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Ep. 32 ‘I Hate You’

Fri, 02/07/2020 - 11:53
Multiple plot lines came to their messy conclusions this week as the housemates opened up and let their emotions flow. And boy, there were a ...

Pixies: ‘We’re weird enough and we’re catchy enough’

Fri, 02/07/2020 - 04:30
As the Pixies prepare for three live shows in Japan, guitarist Joey Santiago speaks of his love for the band's latest album, and his love ...

Arashi lets fans in on a little tedium with new streaming Netflix documentary

Fri, 02/07/2020 - 04:25
After 20 years of entertainment the masses, J-pop group Arashi is embarking on its final tour ahead of a hiatus. A new Netflix documentary goes ...

Tortoise: The band that pushed back against Gen-X apathy

Thu, 02/06/2020 - 05:00
Quirky Chicago band Tortoise heads to Japan for a three-day six-show appearance in Tokyo, playing a classic album in full along with a 'greatest hits' ...

‘Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku’: A musical take on an otaku romance

Thu, 02/06/2020 - 04:59
This film adaptation of a web comic by single-named artist Fujita has the central couple dancing and singing their way to love.

‘AI Amok’: Futuristic flick rehashes old tech

Thu, 02/06/2020 - 04:58
In Yu Irie's sci-fi film set in 2030, Takao Osawa stars as a scientist who must save Japan from an artificial intelligence system he created.

Kirk Douglas, Hollywood’s tough guy on screen and off, dead at 103

Thu, 02/06/2020 - 02:42
Kirk Douglas, the cleft-chinned movie star who fought gladiators, cowboys and boxers on the screen and the Hollywood establishment, died on Wednesday at the age ...

Updating ‘Romeo and Juliet’ in a bid to fight prejudice in Japan

Wed, 02/05/2020 - 05:00
Wishing Chong brings an all-male version of 'Romeo and Juliet,' set in post-war Western Japan, to the stage in Tokyo.

‘The Tradition of Edo Creativity: The Skill and Soul of Craftsmen Give Birth to Japanese Beauty’

Wed, 02/05/2020 - 04:59
Feb. 8-April 5The aesthetic importance of traditional crafts in Japan has a long history, with everyday objects often decorated beautifully or appreciated for their skilled ...

Constructing the self in ‘One’s Behavior’

Wed, 02/05/2020 - 04:59
A chamber piece of artworks, "One's Behavior" explores both the connection and alienation that pervades the human psyche.

‘Metamorphosis of Classicism and Mythological Theme in the Art of 1750s-1980s’

Wed, 02/05/2020 - 04:58
Feb. 8-March 22Artists have explored mythological themes for centuries, creating not only some of the world’s best-known masterpieces but also a means to pass down ...

‘Metamorphosis, Perceptions of the Passage of Time’

Wed, 02/05/2020 - 04:57
Feb. 9-March 22Focusing on the theme of time, this exhibition presents works by Cobird and Junya Kataoka + Rie Iwatake. Kataoka and Iwatake first began ...

‘Konnichiwa Akachan’ singer Michiyo Azusa dies at 76

Tue, 02/04/2020 - 06:02
Michiyo Azusa, known for singing “Konnichiwa Akachan” (“Hello Baby”) among other hits, has died. She was 76.Azusa, whose real name is Michiyo Hayashi, was found ...

Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh announces lung cancer diagnosis on air

Tue, 02/04/2020 - 01:41
Conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh announced on Monday that he has been diagnosed with “advanced lung cancer” but plans to continue to do ...

Ben Platt named Hasty Pudding’s 2020 Man of the Year

Mon, 02/03/2020 - 23:01
Award-winning actor and musician Ben Platt was named 2020 Man of the Year by Harvard University’s famed Hasty Pudding theater troupe on Monday.Platt, 26, is ...

GeeXPlus brings anime YouTubers to Japan

Mon, 02/03/2020 - 06:35
One Japanese major publisher and producer is seeking to capitalize on YouTube influencers with a highly unusual approach: inviting non-Japanese anime YouTubers to live and ...

The battle of ukiyo-e: Hokusai vs. his pupils

Mon, 02/03/2020 - 06:32
Refusing to be bound by tradition or convention, Hokusai bent rules and sought inspiration from all corners — but how did such audacity influence his ...

Japanese manga artist Yoshiharu Tsuge honored in France

Sun, 02/02/2020 - 14:04
Japanese manga artist Yoshiharu Tsuge was honored at the Angouleme International Comics Festival in France on Saturday.Tsuge, 82, received a standing ovation at an award ...

Back to the future: The world celebrates the 50th anniversary of Doraemon

Sat, 02/01/2020 - 13:57
As the blue robot cat turns 50, we examine the past, present and future of a Japanese icon.

‘The Magical Language of Others’: A Korean-American memoir that will shatter stereotypes

Sat, 02/01/2020 - 13:38
With its evocative prose and personal and historical honesty, "The Magical Language of Others" traces a Korean-American family's story of trauma and survival across several ...