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‘Promare’: A burning need for rage control

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 01:58
Ever been so angry you felt like you were going to explode? In “Promare,” the new anime film from studios Trigger and Xflag, that’s no ...

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg gets ‘best fight’ MTV Movie award nod

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 13:33
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg scored nominations on Tuesday for the 2019 MTV Movie and TV awards, where she will compete for top ...

Comedian Tim Conway of ‘The Carol Burnett Show’ and ‘McHale’s Navy’ dies at 85

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 11:11
Tim Conway, the impish second banana to Carol Burnett who won four Emmy Awards on her TV variety show, starred aboard “McHale’s Navy” and later ...

Machiko Kyo, internationally acclaimed Japanese actress, dies at 95

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 06:17
Actress Machiko Kyo, who starred in a number of films by legendary Japanese directors including Akira Kurosawa’s “Rashomon,” has died of heart failure, Toho Co. ...

Embracing the Japan of the past through music with Meitei

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 03:30
As the Reiwa Era begins, Japanese music producer Daisuke Fujita, aka Meitei, is looking forward while sticking to the traditions of the past. Fresh from ...

Kanjiro Kawai: Pots of incredible talent

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 03:29
The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto's "Potter Kawai Kanjiro: Works from the Kawakatsu Collection" is just the fourth time it has presented such a ...

‘Roppongi Art Night 2019’

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 03:28
May 25-26Roppongi Art Night, an annual overnight multi-disciplinary art event, is celebrating it’s 10th anniversary of contemporary art, photography, design, music, video and performances — ...

‘Aguri Uchida: Incarnated Painting as Inselberg’

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 03:27
May 20-June 16In an exploration of the meaning of human existence and the human body, Aguri Uchida pushes the potential of contemporary nihonga (Japanese-style painting). ...

‘Nobuo Shimose Retrospective: Boundaries in Nature’

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 03:26
May 23-July 7After graduating the Tokyo College of Photography, Nobuo Shimose returned to his hometown of Hagashi, Yamaguchi Prefecture, to take over his family’s photo ...

Actress Felicity Huffman pleads guilty in court in U.S. college admissions scandal

Mon, 05/13/2019 - 13:37
Actress Felicity Huffman pleaded guilty on Monday to paying to rig a college entrance exam for her daughter, part of a wide-ranging scandal in which ...

Legendary actress and singer Doris Day dead at 97

Mon, 05/13/2019 - 11:06
Doris Day, the sunny blond actress and singer whose frothy comedic roles opposite the likes of Rock Hudson made her one of Hollywood’s biggest stars ...

NBC bets on comedy next year, ‘This Is Us” for years to come

Sun, 05/12/2019 - 16:47
NBC didn’t invoke its “must-see TV” 20th-century marketing slogan in announcing a renewed emphasis on sitcoms next season, but it could have.Calling comedy the “heart” ...

Peggy Lipton, star of ‘Mod Squad’ and ‘Twin Peaks,’ dies at 72

Sat, 05/11/2019 - 22:10
Peggy Lipton, a star of the groundbreaking late 1960s TV show “The Mod Squad” and the 1990s show “Twin Peaks,” died of cancer Saturday. She ...

‘Trails’: Blood spatters across an empty field of snow

Sat, 05/11/2019 - 06:38
After a decade of visits to annual deer culls in Hokkaido's Shiretoko National Park, photographer Takashi Homma has recently released a photo book, "Trails," about ...

‘Much Ado About Nothingness’: Exploring the diverse philosophies of the Kyoto School — review

Sat, 05/11/2019 - 06:36
James Heisig's "Much Ado About Nothingness" strives to link the philosophies of Kirato Nishida and Hajime Tanabe with broader intellectual and artistic themes.

Tomoko Keira’s ‘The Spirit of Huci’: A year of living with an Ainu elder — review

Sat, 05/11/2019 - 06:34
One part Ainu cookbook and three parts a cultural record of Ainu values and beliefs, Tomoko Keira's "The Spirit of Huci" offers, for the first ...

Free video streaming offers some gems — if you can find them

Thu, 05/09/2019 - 12:42
Free services let you watch thousands of movies and TV shows online, but using them feels like wandering through a low-rent, digital version of Blockbuster ...

Younger animators still struggling amid anime boom

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 02:00
By all outward appearances, Japan’s animation industry is thriving. A recent report by The Association for Japanese Animations indicates the industry’s worth as a whole ...

‘Kakegurui’: A high-stakes high school battle

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 01:59
Japanese films set in high schools are now about as common as cherry trees in Tokyo. This makes box-office sense: Japanese teens read a lot ...

‘Cheer Boys!!’: Cheerleading, but not much to cheer for

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 01:58
Most athletes live in fear of the fateful injury that derails their career, but when university freshman Haruki (Ryusei Yokohama) damages his shoulder during judo ...

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