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Hayao Miyazaki came out of retirement this year with “The Boy and the Heron,” which opened to critical acclaim and has so far earned ¥8.56 billion — a good showing but not enough to take the top spot at the box office for the year.
CULTURE / Film / 2023 in Review
Nov 30, 2023
The year that defined the post-Miyazaki era
The success of “Oshi no Ko,” “Detective Conan” and “The Super Mario Bros. Movie” proved that anime is the mainstream now.
Japan Times
Mar 20, 2023
Japan marks 28 years since Aum cult's sarin attack on Tokyo subway
One of Aum"s successor groups was hit with a six-month ban on the use of 13 of its roughly 20 facilities nationwide and on receiving donations after it failed to fully report its activities.
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CULTURE / Entertainment news
Jan 29, 2023
'Attack on Titan' creator honored at French comics festival
Hajime Isayama, creator of the popular Japanese manga series was given a special award at the International Comics Festival in Angouleme, France.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Nov 25, 2022
Tokyo court disposed of important records on Aum Shinrikyo dissolution order
Records of the cult's bankruptcy and criminal cases are considered to be of historical value, and are subject to special preservation requirements.
Japan Times
Mar 20, 2022
Japan marks 27th anniversary of deadly Tokyo subway sarin attack
The anniversary comes as the country moves to increase the safety of railways following a string of recent random attacks on passengers.
Japan Times
Sep 7, 2021
Japan defense minister inspects British aircraft carrier in show of unity
The inspection came as the two nations deepen their defense cooperation in response to China's military buildup and assertive territorial claims in the region.
Japan Times
Jun 17, 2021
Denmark sees surge in 'heart runners' after Christian Eriksen's cardiac arrest during Euro 2020 match
The cardiac arrest suffered by Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen during a Euro 2020 match has seen a seven-fold increase in sign-ups for the "heart runner" app, which allows emergency services to quickly direct citizen responders to assist heart attack victims.
Japan Times
May 14, 2021
Smash-hit 'Attack on Titan' spoke to chaotic modern times
As the internationally acclaimed manga series "Attack on Titan" wraps up, pop culture critics are commenting on its legacy both here and abroad.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Apr 9, 2021
'Attack on Titan' manga series concludes run of almost 12 years
The series is popular in Japan and abroad, and is set to be made into a Hollywood film.
Japan Times
Apr 5, 2021
Japan Times 1946: Women of Japan make first visit to polls
"Wednesday was a red-letter day for me. With a thrill and also a feeling of antipathy, I left home early to go to the polls."
Japan Times
Mar 27, 2021
'Attack on Titan' manga museum opens in creator's hometown
Fans of "Attack on Titan," a manga series popular worldwide that is set to be made into a Hollywood film, can now visit a themed museum in the hometown of its creator.
Japan Times
Feb 12, 2021
Anime composer Hiroyuki Sawano’s soundtracks stream worldwide for the first time
The composer's extensive discography includes soundtracks for anime such as u201cBlue Exorcist,u201d u201cKill la Killu201d and u201cPromare.u201d
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JAPAN / Crime & Legal
May 28, 2020
A year after stabbing spree, Kawasaki school remembers victims
A student and the father of another student were killed in the attack that also injured 18 others.
Japan Times
Mar 25, 2020
25 years after Tokyo subway attack, Aum is a shadow of its former self
Doomsday cult Aum Shinrikyo's sarin gas attack on Tokyo subway trains shocked Japan and the world, raising concerns over nonstate organizations obtaining weapons of mass destruction.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 23, 2020
In letter, executed former Aum member urged would-be terrorists to halt attacks
Tomomasa Nakagawa penned the letter in English and intended it for an American researcher.
Japan Times
Mar 20, 2020
Japan marks 25 years since deadly Aum sarin attack on Tokyo subway
The cultu2019s founder Shoko Asahara and senior members were executed in 2018.
Japan Times
Mar 14, 2020
'Underground': The thematic keystone to Haruki Murakami's oeuvre
In the 20 years that have passed since the publication of Haruki Murakami's nonfiction "Underground," it remains both an outlier and a springboard for the career that would follow.
Japan Times
Feb 29, 2020
Japan Times 1995: Terror strikes subways during morning rush hour
The nerve gas sarin, planted on packed commuter subway trains in Tokyo during the morning rush hour Monday, killed six people and injured nearly 3,230 others in what police said was attempted mass murder.
Japan Times
Jan 21, 2020
In similar move to Japan, South Korea to deploy anti-piracy unit to Middle East amid U.S. pressure
South Korea’s military will send an independent contingent to the Middle East to help guard oil tankers amid rising regional tensions rather than participating in a U.S.-led coalition, the Defense Ministry in Seoul announced Tuesday, taking a page out of the Self-Defense Forces’ playbook.
Japan Times
Dec 7, 2019
The long arm of the law can't be rushed in Japan
In Japan, 2019 will be remembered as a year that ended twice. In addition to the Western calendar year, which ends on Dec. 31, April 30 marked the final day of year 31 of the Heisei Era, thereby bringing an end to the reign of Emperor Akihito, who had abdicated in favor of Crown Prince Naruhito. From May, Japan recalibrated its gengō (dynastic calendar) to the first year of the Reiwa Era.


Hideo Shimoju points to a possible site that his fellow neighbors may relocate to. Such relocations have happened before, but not preemptively.
In disaster-prone Japan, some communities consider major moves