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A CBS network shaped by Leslie Moonves seen challenged after his ouster

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 16:32
For the past two decades, CBS may just as well have been called the Moonves Broadcasting System. Now it’s time to move on.Leslie Moonves, who ...

Could Domo-kun at 20 mean Domo-kun 2.0?

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 02:26
Whatever happened to Domo-kun, the furry brown monster with the jagged maw? When I first got to Japan I used to see him everywhere. Now ...

Akinori Nakagawa captures Frankie Valli’s voice in ‘Jersey Boys’

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 02:22
Nothing sounds quite like the early 1960s more than the vocals of Frankie Valli. As lead singer of The Four Seasons, his falsetto remains an ...

Olympic stadium architect Kengo Kuma unveils futuristic museum in Scotland

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 18:49
A futuristic museum designed by Tokyo Olympic Stadium architect Kengo Kuma and featuring exterior concrete slabs in a hull shape was unveiled in Scotland on ...

’60 Minutes’ chief Jeff Fager out at CBS amid misconduct probe

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 17:47
CBS News on Wednesday fired “60 Minutes” top executive Jeff Fager, who has been under investigation following reports that he groped women at parties and ...

Video shows Harvey Weinstein caressing woman before alleged rape

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 17:46
A video of Harvey Weinstein caressing and propositioning a woman who accused him of rape aired on television Wednesday.Melissa Thompson, who sued Weinstein in June, ...

‘Come On Irene’: You can’t buy love … or a decent protagonist

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 06:05
In the late 1980s, Japanese media ran a flurry of reports on an alarming shortage of brides in the country’s rural areas. Unable to find ...

Namie Amuro: Celebrating J-pop’s first queen

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 02:59
For millions of Japanese music fans in the 1990s, Namie Amuro wasn’t just the Heisei Era’s defining pop star, she was someone they grew up ...

Revisit the biggest albums of Namie Amuro’s career

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 01:50
From 'Sweet 19 Blues' to '_genic,' Namie Amuro covered a lot of musical ground.

When ‘Amuraa’ ruled Japan

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 01:39
When pop diva Namie Amuro took the music scene by storm, she not only captivated throngs of girls and women with her performances but also ...

The Lagerphones look to charm Japan one coffee shop at a time

Tue, 09/11/2018 - 02:50
If you’re in a foreign band trying to plan a tour in Japan, you sometimes need to improvise when it comes to booking venues. That ...

The painterly prayers of Higashiyama

Tue, 09/11/2018 - 02:49
Kaii Higashiyama's best-known works are often called "quintessentially Japanese landscapes," but they were also examples of the artist's conservative dialogue with European and American abstraction.

‘Lee Kit “We Used to Be More Sensitive”‘

Tue, 09/11/2018 - 02:48
Sept. 16-Dec. 24Hong-Kong born artist Lee Kit is internationally acclaimed for his early textile works, which subtly reference everyday activities and objects, and were hand ...

‘Challengers in Nihonga: Taikan, Shunso, Kokei, and Gyoshu’

Tue, 09/11/2018 - 02:47
Sept. 15-Nov. 11After the Meiji Restoration of 1868 brought an end to Japan’s isolation, the influence of an influx of Western-style painting threatened to overshadow ...

‘Misato Kurimune Solo Exhibition “Still Remained”‘

Tue, 09/11/2018 - 02:46
Sept. 14-Oct. 13Based in her hometown of Kobe, contemporary artist Misato Kurimune studied printmaking at the Kyoto Seika University and now creates mixed media works ...

CBS sets Leslie Moonves payoff at $120 million pending results of harassment probe

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 16:45
CBS Corp. said on Monday that it would pay $120 million to former Chief Executive Officer Leslie Moonves if an internal investigation into allegations of ...

Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain wins posthumous Emmys for ‘Parts Unknown’

Sun, 09/09/2018 - 21:40
U.S. celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain, who committed suicide in June at age 61, posthumously earned a pair of Emmy Awards on Sunday for his work ...

Search on after German pop star apparently leaps from cruise liner off Labrador

Sun, 09/09/2018 - 18:46
Search and rescue workers were actively seeking Sunday a German pop star who went missing while on a cruise off Canada’s coast, the Royal Canadian ...

CBS chief Leslie Moonves out immediately amid more alleged sexual misconduct

Sun, 09/09/2018 - 18:11
U.S. television giant CBS announced Sunday the immediate departure of CEO Leslie Moonves, one of the biggest scalps in the #MeToo era, following a slew ...

Strongly autobiographical, ‘Death by Water’ reflects on Kenzaburo Oe’s own oeuvre

Sat, 09/08/2018 - 04:36
Written in dialogue with Oe's own, earlier works on similar subjects "Death by Water" is a careful, multilayered contemplation on the methodology and potential of ...