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‘Forty-Seven Samurai’: A paradoxical account of bloody revenge and haiku poetry

8 hours 32 min ago
The saga of the 47 ronin has inspired artists and imaginations for centuries. Now, this book by Hiroaki Sato seeks to shed new light on ...

Keiko Sena: Whimsical books with a hint of horror

8 hours 34 min ago
Keiko Sena's children's books, with their collage-like, simple illustrations, have been bestsellers for decades. This year, a special art exhibition celebrates the 50th anniversary of ...

Ep. 22 ‘Tip Off’

Fri, 11/15/2019 - 01:36
Last week’s episode of “Terrace House” made it look like the housemates were on the verge of pairing off into couples: Emika and Ruka; Haruka ...

Da Pump, Arashi, Twice among lineup for 70th ‘Kohaku Uta Gassen’ music show

Thu, 11/14/2019 - 20:13
Alongside perennials will be acts making their first appearances on the music battle show, such as Foorin, King Gnu and Kis-My-Ft2

Through scandal and stellar sales, AKB48 dominated the past decade in Japan

Thu, 11/14/2019 - 19:32
Do you know the songs? "Heavy Rotation," "Gingham Check," "Ponytail to Shushu" .... Even if you don't, you're likely aware of the sales model that ...

‘Queer Eye’ takes a peek at Japan

Thu, 11/14/2019 - 19:30
Netflix's new series of "Queer Eye" sees the Fab Five hit the streets of Tokyo, where they come face to face with the restrictions of ...

Robert De Niro to get lifetime achievement award from actor union

Thu, 11/14/2019 - 16:20
Robert De Niro, a two-time Oscar winner and considered one of the finest actors of his generation, is to get the annual Screen Actors Guild ...

‘Beverly Hills Cop’ back on the beat in new Netflix sequel starring Eddie Murphy

Thu, 11/14/2019 - 14:44
Netflix will produce a fourth sequel to “Beverly Hills Cop,” the 25-year-old franchise starring Eddie Murphy, who will return in the memorable lead role.A spokesperson ...

‘Queer Eye’ mini-series shows individualistic side of Japan

Thu, 11/14/2019 - 02:14
Antoni Porowski and Jonathan Van Ness discuss the finer points of bringing their brand of openness and acceptance to Japan

Marie Kondo’s doing what she can to make your kids tidy

Wed, 11/13/2019 - 21:51
Not even Marie Kondo can follow all her rules for tidying all the time.“Of course, when things get very busy, I need to let go ...

At 90, artist Yayoi Kusama has plans for Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade balloon and New York installation

Wed, 11/13/2019 - 21:04
Multimedia artist Yayoi Kusama is keeping up a torrid pace at 90 — backing up sold-out exhibits at museums around the world with fresh works, ...

Japan’s decade of ‘closed country’ cinema

Wed, 11/13/2019 - 19:30
As Japanese box office figures hit record highs in the 2010s, the country's film industry became increasingly insular

‘i: Documentary of the Journalist’: Japanese press freedom laid bare

Wed, 11/13/2019 - 19:25
Tatsuya Mori follows Tokyo Shimbun journalist Isoko Mochizuki as she attempts to get answers from government officials in this bleak look at press freedom and ...

‘He Won’t Kill, She Won’t Die’: Dark, but just not quite dark enough

Wed, 11/13/2019 - 19:20
Keiichi Kobayashi's quirky romantic drama mixes adolescent love with themes of death and darkness

MSNBC brings George Conway as analyst for impeachment hearing as Fox taps Kenneth Starr

Wed, 11/13/2019 - 14:11
MSNBC has George Conway, husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway and a prominent social media critic of President Donald Trump, as an analyst at ...

Regrets I’ve had a few, including no photo with Ol’ Blue Eyes, says ‘My Way’ songwriter

Wed, 11/13/2019 - 14:10
He wrote the music for “My Way,” one of the world’s most popular songs, but Jacques Revaux would like to mention a few of his ...

Arashi’s Kazunari Ninomiya marries former announcer

Tue, 11/12/2019 - 20:19
Kazunari Ninomiya — member of male idol group Arashi — married a former announcer, his office said Tuesday.The 36-year-old singer and actor married a 38-year-old ...

Japan saw a generational and international shift for anime in the 2010s

Tue, 11/12/2019 - 19:35
The 2010s were dominated by a batch of new animators, bringing success stories to the big screen in Japan and overseas, while traditional TV anime ...

Maruyama Okyo’s legacy of drawing from life

Tue, 11/12/2019 - 19:34
In his 1808 book, “Chronicle of Audacity and Timidity” (“Tandai Shoshinroku”), scholar and poet Ueda Akinari satirized, “When Okyo came on the scene, sketching from ...

‘Mina Perhonen / Minagawa Akira: Tsuzuku’

Tue, 11/12/2019 - 19:33
Nov. 16-Feb. 16, 2020Akira Minagawa is a Japanese designer best-known as the founder of the clothing brand Mina Perhonen. Minagawa later expanded his business to ...