The ‘Rurouni Kenshin’ star follows her mother's advice of living life to the fullest.
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Actor Rihito Itagaki takes on his first lead role, playing a gender-fluid character in Yomiuri TV’s new series “Colorful Love: My Androgynous Boyfriend.”
More than 60 years after first raising awareness about a neurological disease caused by industrial mercury poisoning, photojournalist Aileen M. Smith still wants answers.
Director Eiji Uchida hopes to raise awareness of transgender issues in Japan with his film, which stars SMAP’s Tsuyoshi Kusanagi.
The French-Japanese filmmaker hopes to make a difference in the world by embracing the areas outside our comfort zones and making films about vulnerability.
Shinichiro Ueda reunites the cast of his hit comedy "One Cut of the Dead" for an innovative teleworking sequel
Attacking midfielder uses the myriad setbacks he has experienced in his career as motivation to succeed in life.
Traveling stage troupe Gekidan Miyama considers its future as the COVID-19 pandemic rips through Japan's theater industry.
Having already tasted success in the world of J-pop, Naoki Kobayashi has now set his sights on an acting career overseas.
Ken Mogi talks about the significance of studying the brain and how he likes to use his.