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MEDIA

Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Aug 7, 2013
'The 15th Entertainment Art Exhibition'
The first "Entertainment Art Exhibition" began as a charity project in 1999, and it has held exhibitions in museums and cultural centers around Japan ever since. For its 15th year, the exhibition aims to help support areas recovering from the Great East Japan Earthquake by displaying works based on "Human Dignity," a theme to show celebrities' solidarity with those suffering from the aftermath of the disaster.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / FOCUS
Aug 6, 2013
Grahams shepherded Post through tumultuous eight decades
It began with a bankruptcy sale in 1933, when a Republican businessman and presidential confidant reinvented himself as a newspaper publisher in the nation's capital. It ended with an announcement that his descendants had sold the newspaper to an Internet wizard who lives in the Washington on the other side of the country.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies / ANALYSIS
Aug 6, 2013
Purchase harks back to age of newspaper titans
The Graham family's decision to sell The Washington Post to Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos underscores the re-emergence of wealthy individuals at the helm of major metro dailies as newspapers seek a refuge from the battering they have experienced on Wall Street.
Japan Times
WORLD
Aug 1, 2013
Queen's secret speech for WWIII revealed
British government files from 1983, opened to the public for the first time Wednesday, include an official's view of the message Queen Elizabeth II would have broadcast to the nation in the event of World War III.
Japan Times
Events / Events Outside Tokyo
Jul 25, 2013
Hentai animation night at YCAM
The word "hentai" has two meanings in Japanese, referring both to "metamorphosis" and "abnormality/perversion." On Saturday, Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media will screen a series of 13 hentai films — covering the wackiest, weirdest animated shorts in which the characters also undergo various kinds of metamorphosis.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media
Jul 20, 2013
Social media becomes stalkers' tool
The first man who knocked on the Fauquier County, Va., woman's door told her they had been emailing and he was there for sex. Shocked and perplexed because they hadn't corresponded, the woman sent him away.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Issues / THE FOREIGN ELEMENT
Jul 15, 2013
Trolls or media watchdogs?: Japan's foreign-born defenders
Have the foreign media got it in for Japan? Do they unduly focus on, and sensationalize, Fukushima radiation leaks, alleged racial intolerance and the self-aggrandizing policy pronouncements of the reborn Liberal Democratic Party?
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 15, 2013
Kochs use Web to slam critical reports
When environmental journalist David Sassoon began reporting about the billionaire Koch brothers' interests in the Canadian oil industry last year, he sought information from their privately held conglomerate, Koch Industries. The brothers, who have gained prominence in recent years as supporters of and donors to conservative causes and candidates, were not playing. Despite Sassoon's repeated requests, Koch Industries declined to respond to him or his news site, InsideClimate News.
WORLD / FOCUS
Jul 14, 2013
Media outlets rethink news embargo ethics
It's said that the news never stops. But often, its timing is stage-managed.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Jul 10, 2013
Surveying the city from a different viewpoint
Beside Stephan Balkenhol's sculpture "Big Head with Three Part Relief" a note reads, "Nothing here is as it should be." This figureless "head" set against a black void represents "Mr. Everyman," that common figure, detached from his surround and considering his place in the world.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Jul 10, 2013
'Why Not Live for Art? II: 9 Collectors Reveal Their Treasures'
First held in 2004, this exhibition is the second by Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery to present works owned by individual collectors. In the past 10 years, art collecting has become more common and the network between collectors has expanded. As the gallery revisits the world of private acquisitions, it also reflects on how art collection has changed.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Jul 3, 2013
'Shuji Terayama: Knock'
Commemorating 30 years since the passing of avant-garde writer and artist Shuji Terayama, this exhibition brings together artifacts from his 30-hour street play, "Knock."
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Jul 3, 2013
'Yokai: Demons, Folklore Creatures and GeGeGe no Kitaro'
In collaboration with broadcasters NHK, the Mitsui Memorial Museum continues its annual summer exhibition series with an exploration of the history of the ghosts and demons of Japanese folklore: the yokai. Through an extensive collection of noh masks, handscrolls, ukiyo-e (woodblock prints) and more, the exhibition spans the history of yokai from the Middle Ages to today.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Jul 3, 2013
'War/Art 1940-1950: Sequences and Transformations of Modernism'
Japanese art of the 1940s is usually divided into that of pre-World War II, wartime and post-war works. Here, however, the modern art museums of Kamakura and Hayama are, for the first time, presenting their 1940s works collectively as products of the entire decade. The show aims to reveal the rich artistic creativity that existed during that time, as well as chart seminal developments in Japan's modernism.
WORLD / FOCUS
Jul 3, 2013
U.K. paper punches way above its weight
For a newspaper that's small and underweight even by British standards, The Guardian has a knack for making some big noises, both in its home market and across the pond.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 13, 2013
News Corp. publishing arm breakup plan wins approval
After years of being criticized by investors for his love of newspapers, News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch is now a step closer to cleaving off his declining publishing business.
WORLD
Jun 3, 2013
In Britain, a debate over freedom of the tweet
After the recent slaying of a British soldier in a suspected Islamist extremist attack, angry social media users took to Twitter and Facebook, with some dispatching racially and religiously charged comments that got them quickly noticed on the busy boulevards of the Internet.
BUSINESS / Tech
May 22, 2013
Yahoo's Tumblr deal carries risks, rewards
Yahoo has concluded that Tumblr, the social blogging service, is worth a whopping $1.1 billion. Will the bet prove a good one?
Japan Times
WORLD / FOCUS
May 21, 2013
Records offer rare glimpse into Justice leak probe
When the Justice Department began investigating possible leaks of classified information about North Korea in 2009, investigators did more than obtain telephone records of a working journalist suspected of receiving the secret material.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
May 21, 2013
Yahoo OKs $1.1 billion purchase of Tumblr: WSJ
Yahoo Inc.'s board has approved a $1.1 billion acquisition of Tumblr Inc., a service that hosts 108 million blogs, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing unidentified sources familiar with the matter.

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Historically, kabuki was considered the entertainment of the merchant and peasant classes, a far cry from how it is regarded today.
For Japan's oldest kabuki theater, the show must go on