Geki×Cine marks 10 years of screen-stage marriage

Apr 10, 2014

Geki×Cine marks 10 years of screen-stage marriage

by Kaori Shoji

You wouldn’t know it to look at our poker faces, but deep down every Japanese is a drama queen. For more than a millennium, the Japanese have retained an incredible love — nay, obsession — for drama, and the more extravagantly cheesy the better. ...

Amphibious flood vehicle unveiled

Feb 20, 2014

Amphibious flood vehicle unveiled

Motorcycle chain manufacturer Daido Kogyo Co. said Wednesday it has developed a small electric vehicle that can move across the water in floods and other disaster situations. The company in Kaga, Ishikawa Prefecture, aims to start selling the four-seat car, dubbed FOMM Concept One, ...

Kanazawa artists play with genres

Jun 13, 2013

Kanazawa artists play with genres

by Erik Luebs

It’s 11 p.m. and Kanazawa venue Puddle is packed. The space is a two-room, wood-furnished cafe/bar in the city’s Katamachi neighborhood. There’s a mediocre jam band playing later that night, but the DJ set by Yasuhiro Tsukamoto is what catches my attention. With little ...

Nov 10, 2011

New era for Libya

It was a far longer and far bloodier struggle than many anticipated, but Libya has been declared liberated. The 42-year rule of Moammar Gadhafi has ended, and the north African nation can begin to rebuild itself. Libya is well positioned to move forward: With ...

Apr 21, 2011

The Libyan 'wedge' in NATO

The desire to “do something” about the situation in Libya drove the United Nations Security Council to authorize use of all possible measures — diplomatic language for military force — to protect civilian populations in that troubled country. The consensus behind that vote quickly ...