Yoshinori Yagi

For Yoshinori Yagi's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Kabuki actor heir to revered name

Jun 26, 2014

Kabuki actor heir to revered name

Nakamura Kanjaku has expressed excitement about succeeding to the revered kabuki name Ganjiro, which was passed down by his father, grandfather and great-grandfather. “Finally, I will inherit this great name (in January 2015),” the 55-year-old kabuki actor said at a news conference in Tokyo ...

'Keiko sensei' plots overseas 'rokyoku' debut in N.Y.

Jan 27, 2014

'Keiko sensei' plots overseas 'rokyoku' debut in N.Y.

Celebrity Keiko Haruno’s dream of spreading the traditional storytelling art of “rokyoku” to the world is set to come true when she performs overseas for the first time in New York in March, thanks to a crowdfunding campaign. Haruno, a University of Tokyo graduate, ...