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‘Siblings of the Cape’: Uncomfortable, yet compelling

Wed, 03/06/2019 - 01:58
There are films that take you places you rather wish they wouldn’t. Within the first 10 minutes of “Siblings of the Cape,” I was ready ...

Hello Kitty headed for Hollywood after years of talks on film rights

Tue, 03/05/2019 - 22:27
One of Japan’s most beloved cat cartoon characters is headed for Hollywood.Sanrio announced on Wednesday that it will team up with New Line Cinema and ...

Actor Ken Watanabe nominated for Olivier Award

Tue, 03/05/2019 - 20:46
Actor Ken Watanabe was nominated Tuesday for the 2019 Laurence Olivier Awards in the category for best actor in a musical for his role in ...

Ken Burns Prize for Film to honor documentaries

Tue, 03/05/2019 - 15:25
The Library of Congress will begin presenting an award named for Ken Burns, who elevated the craft of historical documentaries.Officials announced on Tuesday the creation ...

Three Quebec radio stations stop playing Michael Jackson songs after HBO special on alleged child molestation

Tue, 03/05/2019 - 13:48
Three major Montreal radio stations have stopped playing Michael Jackson songs as a result of child-molestation allegations against the late musician that aired Sunday in ...

The man bringing classical music to millions through La Folle Journee returns to Tokyo

Tue, 03/05/2019 - 02:00
Instead of explaining the essence of classical music in words, French music producer Rene Martin chooses a piece from an enormous number of musical samples ...

Ways to never forget Christian Boltanski

Tue, 03/05/2019 - 01:59
Memories eroded, recovered, or forged from or for other peoples and times are the major themes of "Christian Boltanski: Lifetime," the artist's first full-scale Japan ...

‘Publicness of the Art Center Phase Ⅰ’

Tue, 03/05/2019 - 01:58
March 2-May 6As the Contemporary Art Gallery, Art Tower Mito, prepares to celebrate its 30th anniversary in 2020, it is reassessing the role of an ...

‘Shu Kubo Kiri-e Exhibition: Paper Japonism’

Tue, 03/05/2019 - 01:57
March 9-April 7Based in New York since 2010, artist Shu Kubo first learned about kiri-e (Japanese paper-cutting art) while he was studying architecture at college ...

‘The Starry Sky and the Road: Memory So Far, Records from Now On’

Tue, 03/05/2019 - 01:56
March 7-April 21The Sendai Mediatheque’s Center For Remembering 3/11 is a multimedia studio committed to archiving video footage, photos, interviews, sound recordings and documents related ...

The Prodigy icon Keith Flint dead at 49

Tue, 03/05/2019 - 01:18
Keith Flint, frontman of British rave icons The Prodigy, has died at the age of 49, the electronic pop group said Monday.Flint took his own ...

‘Beverly Hills, 90210’ star Luke Perry has died at 52 after suffering massive stroke: publicist

Mon, 03/04/2019 - 12:29
Luke Perry, who gained instant heartthrob status as wealthy rebel Dylan McKay on “Beverly Hills, 90210,” died Monday after suffering a massive stroke, his publicist ...

Former AKB48 star Atsuko Maeda gives birth to baby boy

Sun, 03/03/2019 - 23:36
Atsuko Maeda, an original member of all-girl pop group AKB48, has given birth to a baby boy, her first child, her husband said Monday.“I’d like ...

Soweto Gospel Choir riding high after winning Grammy for Best World Music Album

Sat, 03/02/2019 - 23:48
When the Soweto Gospel Choir was named as winner of a Grammy for Best World Music Album, it earned the ensemble a place in music ...

William I. Elliott’s lifetime passion for Japanese poetry

Sat, 03/02/2019 - 06:38
A chance encounter with Shuntaro Tanikawa's poem, "Humanism," set William I. Elliott on the path to make modern Japanese poetry accessible to all.

Kenkichi Yamamoto’s ‘The Singing Heart’: A window into modern Japanese poetry

Sat, 03/02/2019 - 06:36
Noted Japanese literary critic and writer Kenkichi Yamamoto's "The Singing Heart" provides a satisfying, thematic introduction to modern Japanese poetry.

‘The Land We Saw, the Times We Knew’: An eclectic collection of insightful essays on early-modern Japan

Sat, 03/02/2019 - 06:34
Rich history is woven into each of the essays in "The Land We Saw, the Times We Knew," forming a picture of a Japan not ...

Bombshell film reignites Michael Jackson abuse firestorm

Fri, 03/01/2019 - 22:59
A new documentary on pedophilia accusations against the late Michael Jackson presents in lurid detail the stories of two men who say Jackson sexually abused ...

Takeshi Kitano: From manzai comic to giant of Japanese film

Fri, 03/01/2019 - 01:26
Many Japanese filmmakers try to promote their films and talents abroad but stumble more than they succeed: Either Cannes rejects their latest masterpiece or Hollywood ...

Will “Queer Eye” show a different view of Japanese culture?

Thu, 02/28/2019 - 01:03
Netflix’s popular reality series “Queer Eye” recently wrapped up filming for a number of special Japan-based episodes. The footage from the recent trip to the ...

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