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Kaori Shoji

Kaori Shoji writes about movies and movie-makers for the Film Page, plus takes a turn at the Bilingual Column. Biggest mistake of her career: taking the very dignified Nagisa Oshima to McDonald’s for an iced coffee.

For Kaori Shoji's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Aisling Walsh paints a cinematic ode to an artist in 'Maudie'

Mar 6, 2018

Aisling Walsh paints a cinematic ode to an artist in 'Maudie'

Filmmaker Aisling Walsh is not a native Canadian — she's a Dubliner who has pursued most of her career in England. But Walsh fell in love with Nova Scotia after learning about Maud Lewis (1903-70), the beloved folk artist who spent her life in ...

Reflecting on 20 years of female roles in 'The 'Ring'

Jan 25, 2018

Reflecting on 20 years of female roles in 'The 'Ring'

In Japan, the "lord of the rings" is female, dressed in white with long black hair. The girl's name is Sadako, an evil ghost child who first appeared in Koji Suzuki's 1991 horror novel "The Ring" and went on to lead one of the ...