Tag - japanese-cinema



Japan Times
May 22, 2020
Japanese movie distributors' survival plot takes online twist
Struggling to cope with the pandemic, some film distributors in Japan have been releasing material online. Cinema chains are not happy about the move.
Japan Times
May 14, 2020
Kazuhiro Soda shows how streaming could help save cinema with online release of 'Zero'
With COVID-19 having hit Japan's independent film industry hard, filmmakers such as Kazuhiro Soda are looking for new ways to reach their audiences.
Aug 17, 2013
Revisiting the works of director Takashi Miike
Takashi Miike is one of the few Japanese filmmakers now working, Takeshi Kitano and Hayao Miyazaki being two others, who enjoy a measure of recognition outside Japan's insular film world. Though hardly a household name in Kansas, Miike has long been a favorite with the international Asian Extreme Cinema...
Japan Times
Feb 20, 2013
Writer Donald Richie dies at 88
Long-term Japan resident, writer and critic Donald Richie, who through dozens of books and articles published from the late 1940s until the last decade helped introduce Japanese film and culture to the world, passed away in Tokyo on Tuesday, according to his long-term editor, Leza Lowitz. He was 88.
Japan Times
Dec 28, 2006
A lifetime's observations
He saw Ginza when it was a blackened plain but for the bombed-out Mitsukoshi department store, the Hattori Building and a handful of other structures left standing. He observed the city as it was rebuilt, and its people. He observed, and then he wrote.


Things may look perfect to the outside world, but today's mom is fine with some imperfection at home.
How 'Reiwa moms' are reshaping motherhood in Japan