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ANIME

Japan Times
CULTURE / Japan Pulse
Oct 26, 2009
Moving portraiture by Julian Opie
If you see the influence of Japanese art, both traditional and contemporary, in the work of Julian Opie, showing at Scai Bathhouse till Nov. 14, you've got a good eye.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Japan Pulse
Oct 23, 2009
Transformers down to desktop proportions
To coincide with the release of 'Transformers Revenge' on DVD in December, we get mice and USB which, of course, are actually robots in disguise.
CULTURE / Japan Pulse
Oct 22, 2009
Rich harvest of autumn anime
From fantasy adventures to high-school romance, this autumn's crop of anime has it all.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Japan Pulse
Sep 30, 2009
Where maids get slap happy ... for a price
Now you too can be slapped by an Akiharabara maid in the privacy of your own rented 'cute room.'
Japan Times
CULTURE / Japan Pulse
Sep 16, 2009
The feminine side of Gundam
New Type, a Gundam-themed transvestite bar in Akihabara, takes cosplay and host/hostess bars to a new level.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 11, 2009
Animation studios seek rural inspiration
Some animation producers are exchanging the stress of Tokyo for the inspiration of rural scenery — and regional economies are benefiting.
JAPAN / EXPLAINER
Sep 30, 2008
Is Hayao Miyazaki Japan's greatest film director?
How great is Hayao Miyazaki? Domestically, three of his movies are among the top five money-earners: His "Spirited Away" from 2001 outstrips even "Titanic" and "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone." Globally, his movies are the darlings of international film festivals. "Spirited Away" took the Golden Bear Prize, the highest award at the Berlin International Film Festival, in 2002, making it the first and only animated film to take the top honors.
Japan Times
Features
Jul 13, 2008
Top creators call for museums to save nation's modern heritage
What do industrial design, architecture, manga, anime, video games and traditional craft techniques have in common? Well, apart from each having spawned some of Japan's most popular cultural exports, the similarity is this: Japan has no national museums dedicated to their preservation, display and study.
Japan Times
LIFE / COSPLAY CULTURE
Mar 9, 2008
School offers costume-play way to 'cool' English
Learning a foreign language is never easy, and for many it can even be a painful process.
LIFE / COSPLAY CULTURE
Mar 9, 2008
All aboard for 'world of manga'
With everyone pulling roller suitcases, it seemed appropriate that we were heading for the Harumi Passenger Terminal built on land reclaimed from Tokyo Bay in the city's central Chuo Ward.
Japan Times
LIFE / COSPLAY CULTURE
Mar 9, 2008
Fashion fantasies come to life in cosplay
Silver wig, blue contact lenses, a mock sword and a (kind of) knight's costume.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Jun 22, 2006
Anime, J-indie equals 'Woodstock for geeks'
'Agrand collision of two Japanese subcultures -- anime and Japanese indie music," was one blogger's take on FanimeCon 2006, the biggest anime convention in the San Francisco Bay Area.
COMMENTARY / COUNTERPOINT
Apr 9, 2006
Who out there cares about 'Cool Japan'?
These days the government is jumping on the bandwagon. The Foreign Ministry is singing in tune. Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi has hopped on, with a conductor's baton in his hand and a spring in his step that you don't even see when he's ascending the stairs to pay his public-private respects at Yasukuni Shrine.
JAPAN
Jun 12, 2005
Miyazaki's 'Howl's Moving Castle' makes debut in N.Y., L.A. theaters
"Howl's Moving Castle," one of Japan's most successful films ever, opened Friday in New York and Los Angeles, giving American audiences their first big-screen view of the latest work from acclaimed animation director Hayao Miyazaki.
JAPAN
Nov 21, 2004
Miyazaki's latest movie to get overseas distribution
Director Hayao Miyazaki's new animated film, "Howl's Moving Castle," which has just premiered in Japan, will also be screened in South Korea, France, Taiwan and Hong Kong, the producer of the film said Saturday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 25, 2003
Hayao Miyazaki mum on Oscar, citing war
Hayao Miyazaki, director of "Spirited Away," which won the Oscar for Best Animated Feature Film, indicated Monday that he finds it hard to celebrate the prize because of what is going on in the world, apparently referring to the war in Iraq.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 25, 2003
'Spirited Away' bags Academy Award
Hayao Miyazaki's "Spirited Away" won the Oscar for Best Animated Feature Film at the 75th Annual Academy Awards ceremony Sunday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 13, 2003
'Spirited Away' earns nomination for best animated feature Oscar
"Spirited Away," the critically acclaimed work by Hayao Miyazaki, received an Academy Awards nomination Tuesday in the Best Animated Feature Film category, while Koji Yamamura's "Mt. Head" was nominated in the animated short film category.
JAPAN
Feb 3, 2003
'Spirited Away' wins big at Annie Awards
Japanese animation genius Hayao Miyazaki's critically acclaimed "Spirited Away" ("Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi") on Saturday won Annie Awards in four categories.
JAPAN
Jul 20, 2002
'Spirited Away' doing well in Seoul
The Japanese animated movie "Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi" ("Spirited Away") is having a successful run in South Korea.

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