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A literary platform for the collected writers of Kyoto

Sat, 09/07/2019 - 06:38
Writers in Kyoto is an English-language literary salon formed by writer John Dougill in 2015 to create a "sense of community" for writers connected to ...

‘The Barren Zone’: A POW’s trauma doesn’t end at home

Sat, 09/07/2019 - 06:36
Toyoko Yamasaki's "The Barren Zone" is a chilling portrayal of the harsh realities of being a POW and the social difficulties faced by survivors upon ...

‘Mishima, Aesthetic Terrorist’: The brain behind the coup

Sat, 09/07/2019 - 06:34
In "Mishima, Aesthetic Terrorist," Andrew Rankin takes us to the less-visited corners of Mishima's complete works, the intellectual essays that were the fount for the ...

Fans flock to theaters nationwide to watch first Kyoto Animation film released since attack

Fri, 09/06/2019 - 02:20
Fans flocked Friday to the opening of the first film released by Kyoto Animation Co. since a deadly arson attack in July on one of ...

Ep. 14 ‘Just a Moment, Please’

Fri, 09/06/2019 - 01:56
It was a week of surprise twists, tearful goodbyes and shocking news, but before we get to the good stuff, we have to go over ...

11 more women accuse tenor Placido Domingo of sexual misconduct

Thu, 09/05/2019 - 13:54
Eleven more women have accused Spanish opera star Placido Domingo of sexual misconduct, allegations that the leading tenor described on Thursday as “riddled with inconsistencies.”The ...

Giving anime strength overseas

Thu, 09/05/2019 - 05:38
The Crunchyroll Expo in Callifornia sees Japanese animation enthusiasts gather to meet their heroes and embrace all aspects of anime fandom.

Kyoto Animation arson attack victims to be honored in end credits of new film

Thu, 09/05/2019 - 01:53
Kyoto Animation Co. said Thursday all of the victims of the July arson attack on one of its animation studios will be named in the ...

Manic Street Preachers bring best-selling album to Japan, 20 years on

Wed, 09/04/2019 - 23:13
Welsh rockers Manic Street Preachers prepare for two dates in Tokyo at which their 1998 hit album 'This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours' will ...

Famed fashion photographer Peter Lindbergh, creator of supermodel concept, dies at 74

Wed, 09/04/2019 - 14:10
German fashion photographer Peter Lindbergh, credited with inventing the concept of the supermodel in the 1980s, has died aged 74, a message on his Instagram ...

Giving Sherlock Holmes a new lease of life in Japan

Wed, 09/04/2019 - 02:00
Actor Hayato Kakizawa explains how he went from performing in 'Mary Poppins' on Broadway to being picked to play Sherlock Holmes in Koki Mitani's new ...

‘Stormy Family’: Dysfunctional family, dysfunctional film

Wed, 09/04/2019 - 01:59
Masahide Ichii delivers a drama about family members dealing with their own long-standing resentments while facing an impending typhoon

Ogre You Asshole’s album ‘New Kind of Man’ proves the band is more than just a quirky name

Wed, 09/04/2019 - 01:58
The new album from Ogre You Asshole draws on funk, beach rhythms and '90s video game soundtracks to deliver a chilled-out, laid-back long player

Hirokazu Kore-eda recognized as Asian filmmaker of the year at 24th Busan International Film Festival

Wed, 09/04/2019 - 01:49
Filmmaker Hirokazu Kore-eda was recognized as Asian filmmaker of the year at a major festival in South Korea on Wednesday, where his latest work will ...

Tokyo International Film Festival to hold pre-festival special screening of 2018 World Focus feature

Wed, 09/04/2019 - 01:22
The 32nd Tokyo International Film Festival gets underway on Oct. 28, and is set to open with the 50th installment of the long-running, record-setting Japanese ...

Celebrities mourn death of Johnny Kitagawa at Tokyo Dome memorial event

Wed, 09/04/2019 - 00:24
Entertainers flocked to a Tokyo memorial event on Wednesday for Johnny Kitagawa, the founder of one of the country’s most powerful talent agencies that produced ...

For Julie Andrews, sudden success was ‘like an assault’

Tue, 09/03/2019 - 16:45
Hollywood success came so suddenly for Julie Andrews, she said it felt like “an assault.” The 83-year-old star is nothing but grateful for everything that’s ...

The Royal Opera’s Vittorio Grigolo is on a mission to bring opera to the masses

Tue, 09/03/2019 - 02:00
Forget its reputation as art for the culturally elite. If Italian superstar tenor Vittorio Grigolo has his way, modern opera will soon take its place ...

Julian Opie: A fascinating view of the mundane

Tue, 09/03/2019 - 01:59
Julian Opie's schematic reductions of people, animals and landscapes to planes of color may un and casual, but it's not just eye-candy — he gets ...

‘Masterpieces of Impressionism: The Courtauld Collection’

Tue, 09/03/2019 - 01:58
Sept. 10-Dec. 15Founded by the British businessman Samuel Courtauld (1876-1947), The Courtauld Gallery in London houses works from the Renaissance to the 20th century and ...