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'Dynamite Graffiti': Sleaze to some and art to others

/ Mar 21, 2018

'Dynamite Graffiti': Sleaze to some and art to others

At the peak of its popularity in the 1980s, the innocuously named "Shashin Jidai" ("Photo Age") sold 350,000 copies a month. Edited by the self-made publishing impresario Akira Suei, the magazine featured cutting-edge photography by the likes of Nobuyoshi Araki and Daido Moriyama and ...

Clint Eastwood's Japan critics are always there to make his day

Mar 7, 2018

Clint Eastwood's Japan critics are always there to make his day

"Everybody knocks out a flop every now and then," quipped Clint Eastwood during a recent interview to promote his latest movie, "The 15:17 to Paris." The film forms part of an informal trilogy dedicated to real-life examples of American derring-do, following on from "Sully" (2016) ...

Falsettos offers an alternative to 'macho rock'

Jan 30, 2018

Falsettos offers an alternative to 'macho rock'

If you're playing in a group in Japan and your members all happen to be female, sooner or later you're going to get slapped with the "girls' band" tag. The term has been used willy-nilly to describe everything from the manufactured guitar-pop of late-'80s ...