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The painting "Images of a Woman" was made collaboratively by the Beatles during their legendary tour of Japan in 1966.
Feb 5, 2024
A painting by the Beatles from their Japan tour fetches $1.74 million
The painting was created by all four members while they spent time in their hotel between performances.
Japan Times
Jun 28, 2023
Liverpool gets by with a little help from the Beatles
Music tourism is big business for some of the hometowns of famous artists. Now that the pandemic is over, those cities are ready to bring the beat back.
Japan Times
Mar 3, 2023
The model for Asia's 'Quad': The Beatles, says Japan's top diplomat
As Asia's 'Quad' powers search for ways to define the group, Japan's foreign minister, Yoshimasa Hayashi, has offered a model — The Beatles.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Oct 3, 2022
Video of the Beatles during 1966 Japan visit disclosed
The release came after a disclosure request filed with the MPD eight years ago by a nonprofit organization working to promote information disclosure.
Japan Times
Dec 12, 2021
The sublime spectacle of Yoko Ono disrupting the Beatles
In Peter Jackson's “The Beatles: Get Back,” Ono is a performance artist at the height of her powers.
Japan Times
Jan 3, 2020
15 minutes with rising star Ryota Katayose
Ryota Katayose is facing a busy year, with television and film projects and a tour with his group in the offing
Japan Times
May 29, 2019
The return of the Beatles to Japanese stages with 'Backbeat'
As a concept, "if" may be mere conjecture in real life. In fact, though, if Stuart Sutcliffe hadn't taken his best friend John Lennon's advice back in 1960 and left art school to play bass guitar in his band, the music world would now be quite different.
Japan Times
Aug 12, 2017
Building project threatens Beatles statue in Mongolian capital
A statue of the Beatles erected in the Mongolian capital of Ulaanbaatar could be at risk amid an alleged land grab, protesters say, as rapid development turns a city once famed for wide open spaces into a cluttered metropolis.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Jul 8, 2017
Ringo Starr turns 77, will play with Paul McCartney on new album
Former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr celebrated his 77th birthday on Friday by announcing a new album that will feature former band mate Paul McCartney.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Jun 2, 2017
Cubans rock to once-censored Beatles at Havana tribute concert feting 'Sgt. Pepper's' 50th anniversary
Communist-run Cuba, which once frowned upon the Beatles as a decadent Western influence, on Thursday held an open-air covers concert in a Havana park to celebrating 50 years since the release of the band's landmark album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band."
Japan Times
Feb 4, 2017
What's life without a sip and a song?
First of all, I'd like to thank so many readers for your kind messages to me over the past two months. I raise a toast to all of you.
Japan Times
Sep 28, 2016
When it comes to the Beatles, we'll never let it be
The Beatles' career as a live band came to a — literally — screeching halt in August 1966, when on their final American tour, the howling of frenzied female fans became so deafening they could no longer hear themselves play. Author Tom Wolfe, describing a San Francisco stadium gig, wrote of "great sheets of scream like sheets of rain in a squall ... and that sound he thinks cannot get higher, it doubles, his eardrums ring like stamped metal with it until suddenly Ghhhhwoooooowwww, it is like the whole thing has snapped ... a writhing, seething mass of little girls."
Japan Times
Jul 2, 2016
Karuizawa murder; Tokyo subways vital; Beatles live at the Budokan; 'Satanic Verses' translator slain
Japan Times
Jun 25, 2016
Yesterday: When the 'Beatles typhoon' hit Japan
Fifty years ago this week, the Fab Four played some of their final live performances in Tokyo. We speak to fans who were u2018swept off their feet' by the visit.
Japan Times
Jun 4, 2016
Aviator dazzles Emperor; Poets inaugurate new national association; Beatles face press; Mount Unzen erupts
100 YEARS AGOWednesday, June 7, 1916
BUSINESS / Companies
Oct 8, 2015
Sony triggers clause to allow it to sell half of music venture stake to Jackson estate, or buy other half
Sony Corp. triggered a contract clause that would allow the Japanese electronics maker to to sell its half of the Sony/ATV Music Publishing venture it co-owns with Michael Jackson's estate, according to people familiar with the situation.
Japan Times
May 15, 2015
For 10 points: What's the meaning of 'Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds'?
Is the Beatles song "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" a rebellious anthem to wild drug-taking or a touching tribute to a child's imagination? Discuss.
Japan Times
Apr 29, 2015
Paul McCartney returns to Tokyo, surprises fans with rare Beatles song
Almost 50 years after the Beatles delivered memorable performances at Tokyo's Nippon Budokan arena, former band member Paul McCartney returned to the venue on Tuesday with a special treat for his fans.
CULTURE / Entertainment news
May 23, 2014
Fans welcome news of McCartney's recovery prospects
Japanese fans on Friday welcomed news that former Beatle Paul McCartney is expected to make a full recovery from the viral infection that landed him in a Tokyo hospital for treatment.
Dec 21, 2013
It's business as usual 'back in the USSR'
Paul McCartney was in Japan some weeks ago. Having spent a totally Beatlemaniac four years of my pre-teen existence in the U.K., it was nice to see the erstwhile Beatle in such good form.


Historically, kabuki was considered the entertainment of the merchant and peasant classes, a far cry from how it is regarded today.
For Japan's oldest kabuki theater, the show must go on