Letterman, 70, ends retirement to host Netflix TV series

Aug 9, 2017

Letterman, 70, ends retirement to host Netflix TV series

Late-night television king David Letterman is kissing retirement goodbye to bounce back onto the small screen and host a new series for Netflix, the U.S. streaming giant said Tuesday. Six hour-long episodes in the still-unnamed series will combine in-depth interviews with out-of-studio segments expressing Letterman's ...

South Korean director urges new rules over Netflix movies at theaters

Jun 15, 2017

South Korean director urges new rules over Netflix movies at theaters

A top South Korean director called Wednesday for new rules on screening Netflix films in cinemas as local chains boycott his blockbuster over the U.S. streaming giant's online policy. The movie "Okja", directed by Bong Joon-ho, sparked controversy at this year's Cannes film festival over ...

Netflix may fix Japan movie-financing dilemma: director Naomi Kawase

Jun 9, 2017

Netflix may fix Japan movie-financing dilemma: director Naomi Kawase

Japan's Cannes prodigy Naomi Kawase believes Netflix can help unleash the creativity of her country's film industry, despite the eruption of a row over the American streaming giant that marred the French film festival. Kawase, a regular at the world's most prestigious film festival since ...

The arrested development of female prisons

/ | Jun 3, 2017

The arrested development of female prisons

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Though the prison population in Japan is remarkably small compared to other countries, there have been increases in recent years among certain demographics. The media is particularly sensitive to elderly inmates. Less remarked upon are female prisoners. A Ministry of Justice study released last year ...