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Actor Kenichi Hagiwara dies at age 68

Entertainment News Mar 29, 2019

Actor Kenichi Hagiwara dies at age 68

Kenichi Hagiwara, an actor and a vocalist in a pop band in the 1960s, died from gastrointestinal stromal tumors at a hospital in Tokyo, his office said Thursday. He was 68. Hagiwara, more widely known as "Shoken," appeared in a number of movies and other ...

Ishiro Honda: The master behind Godzilla

Books Nov 18, 2017

Ishiro Honda: The master behind Godzilla

by Mark Schilling

Everyone knows "Godzilla," the 1954 film that introduced Japan's most famous monster to the world. But the name of its director, Ishiro Honda, was for a long time only mentioned by foreign critics and fans in passing, if at all. Ishiro Honda: A Life in ...

New releases for wintry nights in

Digital | ON: GAMES Jan 21, 2017

New releases for wintry nights in

by Brian Ashcraft

Bring on the virtual terror New "Biohazard" ("Resident Evil" in the West) games are always a very big deal, so it's no surprise that "Resident Evil 7" is causing a fuss. "RE7" is set in Louisiana four years after "Resident Evil 6." The protagonist is Ethan ...

Mysterious Japanese screen legend Setsuko Hara dies at 95

Film Nov 26, 2015

Mysterious Japanese screen legend Setsuko Hara dies at 95

Legendary actress Setsuko Hara, who starred in "Tokyo Story" and other films by Yasujiro Ozu and other prominent Japanese directors, has died. On Wednesday her family announced Hara's death due to pneumonia at a hospital in Kanagawa Prefecture on Sept. 5. She was 95. Hara had ...

Rashomon and Seventeen Other Stories

Books / Reviews Jul 5, 2014

Rashomon and Seventeen Other Stories

by William Bradbury

It is noticeable that the tales in "Rashomon and Seventeen Other Stories" by Ryunosuke Akutagawa change in tone and style alongside the mental state and interests of the writer. Akutagawa's most famed early works (including the titular story) are intricately woven setups for moral ...