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Ep. 30 ‘Not Guilty’

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 11:09
I'm sorry to tell you that the latest episode reached new depths of discomfort.

Remembering Satoshi Kon, one of anime’s best-loved creators

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 04:30
The Annie Awards bestows a posthumous honor on anime director Satoshi Kon, who died in 2010 at the age of 46.

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu and Hatsune Miku help Coachella’s Japan contingent to grow

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 04:25
The California festival adds two Japanese pop heavyweights to its lineup, following a successful appearance by Perfume there last year.

‘Naughty boy’: Monty Python star Terry Jones dies at 77

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 09:39
Terry Jones, a founding member of the anarchic Monty Python troupe who was hailed by colleagues as “the complete Renaissance comedian” and “a man of ...

Actor Hio Miyazawa gives a voice to Japan’s LGBTQ community in the new film ‘his’

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 04:30
Actor Hio Miyazawa gives a voice to sexual minorities in his latest role in Rikiya Imaizumi's latest film, "his."

‘Romance Doll’: A mature take on guys and dolls

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 04:25
The premise for Yuki Tanada's film about a sex doll designer gets laughs, but also offers sharp insights into human issues.

‘Voices in the Wind’: Loss and a haunting journey home

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 04:20
Serena Motola gives a raw performance as a young survivor of the Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011 in Nobuhiro Suwa's latest film.

‘Romance Doll’ shows there’s a fine line between sex and love

Wed, 01/22/2020 - 04:30
Yuki Tanada's latest film, an adaptation of one of her own novels, looks at the use of dolls as substitutes for humans in relationships.

‘Polish Posters for Films’: Expression born from suppression

Wed, 01/22/2020 - 04:25
At times outlandish, other times artistically stunning, Polish film posters proved that postwar communism couldn't crush creativity.

‘Asano Takeji: Daily Life With Prints’

Wed, 01/22/2020 - 04:20
Jan. 18-March 1Kyoto-born Takeji Asano (1900-1999)was a woodblock artist committed to not only designing, but also carving the blocks for and printing his own works. ...


Wed, 01/22/2020 - 04:01
Jan. 24-Feb. 29After studying aesthetics and psychology, the conceptual artist James Lee Byars (1932-1997) developed his own artistic beliefs while going back and forth between ...

‘Four Seasons’ Colors’

Wed, 01/22/2020 - 04:00
Jan. 24-March 22Textile dyeing artist Yoko Shimura follows in the footsteps of her mother, Fukumi Shimura, a Living National Treasure celebrated for her senshoku (plant ...

Queen joins Queen Elizabeth on new British coin

Tue, 01/21/2020 - 10:09
Queen has become the first band to be celebrated on British coinage, joining Queen Elizabeth II on a new coin unveiled Monday by the Royal ...

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.