'Yokohama Burning': Destruction, massacre and tornadoes of fire

Books Sep 1, 2018

'Yokohama Burning': Destruction, massacre and tornadoes of fire

One of the most fascinating and controversial books about the Great Kanto Earthquake is Joshua Hammer's 2006 release "Yokohama Burning," in which the former bureau chief for Newsweek magazine suggests a link between the national response to the 1923 disaster and Japan's descent into ...

Casting director Ko Iwagami plays matchmaker in Hollywood

Film Mar 28, 2018

Casting director Ko Iwagami plays matchmaker in Hollywood

It was Ko Iwagami's love for American cinema, and "Indiana Jones" in particular, that took him to the United States. Now a successful casting director, he understands that Hollywood isn't always so kind. "After watching 'The Last Samurai,' I thought I could be like Ken ...