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Harvey Weinstein’s insurers balk at paying his legal bills as sexual assault accusations mount

Sun, 07/29/2018 - 13:50
Harvey Weinstein is locked in a messy battle with insurance companies over his steadily mounting legal bills.The insurance giant Chubb and other carriers that wrote ...

Conductor Ozawa makes comeback after surgery for heart valve disease

Sat, 07/28/2018 - 19:47
World-renowned conductor Seiji Ozawa made a comeback Saturday after undergoing surgery for heart valve disease, pleasing his fans, who have not seen him conducting in ...

Old photos illuminate a Japan now ‘lost’

Sat, 07/28/2018 - 06:56
In "Lost Japan," Rosella Menegazzo brings talented daguerreotype photographer Felice Beato and his previously overlooked photos of daily life in Meiji Era Japan into the ...

‘Suicide Forest’ by Jeremy Bates: Creatively creepy and sure to scare

Sat, 07/28/2018 - 06:36
In Jeremy Bates' "Suicide Forest," not everyone will return from a deadly journey through Aokigahara Jukai, the "Sea of Trees" at the foot of ...

‘On the Bullet Train with Emily Bronte’ delves into Japan’s fascination with an English classic

Sat, 07/28/2018 - 06:34
Both Japan and Judith Pascoe are passionate about "Wuthering Heights." In "On the Bullet Train with Emily Bronte" Pascoe blends personal self-discovery with academic analysis ...

Carrie Fisher will appear posthumously in next ‘Star Wars’

Fri, 07/27/2018 - 20:22
“Star Wars: Episode IX” will filming in the coming week, Disney said Friday in a shock announcement revealing the film will feature both Carrie Fisher ...

Sally Amaki’s life as an animated idol-pop star

Fri, 07/27/2018 - 01:00
Though she liked anime growing up, Sally Amaki never thought she’d grow up to be an anime character.After moving from Los Angeles to Tokyo, Amaki ...

Popular New Jersey radio show hosts kicked off air for ‘turban man’ slur against Sikh attorney general

Thu, 07/26/2018 - 14:47
The hosts of a popular New Jersey radio show were off the air Thursday after calling the nation’s first Sikh attorney general “turban man” — ...

Kendrick Lamar and the politics of Japanese PR

Wed, 07/25/2018 - 20:55
The news of Pulitzer Prize-winning rapper Kendrick Lamar returning to Fuji Rock, one of Japan’s most celebrated music festivals, was met with excitement from hip-hop ...

YouTube yanks videos from conspiracy theorist Alex Jones: Infowars website

Wed, 07/25/2018 - 18:38
YouTube has removed four videos by conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, his website Infowars said on Wednesday, after the radio host used his YouTube channel to ...

Man vandalizes Trump’s Hollywood sidewalk star with a pickax, is arrested

Wed, 07/25/2018 - 16:59
A man with a pickax vandalized U.S. President Donald Trump’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame early on Wednesday and later surrendered to police, ...

‘Bleach’: Easy entry into an action-packed manga world

Wed, 07/25/2018 - 02:00
Marvel and DC may rule the North American multiplex, but that doesn’t mean their fans have read the source comics. In Japan the opposite is ...

‘Mirai’: Mamoru Hosoda’s latest anime is for the young at heart

Wed, 07/25/2018 - 01:59
Though anime director Mamoru Hosoda rarely diverges from his pet theme of family, the scale of his movies rises and falls like the tide. “The ...

Fuji Rock sees a slow pivot to a more Japanese lineup

Wed, 07/25/2018 - 00:30
When Fuji Rock Festival started in late 1990s, the principal attractions were invariably imported. Although the event also featured plenty of Japanese bands, even in ...

Be prepared before heading to Naeba for Fuji Rock

Wed, 07/25/2018 - 00:29
Before you leave to enjoy a weekend of music, culture and ... maybe a typhoon? Check out this list of essentials you'll need to bring ...

At 85, Yoko Ono looks to debut album for peace ‘Warzone’ in October

Tue, 07/24/2018 - 14:18
Yoko Ono on Tuesday announced that she is releasing a new album at age 85, saying that her lifelong message of peace was sorely needed ...

Of the many items in a calligrapher’s toolbox, the most important are words

Tue, 07/24/2018 - 03:15
Yuyushi Furuta was on a path to commercial success with her calligraphy when she decided to take a left turn.

Jomon art: Japan’s prehistoric charm

Tue, 07/24/2018 - 03:14
Fertile periods of artistic endeavor are not hard to come by in Japanese history. Many would cite the Edo, Muromachi or Heian periods. The Tokyo ...

Setting the kanji free: A calligrapher walks the line between tradition and the abstract

Tue, 07/24/2018 - 03:13
Soufu Honda uses her entire body to create her calligraphy works in a process that verges on the theatrical.

‘Foujita: A Retrospective — Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of his Death’

Tue, 07/24/2018 - 03:12
July 31-Oct. 8After moving to Paris in 1913, Japanese-French painter Leonard Tsuguharu Foujita (1886-1968) became a member of the School of Paris (Ecole de Paris), ...