from another artist, his agency said Thursday, the third singer to be ...

Singer R. Kelly’s home-made sex videos have circulated widely for years

Wed, 03/13/2019 - 22:51
An acquaintance of R. Kelly’s recalled how the singer once lugged a duffel bag everywhere — to recording studios, film sets and gyms. Stuffed inside, ...

South Korea roiled as K-pop stars Jung Joon-young and Big Bang’s Seungri both face sex scandals

Wed, 03/13/2019 - 20:48
After their stunning retirement announcements, two K-pop stars — including a member of the supergroup Big Bang — are facing police questioning over a series ...

U.S. actress Lori Loughlin arrested in college bribery scandal

Wed, 03/13/2019 - 15:41
U.S. actress Lori Loughlin surrendered to authorities on Wednesday and was to appear in a Los Angeles court to face charges in a massive college ...

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