Kasumi Arimura to star in NHK€'s 2017 drama

Jun 30, 2016

Kasumi Arimura to star in NHK€'s 2017 drama

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Actress Kasumi Arimura on Thursday was selected for the lead role in an NHK drama titled “Hiyokko” that will be aired from April 2017. Arimura was chosen without an audition, with producer Hiroshi Kashi describing her as “an actress with the ability to play ...

May 20, 2016

'Evening Smoke Bus Tour'; 'Gold Woman'; Suntory

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It seems any kind of professional can be a detective in Japan. The latest vocation is tour bus guide, as exemplified by Sayaka Sakuraniwa (Hisako Manda) in the two-hour mystery “Yukemuri Bus Tour” (“Evening Smoke Bus Tour”; TBS, Mon., 9 p.m.). Sayaka and her ...

| May 13, 2016

'Angel or Devil,' 'Cambrian Palace," Y!mobile

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Recently, an artificial intelligence program developed by Google defeated several champions of the Asian board game go. The program’s achievement made headlines all over the world since go is considered a very complex game. The programmers, in fact, thought it would take much longer ...

| May 6, 2016

'Chibi Maruko-chan,' S.T. Corp

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Vacation is almost over, so it’s back to the usual animated TV show grind. This week’s episode of “Chibi Maruko-chan” — the 1051st! (Fuji TV, Sun., 6 p.m.) — finds the eternal elementary school student coming home from class on Saturday to an almost ...