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Edo Period ukiyo-e were like today’s popular media — celebrity photos, travel pics, snapshots of daily life — all reflecting the spirit of the times.
“Kamata Prelude” is an omnibus by four directors that is based on the life experiences of Urara Matsubayashi, the film’s star and producer.
Shuttered venues and a lack of subsidies have added to dwindling audience numbers to create worry for performers.
The reaction to Kiyoshi Kurosawa winning the Silver Lion for best direction has been overwhelmingly positive, but 'Wife of a Spy' isn’t entirely free of ...
From the battlefield to manga to Zoom: A Kyushu samurai clan and its legendary warrior get an online outing
Sengan-en, the estate of a samurai clan, is going virtual in honor of the family’s legendary warrior, Shimazu Toyohisa, and the manga modeled on him.
Director Eiji Uchida hopes to raise awareness of transgender issues in Japan with his film, which stars SMAP’s Tsuyoshi Kusanagi.
Isao Yukisada’s gay romance offers refreshing scenes of domestic intimacy, but can’t resolve the underlying problems of its manga source material.
Kaori Oda’s documentary delves into the allure of natural sinkholes and the people who live around them in the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico.
Kanjuro Kiritake says the pandemic has left him worrying for the future of his art form.
Japanese actress Sei Ashina was found dead at her Tokyo apartment by family on Monday morning, her agency said, following what investigative sources believe was ...
Filmmaker is the first Japanese director to win the prestigious award in 17 years.
The coronavirus outbreak has altered the reality of mass gatherings worldwide, but canceling an event isn’t something all organizers are in a position to do.
“The Japanese Sake Bible” delves deep into the history and culture of Japan’s national drink, as well as the stories of the people who make ...
A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers have asked Walt Disney Co. Chief Executive Officer Bob Chapek to explain the company’s contacts with “security and propaganda ...
Director Lindsay Posner hopes his staging of “Twelve Angry Men” in Tokyo will make audiences assess how their attitudes affect their perceptions.
“Whenever You Call” will be the first English song released by Arashi, who is scheduled to halt its activities at the end of the year.
By the time "Mulan” came out, Asian American activists were still reeling from the failure of "All-American Girl” (1994-95), the first sitcom to feature a ...
Akiyo Ohashi’s film version of Kanna Kii’s manga tells the story of two men falling in love while dealing with loss and parental disapproval.
Director Shin Adachi’s comedy about sparring spouses is based on his 2016 semi-autobiographical novel, “Chibusa ni Ka” (“Mosquito on the Breast”).