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Cracking the glass ceiling of photography

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 02:49
One of the first successful female photographers in Japan, Eiko Yamazawa was not only an adept commercial photographer, but a pioneer of abstraction at the ...

‘100 + 20 Peoples’ Tokyo: 2019-2020 North’

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 02:48
June 21-July 25This exhibition is part of an experimental project that looks into the potential of analog film through the documentation of Tokyo scenery and ...

‘Sculptures of Joan Miro from the Asahi Beer Collection’

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 02:47
June 22-Sept. 1Joan Miro (1893-1983) — a multidisciplinary artist renowned for his combination of abstraction with surrealism and use of motifs such as birds, women ...

‘The World of Tomino Yoshiyuki: Gundam, Ideon, and Now’

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 02:46
June 22-Sept. 1Every anime fan will know Yoshiyuki Tomino, the creative mind behind “Mobile Suit Gundam,” which spawned the internationally successful franchise. He is also ...

Files sent by Alex Jones contained child porn: Sandy Hook victim lawyers

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 16:39
Lawyers for the families of children and adults killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School disclosed Monday that child pornography was found in electronic files sent ...

‘Top Gear’ used rainbow-painted cars to protest Brunei gay sex laws

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 12:33
The presenters of the British TV show “Top Gear” have painted two cars used in an episode shot in Brunei in the colors of the ...

Review: Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra at Zepp DiverCity Tokyo

Sun, 06/16/2019 - 19:04
You know when you go to a gig, and it just exceeds all expectations? Well, my night with Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra did just that ...

‘African Samurai’: The story of Yasuke — black samurai and warlord’s confidant

Sat, 06/15/2019 - 06:51
The epic tale of Yasuke, Japan's first foreign-born samurai has hit bookshelves, giving readers a comprehensive picture of a man who witnessed great moments of ...

Children’s author Kenji Miyazawa: Fundamental to the modern form

Sat, 06/15/2019 - 06:34
Author and poet Kenji Miyazawa's fantastical worldbuilding, poignant text and progressive morals laid the foundations of modern Japanese children's literature.

Italian director Franco Zeffirelli dies at age 96

Sat, 06/15/2019 - 05:49
Italian film and opera legend Franco Zeffirelli died Saturday at his home in Rome, local media reported.He was 96. The director of movies and operas ...

Cuba Gooding Jr. surrenders while denying allegations of groping in NYC nightclub

Thu, 06/13/2019 - 13:31
Cuba Gooding Jr.’s lawyer said Thursday security video will exonerate the actor from allegations he groped a woman at a New York City night spot.Video ...

Lew Klein, who helped create ‘American Bandstand,’ dies at 91

Thu, 06/13/2019 - 13:28
Lew Klein, a broadcast pioneer who helped create “American Bandstand” and launched the careers of Dick Clark and Bob Saget, has died at 91.Klein died ...

CVN: The sound of the Japanese underground

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 23:29
A change in address altered the way Nobuyuki Sakuma approaches his songs. “I think of the music I used to make in Tokyo as a ...

‘Akira’ is all set for its Hollywood remake

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 23:10
Like it or not, Hollywood’s “Akira” is finally happening.The live-action adaptation of Katsuhiro Otomo’s legendary manga and anime had been in development limbo since the ...

Ex-Stanford sailing coach avoids prison in college admissions scam tied to rich and famous

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 16:29
A former Stanford University sailing coach avoided prison on Wednesday in the first sentencing to result from the U.S. college admissions scandal after admitting he ...

Nuclear wasteland selfies draw ire as tourists flock to Chernobyl after hit HBO series

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 11:15
A spate of selfie-taking tourists at Chernobyl — one wearing little more than her underwear — in the wake of a hit TV series on ...

Dai Watanabe: Forging a path away from his father’s shadow

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 02:30
Though he rarely acknowledges the fact in public, Dai Watanabe is the son of Ken Watanabe: arguably Japan’s most internationally known actor since Toshiro Mifune. ...

‘To the Ends of the Earth’: Tough times for travel reporting

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 02:29
Kiyoshi Kurosawa and Atsuko Maeda make an odd couple: The former is best known abroad as a master of horror, starting with his 1997 international ...

‘We Are Little Zombies’: Cynical tweens on an 8-bit escapade

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 02:28
The kids aren’t quite alright. After watching his late parents go up in smoke at a crematorium, all Hikari (Keita Ninomiya) can think about is ...

Comic Jon Stewart slams Congress over 9/11 victims fund

Tue, 06/11/2019 - 13:52
Comedian Jon Stewart scolded Congress Tuesday for failing to ensure that a victims’ compensation fund set up after the 9/11 attacks never runs out of ...