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Can K-pop superstars be exempt from military service?

Thu, 10/08/2020 - 05:00
SEOUL – Calls are mounting within South Korea for members of megaband BTS to be granted alternatives or delays to mandatory military service, with some ...

‘Under the Stars’: Parents have stars in their eyes

Wed, 10/07/2020 - 13:00
In Tatsushi Omori’s coming-of-age drama, Mana Ashida plays a teenager who is conflicted about her loving parents who are members of a cult.

Johnny Nash, singer of ‘I Can See Clearly Now,’ dies at 80

Wed, 10/07/2020 - 02:55
Johnny Nash, a singer-songwriter, actor and producer who rose from pop crooner to early reggae star to the creator and performer of the million-selling anthem ...

Eddie Van Halen, virtuoso of the rock guitar, dies at 65

Wed, 10/07/2020 - 02:32
Van Halen's razzle-dazzle guitar-playing made him the most influential guitarist of his generation.

Settle in for an autumn of reading at Tokyo’s book cafes

Sat, 10/03/2020 - 12:59
For those who feel comfortable with a change of scenery, grab a mask and check out these five book-themed getaways for the literary-minded.

Sayaka Murata’s ‘Earthlings’: Alienated misfits fight against the ties that bind

Sat, 10/03/2020 - 12:58
Sayaka Murata’s latest novel is an incisive expose of societal pressures and expectations, and touches on taboo topics such as abuse and incest.

Haruki Murakami sees bright strength in ‘sad’ translated U.S. classic

Fri, 10/02/2020 - 21:00
[SUBSCRIBERS ONLY] A book lover who places great importance on individualism, Murakami says he felt a kinship with the protagonists of “The Heart is a ...