Jan 5, 2015

Foreign Ministry details 'Japan House' propaganda initiative

The Foreign Ministry plans to set up new cultural centers in London, Los Angeles and Sao Paulo in fiscal 2016 to spread information on Japan’s culture, technology and diplomatic policies abroad. The facilities, called Japan House communication centers, are intended to promote Japanese culture ...

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 ...