Matthew Perry at the premiere of "The Kennedys After Camelot" in Beverly Hills, California, in 2017
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Oct 29, 2023
'Friends' actor Matthew Perry dies at age 54
Law enforcement sources told the Los Angeles Times that Perry was found unresponsive in a hot tub at his Los Angeles home.
Tatsuya Fuji
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Oct 1, 2023
Japanese actor Tatsuya Fuji wins top lead actor prize at San Sebastian
San Sebastian's international film festival is considered one of the most prestigious in Europe alongside those of Cannes, Berlin and Venice.
Members of the Writers Guild of America picket outside of Universal Studios in Universal City, California, on Friday.
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Sep 25, 2023
Striking Hollywood writers reach tentative deal with studios
The WGA settlement, while a milestone, will not return Hollywood to work. The SAG-AFTRA actors' union remains on strike.
Japanese director Ryusuke Hamaguchi attends the 80th Venice Film Festival for the premiere of his new movie, "Evil Does Not Exist."
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Sep 7, 2023
Ryusuke Hamaguchi revives himself with dark nature film
The Japanese director found solace in nature with his new film "Evil Does Not Exist," which premiered at Venice on Monday.
Filmed in black and white, concert film “Opus” focuses on the physicality of Ryuichi Sakamoto’s performance.
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Sep 7, 2023
Ryuichi Sakamoto's last performance captured by son in Venice 'Opus'
In late 2022 celebrated Japanese musician Ryuichi Sakamoto, stricken with terminal cancer, spent nine days at a Tokyo studio performing 20 of his much-loved pieces from across his career.
Fans in Tokyo take pictures of the poster for "The Boy and the Heron."
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Aug 18, 2023
Hayao Miyazaki's final film to open San Sebastian festival
Miyazaki's "The Boy and the Heron" will open two film festivals in September, a rare feat for any director.
Rappers Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa perform during the Hip Hop 50 Live concert, marking the 50th anniversary of the birth of hip hop, at Yankee Stadium in New York City on Friday.
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Aug 13, 2023
Hip-hop stars helm marathon birthday party
Thousands of people partied deep into the night Friday as part of an all-star Bronx bash celebrating 50 years of hip-hop, featuring trailblazers including Run-DMC, Nas, Lauryn Hill and Snoop Dogg.


Yoshiko Koide sits in a classroom at Nagoya College where she teaches a Japanese-language observation seminar.
How a dictionary came to spark outrage among the web’s otaku