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Zazen Boys (from left: So Yoshikane, Shutoku Mukai, Miya and Atsushi Matsushita) released “Rando,” its first original album in 12 years, last month. The 13-song collection features the sonic hallmarks of the band while also reflecting a new focus on the everyday, informed by frontman Mukai’s bike rides through Tokyo’s residential areas and sleepy side streets.
CULTURE / Music
Feb 23, 2024
Character studies of city folk reinvigorate Zazen Boys
Frontman Shutoku Mukai brings a newfound focus on ordinary life and youth to his rock project's first original album in 12 years.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
Mar 24, 2022
‘To Be Killed by a High School Girl’: Hideo Jojo gives a lesson in ‘ick 101’
Hideo Jojo challenges taboos with black comedy in a twisted film about a teacher plotting his own death at the hands of a student.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
Aug 26, 2021
‘A Girl on the Shore’: A risque teen drama comes up empty
Atsushi Uedau2019s film adaptation of Inio Asanou2019s manga stays true to its source material, but doesnu2019t quite capture the messy emotions of adolescence.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
Nov 5, 2020
‘Georama Boy, Panorama Girl’: Not your typical teen romance
Natsuki Setau2019s playful adaptation of a manga by Kyoko Okazaki avoids the more conventional plot points of "seishun eiga" (youth films).
Japan Times
MORE SPORTS
Sep 18, 2020
Black Girl Hockey Club aims to diversify NHL stands and boardrooms
When the idea to create the Black Girl Hockey Club hit Renee Hess almost two years ago, she couldn’t have foreseen the degree to which it has insinuated itself into hockey culture in the United States and Canada.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
Aug 20, 2020
‘The Girl I Like’: Navigating love with pathos and humor
Shinya Tamadau2019s relationship drama about a man who struggles to admit his feelings for a friend is based on an essay by comedian Naoki Matayoshi.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
Apr 14, 2020
For filmmaker Nobuhiko Obayashi, freedom was the most important thing of all
Director Nobuhiko Obayashi, who died on April 10 at the age of 82, was incredibly prolific during his six-decade career. A pioneering experimental filmmaker in the 1960s, he went on to direct 2,000 television commercials (by his own estimate; no exact count exists) and 43 theatrical features.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
Feb 20, 2020
'Fictitious Girl's Diary: The Movie': An honest portrait of office minutiae
Comedian Bakarhythm brings his nameless female bank clerk character to the big screen and lovingly documents the trivial goings-on in the life of a Japanese office worker.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
Jul 24, 2019
'A Girl Missing': You can run, but you can't hide
Mariko Tsutsui already had many stage, TV and film credits when she appeared in Koji Fukada's 2016 drama "Harmonium." But her performance as a woman whose life is destroyed by Tadanobu Asano's seductive ex-con was a revelation. She made the leap from the naive and sexually starved wife of the film's first half to the hardened and guilt-ridden survivor of the second while maintaining her laser focus on the character's inner core.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Books / RECENTLY PUBLISHED BOOKS ABOUT JAPAN
Jul 20, 2019
In 'Indigo Girl,' family relationships are more nuanced than they first appear
Bicultural teen and manga aficionado Aiko journeys to Japan to meet her biological father for the first time in this sequel to Suzanne Kamata's 2013 "Gadget Girl."
Japan Times
LIFE / Style & Design
Jul 22, 2018
Now that's ironic: Untrendy fashion trends
Japanese street style can't help looking back to all those things you thought would never come into fashion.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
May 15, 2018
Man in custody admits he killed Niigata girl, investigative sources say
Police believe Haruka Kobayashi strangled the 7-year-old victim to death and abandoned the body after transporting it by car.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
May 9, 2018
7-year-old Niigata girl was approached by a stranger the morning of her death
A 7-year-old girl who was found dead on a railroad track in the city of Niigata on Monday had told classmates that a stranger talked to her on her way to school that morning, investigative sources said Wednesday.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
May 8, 2018
Young girl hit by train in central Japan in suspected murder
Police are investigating the incident as a possible murder due to the victimu2019s body showing signs of having been strangled.
Japan Times
CULTURE / TV & Streaming
Jul 5, 2017
Japanese TV is making some progress in writing broader female roles
One of the best things to come out of the rise of streaming websites overseas has been an increase in productions that have featured great roles for women. This year alone we've seen some phenomenal acting from Elisabeth Moss on "The Handmaid's Tale" and powerful ensembles on Netflix's "Orange is the New Black" and "GLOW."
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
Nov 16, 2016
'The Girl on the Train' charts a rough ride
Why does modern society assume that all women want the same three things: love, sex and babies? The short answer is, because pop culture has decreed it so.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 22, 2016
Prosecutors seek life for suspect in 2005 Tochigi girl murder
A life sentence is sought for the man accused of murdering a girl in Tochigi Prefecture in 2005 even as doubts emerge over his shifting confessions.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Nov 2, 2015
North Korean author of 'The Girl with Seven Names' memoir still feels hunted
The girl with seven names is finding it hard these days to contact relatives in Stalinist North Korea on the underground mobile phone link defectors like her have used for years.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
Sep 12, 2015
Isao Takahata's stark world of reality
Having survived a devastating U.S. air raid on his hometown in World War II, film director Isao Takahata has firsthand experience of the horrors of war. It's perhaps not surprising, therefore, that he staunchly opposes Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's attempt to push controversial security bills through the Diet.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Aug 18, 2015
Body found in Osaka parking lot confirmed as that of missing 13-year-old girl
The body of a girl found in a parking lot in Osaka Prefecture last week was confirmed Tuesday to be that of a 13-year-old who went missing with a boy from her school a day earlier, police said.

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