Tag - naruto



Japan Times
Jun 14, 2019
'Naruto' ninja-themed area to open at amusement park at base of Mount Fuji
The operator of the Fuji-Q Highland amusement park at the foot of Mount Fuji will open a new area themed on the smash-hit "Naruto" ninja anime series on July 26, giving visitors a chance to explore the character's world in the shadow of Japan's highest peak.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Regional voices: Chubu
Feb 18, 2019
World's masterpieces cast in Shigaraki ceramic at museum in Shikoku
The Otsuka Museum of Art in Naruto, Tokushima Prefecture, drew a lot of attention last year when popular singer-songwriter Kenshi Yonezu held his first live TV performance there on Dec. 31 for NHK's year-end "Kohaku Uta Gassen" ("Red and White Song Battle") music contest.
Feb 8, 2019
Wrestler retires for bullying apprentice
The Japan Sumo Association on Friday accepted the retirement of a sumo wrestler who repeatedly choked and bullied a lower-ranked apprentice wrestler at the stable run by Bulgarian-born former ozeki Kotooshu.
Japan Times
Jan 31, 2019
Apprentice wrestler choked, bullied at Kotooshu-run stable
An underage apprentice sumo wrestler has been the subject of repeated physical abuse and bullying at the stable run by Bulgarian-born former ozeki Kotooshu, the Japan Sumo Association announced Thursday.
Japan Times
Aug 8, 2018
Manga and kabuki collide in an action-packed 'Naruto'
Here's a sight you may not expect at a kabuki performance: A blue-haired boy bolts toward a massive snake that writhes menacingly on stage. He brings his sword down on the beast, slicing it into sections that fall apart dramatically. I thought a kabuki performance would've been a bit less extravagant, but actor Nakamura Hayato says a scene like this isn't entirely out of place.
Japan Times
LIFE / Travel
Mar 23, 2018
No right way to complete Shikoku's 88-temple pilgrimage
"Get in the car." An old woman in thick glasses and a knitted hat gestures from her seat behind the wheel.
Japan Times
Nov 26, 2017
Diana Garnet sings the praises of anime
It has become one of the most common questions I'm asked after talks at anime conventions in the United States: How can I get a job in the Japanese pop culture industry — not here, but in Japan?
Jul 14, 2017
Kawasaki K-1 kickboxer rescues men trapped after fiery head-on crash in Tokushima
A K-1 kickboxer rescued two men who became trapped after their vehicles collided in Naruto, Tokushima Prefecture, the police said.
Japan Times
Mar 18, 2016
Tencent taps ninja Naruto to chase China's $31 billion anime market
A blue-eyed ninja with spiky blond hair and whisker marks is leading Tencent Holdings Ltd.'s campaign to capture the eyes and wallets of China's anime fans.
Japan Times
LIFE / Digital / ON: GAMES
Apr 23, 2013
The collectables
Game otaku rejoice! A bounty of treasures is available while limited-edition supplies last, from commemorative figurines to superkawaii retro backpacks.


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