Asia's music cultures come together at gig

Nov 15, 2015

Asia's music cultures come together at gig

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Music director Kishiko Kawaguchi will host a concert Nov. 29 that some Japan Times readers can attend free. The show has a lengthy title — The 24th Kishiko International Music Concert Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Normalization of Diplomatic Relations Between Japan and Korea ...

Cool Japan academies to open across Asia

Jul 9, 2014

Cool Japan academies to open across Asia

Leading publisher Kadokawa Corp. has announced plans to open a slew of academies across East and Southeast Asia, starting with Taiwan and Singapore, each pushing knowledge of the core design skills at the heart of Japanese pop culture. Kadokawa said recently that it will open ...

Taking anime too seriously

/ Jun 2, 2013

Taking anime too seriously

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"Why study anime?" the author of this study of anime asks himself. Good question, thinks the reader. Why indeed "study" a pop art whose appeal is less to thought than to mass, unreflecting, spontaneous enjoyment?