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‘Liberty Fields’: Short on duration but lacking nothing in emotion

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 02:59
Mackenzie Sheppard's short take on the birth of women's rugby in Japan is a lesson in inspiration, emotion and breaking down barriers

‘No Longer Human’: A biopic with no decent biography

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 02:58
Mika Ninagawa's "No Longer Human" tells the story of celebrated Japanese author Osamu Dazai, with a particular focus on his turbulent love life

‘Hello World’: Kyodo as you’ve never seen it before

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 02:57
Tomohiko Ito's anime feature "Hello World" sees the breaking down of the borders between present and future, and the perils and pitfalls of comupter-generated worlds

‘Jeopardy!’ host Alex Trebek says he’s resumed chemotherapy

Tue, 09/17/2019 - 12:21
“Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek says he’s had a setback in his battle with pancreatic cancer and is undergoing chemotherapy again.Trebek told ABC’s “Good Morning America” ...

Taking classic musical West Side Story to new heights

Tue, 09/17/2019 - 02:00
Director David Saint brings West Side Story to IHI Stage Around Tokyo, with his ambitious and multi-stage production being run first with a Broadway cast ...

An enlightening buildup to Viennese modernism

Tue, 09/17/2019 - 01:59
"Vienna on the Path to Modernism" at The National Museum of Art, Osaka, is essentially an illustrated history of sociopolitical developments leading to the city ...

‘Masterpieces from the Musee de L’Orangerie: Jean Walter and Paul Guillaume Collection’

Tue, 09/17/2019 - 01:58
Sept. 21-Jan. 13, 2020The Musee de L’Orangerie in Paris is well-known for its collection of impressionist and post-impressionist masterpieces amassed by Paul Guillaume (1891-1934), one ...

‘Shigeo Toya: Body of the Gaze’

Tue, 09/17/2019 - 01:57
Sept. 21-Oct. 19Since 1988, Saitama-based sculptor Shigeo Toya has won multiple awards, including the Asian Award at the Gwangju Biennale in 2000 and Japan’s Purple ...

‘Shiga-kinbi Art Spot Project Vol.2: “Symbiosis”‘

Tue, 09/17/2019 - 01:56
Sept. 21-Oct. 20In the city of Takashima, Shiga Prefecture, there are two main areas, both called Taisanji but spelled with different kanji. Though phonetically sounding ...

Brad Pitt asks ISS astronaut: Who was better? George Clooney or me?

Mon, 09/16/2019 - 16:33
Brad Pitt, star of the new space movie “Ad Astra,” had a burning question for a real-life astronaut.“Who was more believable? Clooney or Pitt?” In ...

Martin Scorsese’s ‘The Irishman’ center stage at Rome film fest

Mon, 09/16/2019 - 13:35
Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman” will take centre stage at the upcoming Rome Film Festival, with key cast members from the Netflix movie expected to attend ...

Rocker Ric Ocasek, frontman of The Cars, dead at 75

Mon, 09/16/2019 - 00:48
Ric Ocasek, the frontman of synth-heavy new wave innovators The Cars, was found dead Sunday in New York, police said. He was 75 years old.The ...

Nazi comedy ‘Jojo Rabbit’ wins Toronto film fest prize

Sun, 09/15/2019 - 12:32
“Jojo Rabbit” on Sunday won the Toronto film festival’s top prize, an Oscars bellwether that gives the satirical Nazi comedy a boost as Hollywood’s award ...

In the shadow of giants: Are high-rise condominiums in Japan destroying local communities?

Sat, 09/14/2019 - 06:59
Ryuzo Oyama’s family has been living in Tsukishima since his grandfather’s generation. | ALEX MARTIN Ryuzo Oyama and his family have been living in Tsukishima, ...

‘World Class’: What a world class education looks like, and what it doesn’t

Sat, 09/14/2019 - 06:57
"World Class," by Teru Clavel is an examination of what a top-tier education system — and its opposite — looks like.

Mimei Ogawa: The father of modern Japanese children’s literature

Sat, 09/14/2019 - 06:34
Often referred to as the Japanese Hans Christian Andersen, Mimei Ogawa's (1882-1961) numerous children's stories and fairy tales elevated the literary genre from simplistic tales ...

Ep. 15 ‘A Man’s Worth is Determined by His Job’

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 02:48
Now that we have said arrivederci to Kenny and Risako, it’s time to say buongiorno to two new members of “Terrace House,” an Italian manga ...

Author J.K. Rowling makes £15.3 million donation for MS research

Thu, 09/12/2019 - 13:47
Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has made a substantial donation for research into the treatment of multiple sclerosis at a center named after her late ...

‘The Naked Director’: Japan scores global Netflix hit

Wed, 09/11/2019 - 23:37
Netflix series 'The Naked Director' has been a runaway hit, with a second series announced shortly after the first began streaming. But not everyone is ...

Bringing Japanese opera into the 21st century

Wed, 09/11/2019 - 23:29
Kazushi Ono, artistic director of opera at New National Theatre, Tokyo, is using his experience of working in Europe to help stage operas with a ...

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