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‘Lion King’ reigns above box office for second week but Tarantino’s ‘Once Upon A Time’ has record opener

Sun, 07/28/2019 - 13:24
“The Lion King” rode its circle of life into a second weekend atop the box office and “Once Upon A Time … In Hollywood,” while ...

Russi Taylor, official voice of Minnie Mouse — and widow of voicer for Mickey — dies at 75

Sun, 07/28/2019 - 00:30
Russi Taylor, Disney’s official voice of Minnie Mouse for more than three decades, has died, the entertainment giant announced Saturday. She was 75.Taylor, who was ...

Makoto Shinkai isn’t afraid of a bit of rain in the pursuit of his art

Sat, 07/27/2019 - 07:04
It has been raining for weeks, but director Makoto Shinkai doesn’t seem to mind a bit.The award-winning creator’s latest film, “Weathering With You,” couldn’t have ...

‘China and Japan’: Facing off across the aeons, two giants of East Asia

Sat, 07/27/2019 - 06:38
Ezra Vogel's "China and Japan" is a timely reminder of how public perceptions are shaped by political expediency, how new leaders and propaganda can efface ...

‘Pink Samurai’: Resolving the paradoxes of Japan’s appetite for sex

Sat, 07/27/2019 - 06:36
Scholarly in the depth of its research methods and the sheer scope of its coverage, Nicholas Bornoff explores the means and instruments for achieving erotic ...

‘Waste: Consuming Postwar Japan’: Japan’s approach to waste is trash

Sat, 07/27/2019 - 06:34
In "Waste: Consuming Postwar Japan," Eiko Maruko Siniawer traces the evolution of Japanese values and aspirations from 1945 to the present through the lense of ...

Live at the Fuji Rock Festival

Fri, 07/26/2019 - 21:57
The Japan Times is up the rainy, windy mountains of Niigata to cover the weekend’s fun-for-all Fuji Rock Festival, where the headliners this year are ...

Ep. 9 ‘Girlfight’

Thu, 07/25/2019 - 22:00
If Episode 8 was like a long-lost episode of “Friends,” then Episode 9 was straight out of “Gossip Girl.” Did anyone else get stressed out ...

Trump irked after Sweden charges rapper A$AP Rocky with assault over fight

Thu, 07/25/2019 - 16:39
A Swedish prosecutor on Thursday charged rapper A$AP Rocky with assault over a fight in Stockholm last month, in a case that has drawn the ...

Bringing opera to Tokyo 2020

Wed, 07/24/2019 - 23:14
Among the many absurdist opera stories in existence, nothing is more preposterous than the happy ending generally used for Giacomo Puccini’s final opera “Turandot,” in ...

The Chemical Brothers: A formula for success and a love of Fuji Rock

Wed, 07/24/2019 - 23:08
Earlier this year The Chemical Brothers were asked to pick out pivotal locations in the dance duo’s remarkable near 30-year career.Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons ...

Fuji Rock to live stream festival acts

Wed, 07/24/2019 - 20:14
Fuji Rock will live stream a selection of the bands and singers performing at this year’s festival, event organizers have announced.Headliners The Cure and SIA ...

‘Blade Runner’ actor Rutger Hauer dies aged 75

Wed, 07/24/2019 - 12:02
Hollywood actor Rutger Hauer, best known for his role in “Blade Runner,” has died after a brief illness, his official website said on Wednesday.Hauer’s nonprofit ...

Tempalay pledges to put on a show at Fuji Rock

Wed, 07/24/2019 - 02:00
The recording of Tempalay’s third full-length album, “With Love from the 21 Century,” should have been a high point for lead vocalist and guitarist Ryoto ...

‘A Girl Missing’: You can run, but you can’t hide

Wed, 07/24/2019 - 01:59
Mariko Tsutsui already had many stage, TV and film credits when she appeared in Koji Fukada’s 2016 drama “Harmonium.” But her performance as a woman ...

Weathering With You: ‘Breezy with scattered showers’

Wed, 07/24/2019 - 01:58
Arriving in the middle of a seemingly endless rainy season in Tokyo, “Weathering With You” feels like it’s benefitted from an ingenious stealth marketing campaign. ...

Be prepared before heading to Naeba for Fuji Rock

Tue, 07/23/2019 - 19:00
Before you leave to enjoy a weekend of music, culture and ... maybe a typhoon? Check out this list of essentials you'll need to bring ...

Capturing Haruki Murakami’s ‘eccentric atmosphere’

Tue, 07/23/2019 - 02:00
‘As a university student, I never even imagined that I could be an actor. Because, to me, they only existed on screen,” says Yuki Furukawa.Now ...

The art of play: Japan’s history of fun

Tue, 07/23/2019 - 01:59
"Styles of Play: The History of Merrymaking in Art" at the Suntory Museum of Art delves into various amusements,with over 100 exhibits, ranging from the ...

‘The Summer of Mononoke (Specters): Ghosts and Yokai in Edo Culture’

Tue, 07/23/2019 - 01:58
July 30-Sept. 8During the Edo Period (1603-1868), stories of the supernatural boomed in the entertainment industry. Ghosts often appeared in kabuki plays, while yōkai (spirits ...

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