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U.S. man indicted for killing woman in Osaka

National / Crime & Legal May 2, 2018

U.S. man indicted for killing woman in Osaka

Prosecutors indicted an American man Wednesday for killing a woman in Osaka in February. According to the indictment, Yevgeniy Vasilievich Bayraktar, strangled 27-year-old Saki Kondo at a condominium rented out to tourists on Feb. 16. The prosecutors charged him with injury resulting in death, not murder, ...

Is the feudal era over for Japan's talent agencies?

Film May 2, 2018

Is the feudal era over for Japan's talent agencies?

by Mark Schilling

Japanese show business definitely has a feudal side. Talent agencies control their tarento (talent) much in the way the daimyō (feudal lords) controlled the samurai in their clans, supporting their livelihoods in return for absolute fealty. And just as samurai were expected to stay ...