Jasper Sharp

For Jasper Sharp's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Women who love to shoot

| Sep 18, 2009

Women who love to shoot

In an age when the guys are more likely to be holed up playing video games than queuing for the latest Michael Bay blockbuster, the huge revenues generated by “Mama Mia,” “Sex and the City” and “Twilight” last year highlighted a notable trend — ...

Sep 18, 2009

Underground fruit

Peaches Film Festival organizer Atsuko Ohno talks to The Japan Times about a unique event, held every March since 2007, to produce and screen works by recent female graduates of the Film School of Tokyo (Eiga Bigakko).

Pink thrills: Japanese sex movies go global

Dec 4, 2008

Pink thrills: Japanese sex movies go global

As the last wave of vengeful female ghosts inspired by “Ring’ “s Sadako fade from cinema screens worldwide, either in their original J-horror manifestations or the obligatory Hollywood remakes, more adventurous foreign-film fans have begun turning their heads Eastward in search of a new ...