Miyazaki is second Japanese to receive honorary Oscar

Nov 10, 2014

Miyazaki is second Japanese to receive honorary Oscar

Renowned anime director Hayao Miyazaki received an honorary award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences at a Hollywood ceremony Saturday for years of contributions to the motion picture industry. Miyazaki, 73, is the second Japanese to win the Academy Honorary Award, ...

Scenes from Tokyo International Film Festival 2014

Oct 27, 2014

Scenes from Tokyo International Film Festival 2014

The made-in-Japan anime moves into the spotlight for the 27th Tokyo International Film Festival. Accordingly Ultraman and Doraeman and other less famous characters dropped by the festival on opening day to take part in the red carpet event.

Springfield comes alive as 'The Simpsons' take over the Hollywood Bowl

Sep 14, 2014

Springfield comes alive as 'The Simpsons' take over the Hollywood Bowl

Under the starry skies of Hollywood on Friday, the animated world of America’s longest-running television series “The Simpsons” came alive through music and lively performances from the cast on stage at Los Angeles’ Hollywood Bowl. Matt Groening, the show’s creator, kicked off the first ...

Comiket grows stronger each year

Aug 22, 2014

Comiket grows stronger each year

by Ben Brady

Held twice a year and famous among otaku (fanboys and fangirls) the world over, Comiket, short for Comic Market, held its 86th event Aug. 15-17 at Tokyo Big Sight in Odaiba. With more than 550,000 people reportedly attending the event over the three days, ...

Aug 13, 2014

Taste for things Japanese attracting more U.S. tourists

For the first time in nine years, Japan will see a record number of American visitors, thanks to the yen’s depreciation and a growing interest in things Japanese, such as sake and anime. According to the Japan National Tourism Organization, 87,900 visitors from the ...