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Tokyo Medical University enrolled applicant at lawmaker's request

National Dec 31, 2018

Tokyo Medical University enrolled applicant at lawmaker's request

Tokyo Medical University enrolled an applicant in its nursing school by passing over candidates with better scores at the request of a Diet member, according to a report by an independent panel looking into the university's rigging of exam scores. Masahiko Usui, former chairman of ...

Number of new Japanese adults up slightly on New Year's Day

National Dec 31, 2018

Number of new Japanese adults up slightly on New Year's Day

The number of Japanese aged 20, the legal age of adulthood, on New Year's Day will be 1.25 million, up 20,000 from a year earlier, according to a government estimate released Monday. But new adults will make up only 0.99 percent of the total population ...

Tokyo Paralympics aim to leave legacy of accessibility

Paralympics Dec 31, 2018

Tokyo Paralympics aim to leave legacy of accessibility

Japan hopes to use the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics as an opportunity to become a more inclusive and accessible society, and in 2018 games organizers made some strides towards making it a reality. When hosting a major sporting event, people usually talk about what kind of ...

Hayao Miyazaki anime to get kabuki remake

Language | NEWS IN NIHONGO Dec 31, 2018

Hayao Miyazaki anime to get kabuki remake

Sample newspaper article Hayao Miyazaki anime to get kabuki remake 宮崎駿監督のアニメーション映画「風の谷のナウシカ」が歌舞伎で舞台化されることが12日、分かった。歌舞伎俳優の尾上菊之助さんや中村七之助さんらが出演し、12月に東京・新橋演舞場で上演する。宮崎監督の作品が歌舞伎になるのは初めて。  「風の谷のナウシカ」は1984年公開。産業文明や環境破壊をテーマにした物語で、宮崎監督の代表作の一つ。  新橋演舞場によると、菊之助さんが歌舞伎での舞台化を発案した。主人公ナウシカ役を菊之助さん、皇女クシャナ役を七之助さんが務める。他に尾上松也さん、坂東巳之助さん、尾上右近さんが出演するという。 (KYODO) Words and phrases 宮崎駿 (みやざきはやお) Hayao Miyazaki 監督 (かんとく) director アニメーション映画 (あにめーしょんえいが) animated film 「風の谷のナウシカ」 ("かぜのたにのなうしか") "Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind" 歌舞伎 (かぶき) kabuki 舞台化される (ぶたいかされる) to be adapted for stage 分かる (わかる) to understand, to become known [it was revealed] 歌舞伎俳優 ...