Actor Sandra Yi Sencindiver says her international success illustrates how structural racism and discrimination are behind the myth of a white, homogenous Denmark shown on screen.
CULTURE / TV & Streaming
Aug 24, 2023
A call from Denmark for diversity in the arts
Actor Sandra Yi Sencindiver advocates for broader representation in media and challenges conceptions of what being Danish means and looks like.
In 'Ooku: The Inner Chambers,' a secretly female shogun rules Japan and is attended to by a group of male concubines.
CULTURE / TV & Streaming
Aug 17, 2023
'Ooku: The Inner Chambers': Alternative history explores gender norms
The Netflix anime tells a complex love story in an alternate-reality Edo Japan in which an illness upends gender roles.
Japan Times
CULTURE / TV & Streaming
Jun 16, 2023
Simplicity key to British TV show success, says 'naked' Japanese comedian
Tonikaku Akarui Yasumura, 41, became the first Japanese performer to compete in the final of "Britain"s Got Talent" earlier this month.
Japan Times
CULTURE / TV & Streaming / Wide Angle
May 27, 2023
Netflix's answer to finding love in the time of an aging population
Dating show “Love Village” and its cast of singles 35 years old and above offer the perfect bait to millennial audiences and show that entertainment can age up without losing its edge.
Japan Times
CULTURE / TV & Streaming
May 12, 2023
The 'Black Ships' of anime: Streaming giants are in a battle for supremacy
Services like Netflix are coming into the anime-merchandising complex and shaking things up by focusing on productions that cater to niche fans.
Japan Times
CULTURE / TV & Streaming / Reviews
May 3, 2023
‘Sanctuary’: Bad boy of sumo’s journey doesn’t pack a punch
Centered on a brutish underdog, the Netflix series about professional sumo offers satisfying heft in its action sequences, but its uneven storyline is anticlimactic.
Japan Times
CULTURE / TV & Streaming
Apr 28, 2023
A genre of anime known as 'isekai' promises the ultimate do-over. And fans love it.
What if you were able to escape the doldrums of your current life and start fresh? That"s the premise offered by a genre of anime that is increasing in popularity.


Tokyo Healthcare University professor Takayuki Mifune explains how he is trying to re-create bonito broth from 1,300 years ago.
The quest to re-create what the Japanese ate 1,300 years ago