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Want to know Japanese cinema? Get to know Mark Schilling

Sat, 01/18/2020 - 15:38
The Japan Times film critic Mark Schilling celebrates 30-plus years of reviewing Japanese cinema with his latest book, "Art, Cult and Commerce: Japanese Cinema Since ...

Rieko Nakagawa: From ‘Guri and Gura’ to Studio Ghibli

Sat, 01/18/2020 - 15:36
Rieko Nakagawa, born in 1935 in Sapporo, was working as a teacher in a small nursery school near Komazawa Park when she wrote her first ...

Grammy chief suspended for ‘misconduct’ days before awards

Sat, 01/18/2020 - 06:26
The embattled organization behind the Grammys has put its chief executive on leave just over a week before it puts on its awards gala known ...

Haute couture legend Jean-Paul Gaultier retires

Sat, 01/18/2020 - 06:06
French designer Jean-Paul Gaultier shocked the fashion world Friday by saying his next Paris haute couture show will be his last.The flamboyant creator said he ...

Ep. 29 ‘About Love’

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 12:51
The cringy antics of the "Terrace House" members slowly killed my will to watch to the end of this episode.

Oscar-nominated ‘Parasite’ could open overseas eyes to more South Korean films

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 09:27
The Oscar nominations for the South Korean black comedy “Parasite” are the latest illustration of its success in the United States, but a widespread aversion ...

To kill or not to kill: that is the question in ‘Death Note: The Musical’

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 04:30
A new version of "Death Note: The Musical" takes to the stage in Tokyo, with hopes of challenging people's perceptions of justice.

NHK’s taiga drama hopes to shake off its curse

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 04:25
Amid celebrity scandals and low ratings, NHK launches the latest installment of its long-running Sunday evening drama series.

Novelists Makoto Furukawa and Soichi Kawagoe to receive Japan’s Akutagawa and Naoki literary prizes

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 07:02
The winners of the prestigious Akutagawa and Naoki literary awards were selected Wednesday, with two novelists earning acclaim for their respective works about the past ...

Clocking up the years with Charlie Nagatani, Japan’s country king

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 04:30
After more than 60 years of playing country music, and having staged numerous festivals in his native Kumamoto Prefecture, Charlie Nagatani shows no signs of ...

‘Bad Poetry Tokyo’: Indian director’s first feature reveals major talent

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 04:25
Anshul Chauhan's woman-in-crisis drama has won prizes at festivals in Japan and abroad, despite the director having never attended film school.

‘Last Letter’: Love letter delivers sweetness and slush

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 04:20
Takako Matsu reunites with director Shunji Iwai to play a middle-aged woman who exchanges letters with her late sister's high school flame.

From Hokkaido to the mean streets of London

Wed, 01/15/2020 - 06:00
Japanese actor Aoi Okuyama makes her debut in BBC-Netflix yakuza series 'Giri/Haji,' earning acclaim from the British media.

Nino Caruso’s monumental contribution

Wed, 01/15/2020 - 05:55
More than 100 pieces, documents and designs have been selected for the Nino Caruso exhibition "Forms of Memory and Space — the world's first retrospective ...

‘Vilhelm Hammershoi and Danish Painting of the 19th Century’

Wed, 01/15/2020 - 05:50
Jan. 21-March 26Vilhelm Hammershoi (1864-1916), one of Denmark’s most celebrated painters, was largely known for his depiction of close acquaintances, interiors and landscapes in a ...

‘Inaugural Exhibition Emerging Artscape: The State of Our Collection’

Wed, 01/15/2020 - 05:45
Jan. 18-March 31After four years of reconstruction, the Artizon Museum, formerly the Bridgestone Museum of Art, has reopened with an exhibition of works from its ...

‘Color Magic: From the Taguchi Collection and the Ando Collection’

Wed, 01/15/2020 - 05:40
Jan. 9-March 22Color and form in art are focused on in this thematic exhibition, which draws from two major collections — the Taguchi Collection and ...

Japanese makeup artist Kazu Hiro nets Oscar nomination for ‘Bombshell’

Tue, 01/14/2020 - 07:45
Japanese makeup artist Kazu Hiro was nominated Monday for an Academy Award for best makeup and hairstyling.Hiro, 50, shares the nomination with colleagues Anne Morgan ...

‘Joker’ leads Oscar nomination list, with ‘1917’ and ‘Irishman’ close behind, but female filmmakers shut out

Tue, 01/14/2020 - 00:13
Female filmmakers were shut out, “Parasite” made history and “The Joker” just edged out “The Irishman,” “1917” and “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood” ...

‘1917’ marches to box-office victory in North America

Mon, 01/13/2020 - 00:13
Universal’s war drama “1917” took command of the North American box office this weekend, riding its Golden Globes success to earn an estimated $36.5 million, ...