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Tourists take pictures from a boat on the Chao Phraya river in Bangkok.
BUSINESS
Jun 13, 2024
Thailand is already seeing signs of a 'White Lotus' travel bump
The series recently wrapped filming at several resorts and locations in the nation.
Japan Times
CULTURE / TV & Streaming
Feb 9, 2023
‘The Last of Us’ shows it pays to take gaming seriously
The TV series' critical and commercial success signals the potential rise of video game adaptations.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Dec 24, 2019
The Netflix decade: How one company changed the way we watch TV
In the not-so-distant past, TV viewers were forced to wait a week for the next installment of their favorite shows, parceled out by networks in half-hour or hour-long increments.
Japan Times
CULTURE / CULTURE SMASH
Nov 3, 2019
U.S. anime market matures in 2019
With collaboration between nations increasing, the U.S. is seeing new opportunities in its anime market
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Oct 29, 2019
AT&T to sell off $10 billion of businesses, pay off Time purchase debt as it confronts activist investor
AT&T Inc. on Monday unveiled a three-year strategic plan that included selling up to $10 billion worth of businesses next year, paying off all its debt from the purchase of Time Warner and adding two new board members, bowing to pressure from activist investor Elliott Management.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Jun 13, 2019
Nuclear wasteland selfies draw ire as tourists flock to Chernobyl after hit HBO series
A spate of selfie-taking tourists at Chernobyl — one wearing little more than her underwear — in the wake of a hit TV series on the world's worst nuclear disaster has sparked anger, with the show's author urging more respect for the dead.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
May 21, 2019
'Game of Thrones' scores record TV audience, leaves fans sad and mad
Warning: This story contains spoilers for the final episode of "Game of Thrones."
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jan 16, 2019
Netflix hikes prices for U.S. subscribers by 13-18% as it expands presence and content
Netflix Inc. is raising monthly fees for its U.S. subscribers by between 13 percent and 18 percent, the video streaming pioneer's first price increase since 2017 as it spends heavily on original content and international expansion.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Oct 23, 2018
Hidden in diaries, untold stories of Boko Haram's female survivors feature in film
Untold stories of young Nigerian women kidnapped by Boko Haram highlight a documentary debuting on Monday that reveals diaries kept by survivors forbidden from talking about their captivity.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 17, 2018
Netflix shares tank after subscriber growth falls short and India foray faces rivals
Netflix Inc.'s subscriber growth fell short of Wall Street expectations on Monday, sending shares of the normally high-flying stock down 14 percent on fears that the company's expansion is slowing.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / Japan Pulse
May 26, 2018
'Westworld' slays fans with re-creation of Edo in Shogun World
With its story of life-like robots in a Wild West-themed amusement park becoming sentient, and the complications that arise as a result, the television show “Westworld” has attracted a dedicated following over the past couple of years.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Aug 1, 2017
HBO says data hacked; media say unaired 'Game of Thrones' segment targeted
U.S. cable channel HBO said on Monday that hackers had stolen upcoming programming, and Entertainment Weekly reported that the theft included a script for an unaired episode of the hit fantasy show "Game of Thrones."
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film / Wide Angle
Jun 8, 2016
'Girls' just wanna have fun in Japan
"Girls," an Emmy award-winning HBO series, focuses on a quartet of women in their early 20s who are trying to — surprise, surprise — figure out what they want to do with their lives. Like its outspoken creator — the intellectual "It Girl" Lena Dunham — "Girls" is polarizing: You either get it...
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / Japan Pulse
Jun 3, 2016
Following the 'Girls' to Japan
Feet-eating fish! Cat cafes! S&M bars! We map out the locales from Shoshanna's wild adventures in Japan.
Japan Times
CULTURE / TV & Streaming
Aug 13, 2015
Lena Dunham brings 'Girls' to Tokyo for a fifth season episode
In the fourth season finale of HBO's hit TV show "Girls," a comedy that follows the exploits of a group of 20-somethings navigating New York, Shoshanna (played by Zosia Mamet) surprises her roommate, Jessa, by declaring "I'm moving to Japan," while leafing through a travel book and practicing her chopstick...

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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