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Japan’s Kore-eda wins lifetime achievement award at prestigious Spanish film festival

2 hours 55 min ago
Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda added to his growing list of accomplishments Sunday, becoming the first Asian to win the lifetime achievement award at the San ...

Accusers say they hope Bill Cosby is sentenced to serious prison time this week

5 hours 16 min ago
Two of the women who have accused Bill Cosby of sexual assault decades ago said Sunday they hope he will be sentenced to prison time ...

Hokusai: Examining the enduring allure of a Japanese icon

Sat, 09/22/2018 - 07:00
The year is 1842 and the artist known as Hokusai is in his 80s.He has already lived nearly twice the average life span of his ...

Haruki Murakami’s ‘Underground’ still holds chilling lessons about Japan

Sat, 09/22/2018 - 06:38
Haruki Murakami's sole foray into journalism, "Underground: The Tokyo Gas Attack and the Japanese Psyche," celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. What lessons does it ...

‘The Journey’: Jiro Osaragi depicts a society coming to grips with defeat and occupation

Sat, 09/22/2018 - 06:36
Jiro Osaragi's "The Journey" is an intriguing literary and psychological depiction of a society coming to grips with the aftermath of defeat and occupation.

There’s a story for every taste in ‘Speculative Japan 4’

Sat, 09/22/2018 - 06:34
"Speculative Japan 4" is the latest in Kumamoto-based Kurodahan Press' mission to bring the best of Japanese science fiction and fantasy to the English-speaking world.

‘Ramblin’ Man’ singer Dickey Betts critical but stable after falling while playing with dog in Florida

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 17:03
Allman Brothers Band guitarist Dickey Betts is in “critical but stable” condition after slipping and cracking his head while playing with the family dog in ...

Cary Joji Fukunaga replaces Danny Boyle to become first American director of a James Bond film

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 06:55
Filmmaker Cary Joji Fukunaga will become the first American to direct a James Bond movie, producers announced Thursday, replacing British director Danny Boyle for the ...

Golden oldies: A Saitama theater festival for elderly actors welcomes seniors from around the world

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 00:11
Renowned theater director Yukio Ninagawa broke new ground when he launched Saitama Gold Theater in 2006. Instead of seasoned actors, he filled his troupe with ...

Kyoto gears up for a film festival — rain or shine

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 23:12
It may be a spring chicken compared to its film festival siblings in Tokyo, Yamagata and elsewhere, but the Kyoto International Film and Art Festival ...

U2’s Bono saw ‘pain’ on pope’s face over clergy sex abuse scandals

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 14:30
U2 front man Bono said he could see the pain on Pope Francis’s face on Wednesday when he told him “it looks to some people ...

In defense of difference: Hikaru Toda’s ‘Of Love & Law’ showcases the efforts of two lawyers fighting discrimination in Japan

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 02:10
For all its many attractions as a place to live, Japan can be unforgiving for anyone who’s perceived as different.There’s a phrase that comes up ...

‘The Hungry Lion’: A nuanced account of the social media nightmare we all fear

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 02:09
Teenagers take chances that, to the adults in their lives, are sheer idiocy (as I know first-hand from both sides of the teenager-adult divide). These ...

‘In Pursuit of Silence’: A documentary looks at what it’ll take to finally get some peace and quiet

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 02:08
The 1964 tune “The Sound of Silence” by Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel is a bona fide classic, but it never really identifies just what ...

Bert and Ernie a ‘loving couple’ claims writer; ‘Sesame Street’ disagrees

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 20:17
Bert and Ernie of “Sesame Street” may only be puppets, but that hasn’t stopped audiences from speculating over the years that the two roommates may ...

‘Show must go on’: Stranded in Europe, Boston orchestra improvises, ends on high note

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 18:55
The Boston Symphony Orchestra might want to consider naming its next album “Songs in the Key of A” — as in airport, abandoned and Amsterdam.The ...

Julie Chen leaves CBS show ‘The Talk’ in taped message after husband Leslie Moonves is ousted

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 14:31
Julie Chen has left the cast of the CBS daytime show “The Talk” a week after her husband, CBS Corp. boss Leslie Moonves, was ousted ...

The art of architecture and photography

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 04:40
The current exhibition at Archi-Depot, "A Gaze into Architecture: Phases of Contemporary Photography and Architecture" features the work of 13 artists, of whom more than ...

‘Carl Larsson and His Home: Art of the Swedish Lifestyle’

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 04:39
Sept. 22-Dec. 24After moving to the Lilla Hyttnas house in the Swedish countryside of Dalarna county, an area that still harbors a traditional lifestyle, the ...

‘Masanori Ikeda Portrait Project 2012-2018 “Inase na Tokyo”‘

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 04:38
Sept. 22-Oct. 14Masanori Ikeda began presenting his work at Dragged Out Studio, a gallery he managed himself in 1999, and later became known for his ...