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KUROKAWA

As two friends deal with normal problems teenagers face, their lives are complicated by the looming specter of an alien takeover in “Dead Dead Demons Dededede Destruction Part 1.”
CULTURE / Film
Mar 21, 2024
‘Dead Dead Demons Dededede Destruction: Part 1’: A prophetic vision of pandemic life
Tomoyuki Kurokawa’s adaptation of Inio Asano’s manga of the same name pokes fun at modern society and politics amid a crisis.
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JAPAN
Jul 6, 2023
Capsules from Tokyo's dismantled Nakagin tower being given new life
The building was dismantled last year, but some former residents have stood up to save its capsules.
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JAPAN
Mar 21, 2023
Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art reopens after renovations
The building is now equipped with barrier-free bathrooms and nursing rooms to make the museum more accessible.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
Oct 13, 2022
‘Break of Dawn’: Extraterrestrial adventures lack momentum
Tomoyuki Kurokawa's anime about a group of children's quest to help an alien return home is a nostalgia trip that takes on weighty themes but slogs toward the end.
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CULTURE / Film
Oct 6, 2022
‘To the Supreme!’: Clever rom-com keeps twists coming
Santa Yamagishi's rom-com about four women with lackluster love interests is cleverly plotted but takes a while to get to the drama.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 12, 2022
Demolition of Tokyo’s iconic Nakagin Capsule Tower officially begins
Fans gathered for a last look at the building, an iconic representation of Japan's metabolist architectural movement.
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MORE SPORTS
Jun 27, 2021
Abdul Hakim Sani Brown withdraws from 200, still has chance for Olympic berth
The 22-year-old could still compete in the Summer Games after running below the qualifying standard earlier this season.
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JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 13, 2021
Ex-top Tokyo prosecutor to face summary indictment over gambling
Hiromu Kurokawa had escaped indictment in July as prosecutors decided he had admitted to the gambling and received social punishment.
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JAPAN
Dec 25, 2020
Japan panel says ex-top prosecutor should be indicted over gambling
Prior to the scandal over his games of mahjong with journalists, Kurokawa had been at the heart of a controversy in which the Abe government was forced to retreat.
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JAPAN / Crime & Legal / LAW OF THE LAND
Jun 18, 2020
Much ado about retirement ages and Japan's politicized bureaucracy
The scandal surrounding top prosecutor Hiromu Kurokawa has kicked off a debate on retirement ages and interference in Japan's civil service.
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JAPAN / Politics
Jun 17, 2020
Japan government drops bill to delay top prosecutors’ retirement
The plan to raise the retirement age sparked an uproar, with many observers worried it would threaten the independence of the judiciary.
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JAPAN / Media / MEDIA MIX
Jun 13, 2020
Prosecutor gambling scandal lifts veil on press access in Japan
Will the incident prompt any major media outlet to change its ways when socializing with sources?
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COMMENTARY / Japan
Jun 10, 2020
Media collaborators threaten press freedom in Japan
Japan has too few good journalists because mainstream media reporters unconsciously begin their stories from the point of view of prized informants.
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JAPAN / Media / MEDIA MIX
May 30, 2020
Resignation raises uncomfortable questions about Japan prosecutors' powers
The public and the media cried foul because Kurokawa was seen to be sympathetic to the interests of the administration of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
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JAPAN / Politics / ANALYSIS
May 24, 2020
Abe’s influence takes a hit with prosecutor scandal and bill reversal
Double punch casts a shadow over administration's signature agenda-setting authority.
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JAPAN
May 21, 2020
Top Tokyo prosecutor with close ties to Abe resigns after gambling exposé
The revelation marks the latest controversy surrounding Kurokawa, who is seen as having a close relationship with the prime minister's administration.
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JAPAN / Politics
May 21, 2020
Top prosecutor Hiromu Kurokawa to resign over gambling expose
A top Japanese prosecutor thought to be favored by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's office intends to step down after a magazine report that he played mahjong for money and did so despite Japan's state of emergency over the new coronavirus, a judicial source said Thursday.
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JAPAN / Politics
May 15, 2020
In blow to Abe, panel delays showdown over prosecutor retirement bill
The bill is a target of protests from the opposition and lawyers, who claim it would enable the politicization of an independent judiciary system.
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JAPAN / Crime & Legal
May 15, 2020
Former prosecutors oppose government bill that selectively postpones retirement
The changes would raise the retirement age for prosecutors, while allowing those in certain roles to postpone retirement with Cabinet approval.
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JAPAN
May 11, 2020
Celebs lead protest tweets over Abe's push to extend prosecutors' terms
Concerns over favoritism for PM-friendly prosecutors at a time when people think the government should be focusing on the coronavirus pandemic.

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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