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Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Dec 31, 2020
In Japan, pandemic and celebrity deaths likely behind rise in suicides
One counseling service saw daily queries jump from around 200 to about 1,800 shortly after the death of popular actress Yuko Takeuchi in an apparent suicide.
Japan Times
Aug 8, 2020
News outlets grapple with the complexities of suicide coverage
Haruma Miura's death in July has sparked debate about the contrasting ways media organizations in Japan report on suicide.
Japan Times
Jul 18, 2020
'Eternal Zero' and 'Kinky Boots' star Haruma Miura found dead at home in Tokyo
Sources said the 30-year-old was found unresponsive at his home in Minato Ward on Saturday afternoon. He was rushed to a hospital but later pronounced dead.
Japan Times
Jul 14, 2016
Teppei Koike and Haruma Miura strut proudly onto the stage in 'Kinky Boots'
For fans of musicals in Japan, the buzz surrounding Teppei Koike and Haruma Miura is reaching a peak thanks to the pair's newest production: the first-ever Japanese version of the award-winning hit "Kinky Boots."
Japan Times
Aug 5, 2015
Cannibalism and confusion in live-action 'Attack on Titan'
Stories about giants are ancient and universal. It isn't hard to understand why: Children are born into a world populated by big, lurching terrors with bad breath and enormous teeth — or is that Uncle Frank just trying to be chummy?
Japan Times
Jun 23, 2015
Young British directors take Tokyo by storm — but why?
This year it's quite noticeable how many non-Japanese are directing plays in Tokyo — not frequent and famed visitors such as David Leveaux, Robert Lepage and Simon McBurney, but relative unknowns here making their debuts at two leading large commercial theaters that almost always feature Japanese dramatists.
Japan Times
Apr 28, 2015
Orpheus descends on Japan
Of all U.S. playwright Tennessee Williams's many major works — including "A Streetcar Named Desire" and "The Glass Menagerie" — "Orpheus Descending," which opens in Tokyo next week with a star-studded Japanese cast and multi-award-winning English director Phillip Breen at the helm, is among those most rarely staged anywhere.
Japan Times
Feb 20, 2014
Debate still rages over Abe-endorsed WWII drama
Takashi Yamazaki's World War II drama "Eien no Zero (The Eternal Zero)," whose pilot hero joins the tokkōtai (kamikaze) suicide squadron in the closing days of the war, has soared to the box office heights since its Dec. 21 release. After ranking No. 1 in the charts for eight weeks in a row, the film now looks likely to finish its run with more than ¥8 billion, making it one of the 10 top-grossing Japanese films of all time.


Yayoi Kusama’s “Pumpkin,” once the victim of high waves that dragged it into the sea, sits at the end of a pier on the south side of Naoshima.
Why is the most exciting art in Japan so hard to get to?