Alyssa I. Smith

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Twice and Daichi Miura among 10 debuts at this year's 'Kohaku'

Nov 16, 2017

Twice and Daichi Miura among 10 debuts at this year's 'Kohaku'

Pop outfits Little Glee Monster, Hey! Say! Jump and Twice will grace the stage for the first time at this year's "Kohaku Uta Gassen," with NHK appearing to court new viewers for its annual end-of-year musical extravaganza. Other artists making "Kohaku" debuts include singers Midori ...

/ | Oct 21, 2017

#MeToo assault campaign hits Japan

The hashtag #MeToo went viral on social media platforms last week, with people using it to speak out against sexual harassment and assault in the wake of the allegations made against disgraced U.S. film mogul Harvey Weinstein. In a tweet posted on Oct. 15, ...