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Kabuki rolls with the times and launches paid streaming site

Stage Aug 26, 2020

Kabuki rolls with the times and launches paid streaming site

Online streaming of videos of kabuki plays, including an adaptation of a manga and an animated film by Oscar-winning Japanese director Hayao Miyazaki, began on Wednesday amid the novel coronavirus pandemic. Shochiku Co., the operator of the Kabukiza Theatre and producer of kabuki performances, is ...

Meet the expat comedians who keep Tokyo smiling

Stage Apr 1, 2020

Meet the expat comedians who keep Tokyo smiling

by Elina Davydova

Probably the biggest paradox of stand-up comedy is that while there are no schools of humor — no Bachelor of Laughs degree, not even a “funny” skill on Linkedin to endorse your friend for — stand-up comedians are out there in good numbers. Even ...