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CULTURE / TV & Streaming / CULTURE SMASH
Oct 28, 2022
Indie studio Tonko House's coming-of-age story portrays a multiethnic Japan
Limited series 'Oni: Thunder God's Tale' combines stunning visuals and folklore with a rare depiction of a diverse society.
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JAPAN / History / JAPAN TIMES GONE BY
Oct 18, 2022
Japan Times 1922: Japan women accuse men of tyranny
A women's magazine challenges the authority of Japanese men and a Japan Times writer takes issue. The exchange is an insight into the challenges Japanese women faced a century ago.
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LIFE / Travel
Oct 13, 2022
A first look inside Japan's new Ghibli Park
Unlike at the existing Ghibli Museum in Tokyo, visitors to the theme park will be able to take photos with beloved characters such as Cat Bus, Totoro and No Face to their heart's content.
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CULTURE / Film
Oct 13, 2022
‘Break of Dawn’: Extraterrestrial adventures lack momentum
Tomoyuki Kurokawa's anime about a group of children's quest to help an alien return home is a nostalgia trip that takes on weighty themes but slogs toward the end.
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CULTURE / Film
Sep 29, 2022
‘Tatami Time Machine Blues’: Kyoto slackers return for summer fun
Anime director Shingo Natsume seamlessly takes up the mantel to revisit the characters from 'The Tatami Galaxy' for new hijinks and a jaunt through time to retrieve a broken remote control.
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CULTURE / Longform
Sep 26, 2022
Big in China, but can the party last for Japan’s artists?
Overseas artists can make a splash in China — provided they abide by the rules.
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BUSINESS / Companies
Sep 16, 2022
Details of Ghibli Park, to open in November, revealed to media
Visitors will be treated to a recreation of the 'My Neighbor Totoro' world, featuring a children's playroom with a sleeping Totoro and the iconic Cat Bus character.
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CULTURE / Film
Sep 15, 2022
‘Drifting Home’ gets marooned in a sea of allegory
Hiroyasu Ishida's magical realist tale about learning to let go of the past is poignant — until it loses its moorings.
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LIFE / Digital
Sep 10, 2022
YouTubers Daidus and Emirichu follow their dreams to Japan
The illustrators, who moved to Tokyo earlier this year and are among the biggest names in the world of “storytime animators,” credit anime as a major influence on their style.
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CULTURE / Books
Sep 1, 2022
Step into the animated world of Mamoru Hosoda with 'The Man Who Leapt Through Film'
Charles Solomon's new book offers an inside look at the director's works such as “Summer Wars” and “Belle” via behind-the-scenes anecdotes, production art and exclusive interviews.
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CULTURE / Music / Sound Off
Jul 28, 2022
'Sailor-Moon'-inspired group SG5 shows how anime can lift up J-pop
As the music industry opens up to digital realities, the Sailor-Scout-themed pop group and other nascent acts are utilizing anime's popularity to leapfrog into greater consciousness.
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JAPAN
Jul 25, 2022
Ticket sales for Studio Ghibli theme park to start Aug. 10
The tickets will be sold using a lottery system via online ticket service Boo-Woo Ticket, followed by a second phase of sales starting Sept. 10.
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JAPAN
Jul 18, 2022
Kyoto Animation workers killed in 2019 arson attack remembered
About 120 people, including bereaved families and the Kyoto Animation president, laid flowers and offered silent prayers for the victims.
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BUSINESS / Tech
Jul 6, 2022
Failed ‘Captain Tsubasa’ NFT offers window into the risks of crypto
While Japan has not yet experienced a large NFT boom, some of the country's most famous pop culture staples have been appropriated for dubious 'Web3' products.
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CULTURE / Film
Jun 30, 2022
For the most complex heroines in animation, look to Japan
The girls and women of anime tend to experience the conflicting emotions of real life. That's because the auteurs try to create “an everyday, real person.”
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CULTURE / Film
Jun 9, 2022
'Mobile Suit Gundam: Cucuruz Doan’s Island' returns with an upgraded look
Director Yoshikazu Yasuhiko rights past wrongs with this new interpretation of an infamous episode of the original “Mobile Suit Gundam” series that aired in 1979.
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CULTURE / Film
May 26, 2022
'Inu-Oh’: A rock musical that won't be headlining anytime soon
While 'Inu-Oh' contains good insights into how folk traditions are born, the visuals and music could've benefited from more variety.
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CULTURE / Film
May 26, 2022
'Anime Supremacy!': An informative look at the business of anime stops short of getting real
Though charming, the film adaptation of a novel by Mizuki Tsujimura misses an opportunity to tackle the actual problems facing young animators.
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CULTURE / Entertainment news
May 3, 2022
Netflix inks deal with Japanese anime creator Studio Colorido
Netflix Inc. announced on April 26 a multi-film deal with Japan's Studio Colorido, as the streaming giant ramps up its anime offering and looks to Asia for growth.
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CULTURE / Film
Apr 28, 2022
‘Bubble’: A thin plot brings down exciting visuals
Tetsuro Araki's film about teenage parkour practitioners living in a post-apocalyptic Tokyo has some exhilarating action sequences, but its jumble of genre elements falls flat.

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