Fans of K-pop act BTS queue up for the annual BTS FESTA, organized by HYBE, the band's agency, in Seoul on Thursday.
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Jun 14, 2024
BTS mania hits Seoul ahead of 'huggathon' with Jin
Fans flew in from around the world to get a chance to win a hug from BTS member Jin, who finished his military service earlier this week.
Mrs. Green Apple has posted an apology on its official website after backlash over a music video that portrayed explorer Christopher Columbus in a charming way.
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Jun 13, 2024
J-pop act Mrs. Green Apple spikes ‘Columbus’ video after viewer backlash
A video in which band members portray Italian explorer Christopher Columbus "teaching" ape-like beings about culture? Japanese viewers are not on board with this one.
Nippon Television Network in Tokyo.The publisher of manga series "Sexy Tanaka-san" has criticized Nippon Television Network for its alleged "insincere" attitude over the television drama adaptation of the manga.
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Jun 4, 2024
Publisher raps Nippon TV over 'Sexy Tanaka-san' adaptation
Distrustful of the scriptwriter on the Nippon TV side via Shogakukan, Ashihara wrote the last two episodes of the series herself.
Goro Miyazaki, film director and creative development director of the Ghibli Park and Hayao Miyazaki's son, poses after receiving an Honorary Palme d'Or on behalf of Studio Ghibli during a ceremony dedicated to the animation powerhouse at the 77th Cannes Film Festival on Monday.
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May 21, 2024
Studio Ghibli receives honorary Palme d'Or at Cannes Film Festival
The legendary Japanese powerhouse Studio Ghibli became the first collective to receive an honorary Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival.
A screening of "Mei and the Baby Cat Bus," which is being billed as a "mini-sequel" to the Studio Ghibli classic "My Neighbor Totoro," is set to take place at the Cannes Film Festival on Monday.
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May 19, 2024
Rare sequel to 'My Neighbor Totoro' to play at Cannes
The screening is part of the lead-up to Studio Ghibli's receiving an honorary Palme D'Or at the festival.
Nemo representing Switzerland appears on stage after winning the Grand Final of the 2024 Eurovision Song Contest in Malmo, Sweden, on Saturday.
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May 12, 2024
Switzerland's Nemo wins Eurovision Song Contest
Twenty-four-year-old Nemo's "The Code" won the highest score from nations' juries, and enough of the popular votes to get 591 points.
Koichi Domoto performs in the musical "Endless Shock" on Thursday in Tokyo.
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May 10, 2024
Pop idol Koichi Domoto's musical rewrites Japan record for most performances
The musical "Endless Shock" broke the record for most performances, which "Horoki," a play starring Mitsuko Mori, previously held.


Traditional folk rituals like Mizudome-no-mai (dance to stop the rain) provide a sense of agency to a population that feels largely powerless in the face of the climate crisis.
As climate extremes intensify, Japan embraces ancient weather rituals