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‘Takehisa Yumeji: Master of Japanese Modern Illustration’

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 06:28
May 19-July 1Though Takehisa Yumeji (1884-1934) was known as a painter and poet, he also worked in other fields including designing chiyogami (decorative washi paper) ...

‘Lithography: Around the Stone’

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 06:27
May 21-Aug. 19The work of 10 contemporary print artists have been brought together for this exhibition highlighting the characteristics of lithography, showcasing modern printing techniques, ...


Tue, 05/15/2018 - 06:26
May 17-June 3Osaka native Jun Koshino is a graduate of the Graduate School of Kyoto City University of Arts, where he specialized in oil painting. ...

Margot Kidder, Lois Lane in the ‘Superman’ franchise, dies at 69

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 14:31
Margot Kidder, the Canadian actress who starred as a salty and cynical Lois Lane opposite Christopher Reeve in the “Superman” film franchise of the 1970s ...

With exposes, book, Pulitzer and TV deals, Ronan Farrow on run of a lifetime

Sun, 05/13/2018 - 18:45
Perhaps the least surprising aspect of The New Yorker magazine’s story on abuse allegations against New York’s attorney general last week was Ronan Farrow’s name ...

Famed French-Armenian crooner Charles Aznavour, 93, fractures arm in fall but Japan tour still on

Sun, 05/13/2018 - 16:50
French-Armenian singer-songwriter Charles Aznavour has fractured his arm in a fall at his home, his press attache said Saturday, adding that the 93-year-old was not ...

Childish Gambino video targeting gun violence and racism gets 100 million hits

Sun, 05/13/2018 - 16:44
A graphic music video by Childish Gambino has racked up more than 100 million views in just over a week on YouTube with its powerful ...

Twenty-five years in the company of Maywa Denki

Sun, 05/13/2018 - 06:37
Maywa Denki, Japan's "parallel-world electric company" celebrates quarter of a century of wacky art performances, peculiar gadgets and lots of humor.

Israel’s Netta Barzilai wins Eurovision Song Contest

Sat, 05/12/2018 - 22:33
LISBONReuters Israel’s Netta Barzilai won the Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon on Saturday, bringing Israel its fourth victory in the glitzy pageant, watched by over ...

Where would we be without the words of Japanese women?

Sat, 05/12/2018 - 06:38
Often overlooked, female writers in Japan, such as Ichiyo Higuchi and Raicho Hiratsuka, have a staying power that surpasses their male contemporaries. To help ...

Kenzaburo Oe’s ‘Seventeen and J: Two Novels’: 1960s Japan on the brink of social revolution

Sat, 05/12/2018 - 06:36
On the cusp of the 1960s sexual revolution and the anti-Vietnam War movement, "Seventeen" and "J" are intriguing primers on the seething social turbulence of ...

‘Ask A North Korean’ gets its answers from the source

Sat, 05/12/2018 - 06:34
Daniel Tudor's "Ask A North Korean" is testimony that ordinary North Koreans have more in common with the rest of us than many would have ...

Latest Star Wars film ‘Solo’ gets early praise following world premiere

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 23:30
Hollywood played host Thursday evening to a few more scoundrels than usual for the world premiere of “Solo: A Star Wars Story.”The film tells the ...

Sony to release Gary Hart drama starring Hugh Jackman

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 18:53
Sony Pictures has acquired the worldwide distribution rights for a film about Gary Hart’s 1988 presidential bid. The studio said Thursday that it will release ...

Newfoundlanders call out Anthony Bourdain show for ‘offensive’ word in promo tweet

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 14:41
Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain’s TV show has angered some Newfoundlanders after using a certain diminutive nickname many find offensive.The Twitter account for CNN’s “Parts Unknown” ...

Polanski threatens to sue Oscars body after expulsion over 1977 sexual assault of 13-year-old

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 00:25
Film director Roman Polanski is threatening to sue the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences after it voted to expel him from its ranks, ...

Can Fuji Rock and Summer Sonic give U.S. hip-hop a boost in Japan?

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 23:56
This summer’s slate of music festivals are putting more of a spotlight on American hip-hop. Fuji Rock Festival announced Kendrick Lamar and the group N.E.R.D ...

Cero chooses a more complicated kind of pop on ‘Poly Life Mutli Soul’

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 23:48
If you wanted to pinpoint the moment Cero broke the glass ceiling of Japan’s indie music scene, it would be March 7, 2016. That’s when ...

Internal probe after Matt Lauer firing finds no culture of harassment in news division: NBC

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 18:46
NBC’s internal investigation following Matt Lauer’s firing says it doesn’t believe there is a culture of sexual harassment at the news division and that current ...

Oscar-winning film editor Anne V. Coates of ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ fame dies at 92

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 18:45
Oscar-winning film editor Anne V. Coates, whose many credits include such disparate films as “Lawrence of Arabia,” “The Elephant Man” and “Fifty Shades of Grey,” ...