Crowdfunding tapped for antinuclear movie

Nov 29, 2013

Crowdfunding tapped for antinuclear movie

by Kyoko Hasegawa

Film director Takafumi Ota had a problem. He needed studio financing for a film that was harshly critical of the nuclear power industry after Fukushima disaster started, but no one was interested in funding his project the traditional way. Large sections of Japan’s movie ...

Actor Yamamoto, ex-wrestler Inoki win

Jul 22, 2013

Actor Yamamoto, ex-wrestler Inoki win

Actor and anti-nuclear activist Taro Yamamoto and ex-wrestling star Antonio Inoki both won seats in Sunday’s Upper House contest, early returns showed. Yamamoto, 38, who ran as an independent in the Tokyo constituency, appeared set to enter the upper chamber after failing to win ...