State honors list names 704 people

Apr 28, 2016

State honors list names 704 people

The government said Thursday it will award medals or honors to 704 people and 26 groups this spring, including movie director Masayuki Suo, for their distinguished performances and contributions to society. Suo, 59, known for “Shall We Dance?” and other works, will be one ...

'My Fair Lady' wrapped in a geisha's kimono

/ Sep 17, 2014

'My Fair Lady' wrapped in a geisha's kimono

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The musical used to be among the rarest of Japanese film genres. Plenty of films here — going back to the early talkies — featured singing and dancing, but Broadway-style musicals, which integrate the songs into the story, never really caught on. Is a ...