Yoshiki: 'We had to make our own world'

Music Mar 5, 2017

Yoshiki: 'We had to make our own world'

by Ryotaro Aoki

Yoshiki Hayashi hardly sleeps. The drummer, pianist, songwriter and leader of rock band X Japan has been in and out of the country constantly these past few months, promoting his band's new documentary film, "We Are X." At the same time he has been ...

Accused murderer Durst deemed suicidal

World / Crime & Legal Mar 19, 2015

Accused murderer Durst deemed suicidal

Robert Durst, the real estate scion charged with first-degree murder, is suicidal, according statements by Louisiana authorities released on Wednesday after they moved him to a facility for acutely mentally ill inmates. Awaiting extradition to California, the 71-year-old Durst was charged this week in Los ...

Mom's anti-nuclear stance inspires film

National Jan 27, 2015

Mom's anti-nuclear stance inspires film

by Keiji Hirano

In the days of uncertainty immediately following the March 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, documentary filmmaker Masako Sakata turned to a book written by her late mother, an anti-nuclear campaigner, to try to make sense of what was happening. The book, "Please Listen," is a collection ...