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Fuji Rock sees a slow pivot to a more Japanese lineup

Jul 25, 2018

Fuji Rock sees a slow pivot to a more Japanese lineup

When Fuji Rock Festival started in late 1990s, the principal attractions were invariably imported. Although the event also featured plenty of Japanese bands, even in the early years, it was Westerners that exerted the biggest draw — from Red Hot Chili Peppers and Foo ...

Juliette Binoche gets to see the 'real' Japan in 'Vision'

Jun 13, 2018

Juliette Binoche gets to see the 'real' Japan in 'Vision'

"It's so warm in here!" exclaims Juliette Binoche. "You know in (Michael) Haneke's film, I have a scene where I kind of suffocate and I think that I'm going to die? It feels like that! Do you think you can open the window?" The grande ...