Matthew Carland

For Matthew Carland's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Canadian <I>rakugo</I> storyteller keeps dream alive in New York City

Stage Oct 6, 2019

Canadian rakugo storyteller keeps dream alive in New York City

Toronto native Katsura Sunshine has experienced setbacks as a rakugo storyteller, the 400-year-old Japanese comedic art form, but he has not given up on a long-held dream to build a rakugo theater in the Big Apple. Sunshine, who studied the traditional and unique form of ...

Japanese filmmaker debuts Parkland school shooting documentary

Film Jun 5, 2019

Japanese filmmaker debuts Parkland school shooting documentary

Following the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, that claimed 17 lives in early 2018, Japanese filmmaker Emily Taguchi and her team spent months with members of the grieving community, documenting their recovery and activism in the wake of ...