Capturing Haruki Murakami's 'eccentric atmosphere'

Stage Jul 23, 2019

Capturing Haruki Murakami's 'eccentric atmosphere'

by Yukari Tanaka

"As a university student, I never even imagined that I could be an actor. Because, to me, they only existed on screen," says Yuki Furukawa. Now a well-established actor, Furukawa is largely known for his portrayal of Naoki Irie in "Mischievous Kiss: Love in Tokyo," ...

Kobe marks 21 years since deadly Hanshin earthquake

National Jan 17, 2016

Kobe marks 21 years since deadly Hanshin earthquake

The city of Kobe and surrounding areas marked the 21st anniversary Sunday of the magnitude 7.3 earthquake that killed 6,434 people and demonstrated the horror that can result from an urban disaster. People who lost loved ones in the Great Hanshin Earthquake were among those ...

Wind rips down display at 21st Kobe Luminarie but no injuries reported

National Dec 11, 2015

Wind rips down display at 21st Kobe Luminarie but no injuries reported

One of the displays at Kobe Luminarie, the illumination festival commemorating the 1995 Great Hanshin Earthquake, collapsed Friday after apparently being buffeted by strong winds, the organizing committee said. No one was injured. The structure, about 9 meters tall and 25 meters in diameter, had been ...