'Self/Less': Losing oneself in the narrative

Film / Reviews Aug 31, 2016

'Self/Less': Losing oneself in the narrative

by Kaori Shoji

The age of excessive high-tech is a good time to be filthy rich, especially if you happen to be an entitled scoundrel whose level of wealth-fueled egomania makes Scrooge look like a benevolent fuddy-duddy. In "Self/Less," Ben Kingsley as New York real estate mogul ...

'Gods of Egypt': What an ungodly mess

Film / Reviews Aug 31, 2016

'Gods of Egypt': What an ungodly mess

by James Hadfield

In the latest issue of Kinema Junpo, Japan's most venerable film magazine, you can read a lengthy tribute to Gaga, the dogged independent movie distributor that's marking its 30th anniversary this year. The occasion is certainly worth commemorating: This is the company that released ...

Editorials Oct 19, 2011

Preparing for future disasters

Following discussions in the wake of the March 11 quake and tsunami, an experts' panel of the Central Disaster Management Council submitted its final report to post-disaster reconstruction minister Tatsuo Hirano in late September. The report called on the central and local governments to ...

Editorials Dec 4, 2009

Trying to dodge a second dip

The Bank of Japan on Tuesday announced a new measure of quantitative monetary easing "in a broad sense" as the Japanese economy faces deflation and the yen rises against the U.S. dollar. It decided to inject about ¥10 trillion into the financial market by ...

Editorials Jan 21, 2009

Extending the calm in Gaza

Israel declared a unilateral ceasefire Sunday in the 22-day offensive against the Gaza Strip controlled by the Islamist group Hamas. Hours later, Hamas declared a separate ceasefire. Since both parties refused to talk and weigh each other's demands, the calm is tentative. Israel, Hamas ...