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Pioneering singer-songwriter Sachiko Kanenobu finally gets her due

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 02:30
If she had to sum up the past couple of years, Sachiko Kanenobu would probably opt for a simple “OMG!”“That’s what I’ve said so many ...

‘Handling Method for Grumpy Woman’: A battle of the sexes, cliches and all

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 02:29
To talk about the differences between men and women now is to step into a minefield. One rhetorical foot wrong and off goes the tripwire.But ...

‘Ride Your Wave’: Love, loss, the sea and a surfboard

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 02:28
Since his theatrical debut “Mind Game” (2004), director Masaaki Yuasa has been known for warped, psychedelic films and TV series that stretch the limits of ...

Best-selling author and mom says Japanese parents should let kids fail to succeed

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 00:03
The bizarre and unreasonable rules that schools in Japan enforce upon children are not preparing them for the modern world where technology is changing what ...

Comic Jon Stewart keeps up pressure on Mitch McConnell over 9/11 victims’ fund

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 15:02
Comic Jon Stewart used his buddy Stephen Colbert’s late-night show to keep the heat on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for passage of legislation to ...

Lawyer drops Harvey Weinstein as sexual assault trial nears

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 12:37
The main lawyer for Harvey Weinstein has asked a judge to be removed from the case, leaving the disgraced movie mogul without counsel as his ...

Ancient Green ideas get a fresh airing in Japan with ‘The Great Tamer’

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 02:50
Greek artist Dimitris Papaioannou burst fully-formed as a choreographer and director onto the international stage with his stunning triumph directing the opening and closing ceremonies ...

Cracking the glass ceiling of photography

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 02:49
One of the first successful female photographers in Japan, Eiko Yamazawa was not only an adept commercial photographer, but a pioneer of abstraction at the ...

‘100 + 20 Peoples’ Tokyo: 2019-2020 North’

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 02:48
June 21-July 25This exhibition is part of an experimental project that looks into the potential of analog film through the documentation of Tokyo scenery and ...

‘Sculptures of Joan Miro from the Asahi Beer Collection’

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 02:47
June 22-Sept. 1Joan Miro (1893-1983) — a multidisciplinary artist renowned for his combination of abstraction with surrealism and use of motifs such as birds, women ...

‘The World of Tomino Yoshiyuki: Gundam, Ideon, and Now’

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 02:46
June 22-Sept. 1Every anime fan will know Yoshiyuki Tomino, the creative mind behind “Mobile Suit Gundam,” which spawned the internationally successful franchise. He is also ...

Files sent by Alex Jones contained child porn: Sandy Hook victim lawyers

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 16:39
Lawyers for the families of children and adults killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School disclosed Monday that child pornography was found in electronic files sent ...

‘Top Gear’ used rainbow-painted cars to protest Brunei gay sex laws

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 12:33
The presenters of the British TV show “Top Gear” have painted two cars used in an episode shot in Brunei in the colors of the ...

Review: Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra at Zepp DiverCity Tokyo

Sun, 06/16/2019 - 19:04
You know when you go to a gig, and it just exceeds all expectations? Well, my night with Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra did just that ...

‘African Samurai’: The story of Yasuke — black samurai and warlord’s confidant

Sat, 06/15/2019 - 06:51
The epic tale of Yasuke, Japan's first foreign-born samurai has hit bookshelves, giving readers a comprehensive picture of a man who witnessed great moments of ...

Children’s author Kenji Miyazawa: Fundamental to the modern form

Sat, 06/15/2019 - 06:34
Author and poet Kenji Miyazawa's fantastical worldbuilding, poignant text and progressive morals laid the foundations of modern Japanese children's literature.

Italian director Franco Zeffirelli dies at age 96

Sat, 06/15/2019 - 05:49
Italian film and opera legend Franco Zeffirelli died Saturday at his home in Rome, local media reported.He was 96. The director of movies and operas ...

Cuba Gooding Jr. surrenders while denying allegations of groping in NYC nightclub

Thu, 06/13/2019 - 13:31
Cuba Gooding Jr.’s lawyer said Thursday security video will exonerate the actor from allegations he groped a woman at a New York City night spot.Video ...

Lew Klein, who helped create ‘American Bandstand,’ dies at 91

Thu, 06/13/2019 - 13:28
Lew Klein, a broadcast pioneer who helped create “American Bandstand” and launched the careers of Dick Clark and Bob Saget, has died at 91.Klein died ...

CVN: The sound of the Japanese underground

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 23:29
A change in address altered the way Nobuyuki Sakuma approaches his songs. “I think of the music I used to make in Tokyo as a ...