Guitarist Tomoyasu Hotei calls on his pals for 'Strangers'

Music Oct 8, 2015

Guitarist Tomoyasu Hotei calls on his pals for 'Strangers'

Recalling his first encounter with rocker Iggy Pop, a huge grin flashes across the face of Tomoyasu Hotei. It occurred at Berlin airport around 30 years ago when he was recording in Germany with former band Boøwy. Despite being one of the most famous ...

Sukezane gets reborn as a Hollywood 'hero'

TV Sep 24, 2015

Sukezane gets reborn as a Hollywood 'hero'

Japanese actresses seem to be finding a place in the world of American TV. Rila Fukushima landed a guest spot on the fifth season of HBO's "Game of Thrones" and a recurring role on The CW's "Arrow," while Tao Okamoto put in a fantastic ...

Sabu tempts fate in new film

Film Jul 2, 2015

Sabu tempts fate in new film

Sitting across from me with his sunglasses, dark leather jacket and mohawk, Hiroyuki Tanaka — better known simply as Sabu — doesn't look like the kind of guy who lets his emotions get the better of him, yet even he was almost brought to ...