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‘Tanaka Isson: A Proudly Independent Painter Who Loved Amami’

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 03:42
April 6-Sept. 24In a celebration of Tanaka Isson’s 150th year of birth, five of the nihonga (Japanese-style) artist’s paintings are being showcased with examples of ...

Comic Kathy Griffin warns her nightmare over Trump slam ‘can happen to you’

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 18:44
Kathy Griffin says she hopes to make her U.S. comeback by laughing about the disturbing photograph that got her in hot water with the feds ...

Fox host Laura Ingraham takes vacation as more advertisers flee amid outcry

Sun, 04/01/2018 - 14:21
Fox News show host Laura Ingraham announced on her show late Friday that she is taking the week off, after many advertisers dropped her show ...

Rocker Ted Nugent: Parkland teens attacking the NRA have ‘no soul’

Sun, 04/01/2018 - 14:17
Rocker Ted Nugent says the Florida students calling for gun control have “no soul” and are “mushy brained children.”The 69-year-old made the comments Friday while ...

Popular ‘Detective Conan’ comic to return after four-month hiatus

Sun, 04/01/2018 - 06:35
The long-running, popular Japanese serial comic “Detective Conan” (“Meitantei Konan”) that has a strong fan base in Asia will resume next week after a four-month ...

‘Territory of Light’ is a timely translation that sheds light on Japan’s marginalized

Sat, 03/31/2018 - 06:38
Acclaimed novelist Yuko Tsushima spent her lifetime reflecting light on the shadowed voices in Japan, inspired by her own experiences as a single mother facing ...

‘The Bridge Over the River Kwai’ explores the cultural pride and folly of the Asia-Pacific War

Sat, 03/31/2018 - 06:36
A war between nations is innately a clash of cultures. Pierre Boulle’s best-selling novel “The Bridge Over the River Kwai,” first published in English in ...

‘Ms Ice Sandwich’: Lonely and obsessive, a boy comes of age

Sat, 03/31/2018 - 06:34
Despite being prominent in Japan as an Akutagawa Prize-winning writer and singer-songwriter, “Ms Ice Sandwich” is Mieko Kawakami’s first book to be translated into English. ...

Schwarzenegger wakes from heart surgery, declares: ‘I’m back!’

Sat, 03/31/2018 - 04:07
Hollywood action star Arnold Schwarzenegger is in stable condition after undergoing emergency open-heart surgery, his representatives said Friday, adding that his first words upon waking ...

Top advertisers dump right-wing Fox host Laura Ingraham after her Parkland ‘mudsling’

Thu, 03/29/2018 - 17:13
Some big-name advertisers are dropping Fox News personality Laura Ingraham after she criticized one of the Florida school shooting victims on social media.Ingraham, a right-wing ...

Trump calls Roseanne Barr, cheers ratings after her rebooted show’s debut

Thu, 03/29/2018 - 14:11
President Donald Trump reached out to Roseanne Barr to congratulate her after the debut of her ABC sitcom reboot drew 18.4 million viewers.Speaking by telephone ...

Photos highlight the everyday lives of prisoners in Japan

Thu, 03/29/2018 - 02:12
A week-long photo exhibition being held next month will aim to shed light on the everyday lives of inmates of Japanese prisons and promote public ...

The anime industry readies for another gold rush

Thu, 03/29/2018 - 00:39
If you didn’t already know that the anime industry was in the middle of a boom, a quick look around the trade fair AnimeJapan would ...

Kiyoshi Koyama: A life lived with jazz

Thu, 03/29/2018 - 00:30
‘I have lived a life alongside jazz,” says Kiyoshi Koyama, jazz critic, journalist and radio host. This is apparent on a recent visit to his ...

‘Roseanne’ returns to ABC with monster TV ratings and timely Trump era topics

Wed, 03/28/2018 - 17:19
“Roseanne,” the 1990s television comedy about a working-class American family, scored monster ratings on its return to ABC after 20 years, attracting more than 18 ...

Casting director Ko Iwagami plays matchmaker in Hollywood

Wed, 03/28/2018 - 03:25
It was Ko Iwagami’s love for American cinema, and “Indiana Jones” in particular, that took him to the United States. Now a successful casting director, ...

‘Eriko, Pretended’: Fake tears fuel a tale of self-discovery

Wed, 03/28/2018 - 03:24
People who secretly fear they are phonies when in actuality they aren’t are said to suffer from “imposter syndrome.” The title heroine of Akiyo Fujimura’s ...

‘Sakana Zukan’: Sakanaction excels when it wades through shallow territory

Wed, 03/28/2018 - 03:23
Now that Spotify playlists have supplanted albums as the preferred method of consuming an artist’s work, the concept of greatest-hits compilations feels both prescient and ...

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