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Finding beauty amid defeat: Jan Morris’ ‘Battleship Yamato: Of War, Beauty and Irony’

Sat, 09/08/2018 - 04:34
In this slim, beautifully illustrated book, historian Jan Morris details an account of the battleship Yamato's final, suicidal run near Okinawa at the end of ...

Commemorative U.S. stamp honors John Lennon

Fri, 09/07/2018 - 20:55
John Lennon’s iconic round glasses and shaggy 1970s mane will now adorn a U.S. stamp.Lennon’s widow, Yoko Ono, and their son, Sean Lennon, were in ...

Pacifist samurai film by Japanese director is a ‘scream’ against modern-day violence

Fri, 09/07/2018 - 19:14
Cult Japanese director Shinya Tsukamoto said Friday that his new film about a pacifist samurai who refuses to kill is “a scream” at the current ...

Japanese violinist wins second prize in prestigious Brahms contest in Austria

Fri, 09/07/2018 - 18:46
Maine Nishiyama of Japan won second prize in the violin category of the annual International Johannes Brahms Competition held Friday in Poertschach, Austria.Nishiyama, 18, is ...

Manga artist Momoko Sakura was also a champion of Japanese music

Thu, 09/06/2018 - 20:35
Following manga artist Momoko Sakura’s death last week, fans and media personalities celebrated her work. Most highlighted the influence her series “Chibi Maruko-chan” had on ...

The Hyoge Matsuri

Thu, 09/06/2018 - 20:34
If you’re in the vicinity of Shin Pond in Takamatsu, Kagawa Prefecture, this weekend, don’t be alarmed if you’re suddenly surrounded by a mischievous gang ...

China Festival 2018

Thu, 09/06/2018 - 20:33
There are plenty of opportunities for people in Japan to interact with Chinese culture, from visiting panda cub Xiang Xiang at the Ueno Zoo to ...

Burt Reynolds, star of film, TV and tabloids, dead at 82

Thu, 09/06/2018 - 17:47
Burt Reynolds, the handsome film and television star known for his acclaimed performances in “Deliverance” and “Boogie Nights,” commercial hits such as “Smokey and the ...

Oscars backtrack on plan for a popular film award this year

Thu, 09/06/2018 - 15:31
The organization that bestows the Academy Awards says it is suspending plans to award a new Oscar for popular films at the 2019 ceremony amid ...

Confident and content, Paul McCartney rejuvenates sound in ambitious first album in five years

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 20:59
As perhaps the biggest living legend of rock, Paul McCartney would raise few eyebrows if he stayed in a comfort zone — rehashing Beatles tunes ...

Ryusuke Hamaguchi’s Cannes submission tackles the difficulties of relationships

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 01:30
It has been more than two decades since Takeshi Kitano, Naomi Kawase, Kiyoshi Kurosawa and Hirokazu Kore-eda began collecting major festival invitations and prizes as ...

‘Asako I & II’: Things are vague in this girl-meets-boy-meets-boy’s doppleganger tale

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 01:29
‘There will never be another you” goes the old song. Then again, some other people believe in doppelgangers, doubles to living humans who are ghostly ...

‘I Want to Eat Your Pancreas’: An eye-catching title doesn’t make up for over-the-top sentimentality

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 01:28
The most interesting thing about “I Want to Eat Your Pancreas” is its title.Based on that title, you’d be forgiven for assuming the new anime ...

No L.A. sex charges for Kevin Spacey, Steven Seagal, Anthony Anderson

Tue, 09/04/2018 - 21:59
The Los Angeles District Attorney’s office said Tuesday it would not prosecute actor Kevin Spacey on a 1992 sexual assault accusation because it fell outside ...

Ronan Farrow says NBC was misleading in explanation of his Harvey Weinstein scoop

Tue, 09/04/2018 - 17:07
NBC News’ decision to pass on Ronan Farrow’s investigation into Harvey Weinstein’s alleged sexual misconduct is an open wound, with Farrow and one of Weinstein’s ...

Stolen ‘Wizard of Oz’ slippers found after 13 years

Tue, 09/04/2018 - 14:28
They are the world’s most recognizable shoes, but have somehow evaded detection for 13 years, since being stolen from a Minnesota museum.But on Tuesday, the ...

‘Swimming With Sharks’: A horrible boss is truly universal

Tue, 09/04/2018 - 02:00
The lobby of the Setagaya Public Theatre in Tokyo teemed with women on Sept. 1, each eager to see Kei Tanaka in action. The 34-year-old ...

Indulging in post-apocalyptic nostalgia

Tue, 09/04/2018 - 01:59
With a theme of total annihilation and a techno-horror aesthetic, Hiroki Tsukuda's exhibition at Nanzuka sounds like it would be grim, but this isn't the ...

‘Molas and Nature: Textile Art From the Elisabeth Hans Collection’

Tue, 09/04/2018 - 01:58
Sept. 8-Oct. 21The word “mola” has several meanings for the Kuni people of Panama. It can be used to mean “cloth,” or refer to a ...

‘Qiu Zhijie Living Writing’

Tue, 09/04/2018 - 01:57
Sept. 8-March 3, 2019Born in Fujian Province and now based in Beijing, artist, writer, critic and curator Qiu Zhijie explores the universal and primordial question ...

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