Tag - harry-potter



Japan Times
Jun 3, 2015
Superhuman Sports Society aims to bring Harry Potter's Quidditch, Dragon Ball to life
Have you ever dreamed of chasing the Golden Snitch on a broomstick, as Harry Potter does in the game of Quidditch?
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Jun 3, 2015
Eddie Redmayne to star in 'Harry Potter' spinoff
Oscar-winning actor Eddie Redmayne will enter the world of magic in Warner Bros.' anticipated "Harry Potter" spinoff movie "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," the studio said.
Japan Times
May 7, 2015
Daniel Radcliffe gets devilish in 'Horns'
There are few actors who can enjoy the kind of success that Daniel Radcliffe has enjoyed at his age. At 10, he became the face of the multibillion-dollar "Harry Potter" franchise, which became a cultural phenomenon. As the series drew to a close in 2011, the young British actor was faced with two dilemmas:...
Japan Times
Nov 24, 2014
Strategist uses Harry Potter magic to lift fortunes of Osaka theme park
For theme park strategist Tsuyoshi Morioka, it was clear that a little Harry Potter magic might lift the fortunes of Universal Studios Japan as it struggled with falling ticket sales.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 12, 2014
USJ touts wizardry of Harry Potter to win Japan casino partners
As Japan edges toward legalizing gambling resorts, USJ Co. is counting on its cachet turning around its Universal Studios theme park to win a partnership with a foreign casino operator.
Japan Times
Jul 15, 2014
New Harry Potter area opens at Universal Studios Japan theme park
About 3,000 people, some of whom spent the night in line, were at Universal Studios Japan in Osaka for the launch of a new Harry Potter-themed attraction Tuesday.
Nov 23, 2013
Japan's yakuza woes return to the silver screen
Hollywood has long fetishized Japanese gangsters, with their full-body tattoos, missing pinkies and harems of buxom groupies. Ever since Sydney Pollack's "The Yakuza" in 1974, the colorful mafiosi have provided regular fodder for directors including Ridley Scott and Quentin Tarantino.
Japan Times
Jun 20, 2013
'Harry Potter: The Exhibition'
Having already spellbound some 2 million visitors in North America, Australia and Singapore, "Harry Potter: The Exhibition" is set for its Japan debut this summer. Displaying more than 200 authentic costumes and props, such as Gryffindor uniforms and Quidditch equipment, it's a rare treat for fans.


Traditional folk rituals like Mizudome-no-mai (dance to stop the rain) provide a sense of agency to a population that feels largely powerless in the face of the climate crisis.
As climate extremes intensify, Japan embraces ancient weather rituals