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Netflix is ramping up local production in Southeast Asia, aiming to boost its subscriber base in the region even as U.S. rivals are pulling back.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 19, 2024
Netflix uses ‘Squid Game’ playbook for untapped Southeast Asia
Asia Pacific, accounting for just 11% of Netflix's 2023 revenue may offer significant growth potential due to its large, young demographic.
From movies, anime, manga and even to sports stars, 2023 was a year where global audiences demonstrated their increasing fondness for Japanese soft power.
Dec 27, 2023
From Godzilla to Shohei: Japan's soft power had a big year
Little by little, Japan is getting better at pitching its copious wares overseas, and 2023 proved that.
A screenshot of the website for "The One Piece"
CULTURE / TV & Streaming
Dec 19, 2023
'One Piece' series to be remade on Netflix
Titled "The One Piece," the show is set to be released on streaming services. The release date is yet to be determined.
Hayao Miyazaki came out of retirement this year with “The Boy and the Heron,” which opened to critical acclaim and has so far earned ¥8.56 billion — a good showing but not enough to take the top spot at the box office for the year.
CULTURE / Film / 2023 in Review
Nov 30, 2023
The year that defined the post-Miyazaki era
The success of “Oshi no Ko,” “Detective Conan” and “The Super Mario Bros. Movie” proved that anime is the mainstream now.
Monkey D. Luffy (Inaki Godoy), a young wannabe pirate who leads a crew of misfits driven by personal missions, is defined by his ability to stretch his body, making him elastic and indestructible in every way.
CULTURE / TV & Streaming
Sep 16, 2023
‘One Piece’: Netflix tries to translate the anime magic (again)
Based on a remarkably endurable manga and anime franchise, the live-action series may satisfy fans, but most of the personality of the original is gone.
Japan Times
Mar 3, 2023
ChatGPT turns to manga in 'One Piece' author experiment
The AI program has passed exams, penned news articles and produced code. So perhaps it's no surprise that 'One Piece' author Eiichiro Oda has turned to it for inspiration.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music / 2022 in Review
Dec 23, 2022
The big J-pop hits of 2022? They came from TikTok and anime.
Acts such as Kaze Fujii and Sekai No Owari found success via viral trends, while artists like Ado and Aimer topped the charts thanks to anime collaborations.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film / 2022 in Review
Dec 22, 2022
Anime continued its dominance in 2022
Anime proved to be bankable content in chaotic times, with 'One Piece' and 'Dragon Ball' scoring big at the box office, while major streaming services expanded their anime offerings.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film / 2022 in Review
Dec 16, 2022
Marginalized voices in film spoke louder in 2022
While Ryusuke Hamaguchi's 'Drive My Car' and Chie Hayakawa's 'Plan 75' received wide acclaim at home and abroad, the Japanese film industry took stock of a sobering reality.
Japan Times
Aug 21, 2020
Da-iCE is set to roll out pop singles to satisfy your senses — all of them
J-pop act Da-iCE's first single for a project based on the five senses was selected to be the opening theme song for the anime TV series, “One Piece.”
Japan Times
LIFE / Style & Design
Aug 25, 2019
The changing face of fashion in Japan
Collaborations, ethical statements and flashback trends — is Japanese fashion going through an identity crisis?
Japan Times
Jan 29, 2019
Shueisha starts free online distribution of popular manga in English, except in East Asia
Comic book publisher Shueisha Inc. has started free online distribution in English of some of its popular series in the hope of tapping new markets.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Nov 30, 2018
Statue of 'One Piece' character Monkey D. Luffy unveiled in Kumamoto
A statue of cartoon character Luffy from megahit comic and animated TV series "One Piece" was unveiled Friday in front of the Kumamato Prefectural Government building.
Japan Times
Sep 23, 2017
'One Piece': Manga still popular, influential after two decades
Eiichiro Oda's long-running contemporary manga "One Piece" is the undisputed king of Japanese pop culture today.
Japan Times
Jul 31, 2017
Let's discuss "One Piece"
Popular manga 'One Piece' will become a live-action TV drama through a collaboration with a Hollywood production team.
Japan Times
Jul 21, 2017
Popular manga 'One Piece' to be remade into live-action TV drama
Popular manga "One Piece" will become a live-action TV drama through a collaboration with a Hollywood production team, according to the firm that publishes the series.
Japan Times
Jul 22, 2016
Toei flick with smartphone-based voice guidance to debut for vision-impaired
The nation's first movie to feature voice guidance via smartphone will debut Saturday for the visually impaired.
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
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Jun 15, 2015
'One Piece' sets Guinness World record for manga
The popular manga series "One Piece" was officially recognized by Guinness World Records on Monday as the comic book series with the most copies published by a single author.
Oct 4, 2014
Manga, the Rising Sun and Abe's history problem
During his recent visit to the United Nations, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe reasserted his eagerness to improve relations with Japan's East Asian neighbors, but the reaction from Beijing and Seoul was tepid.


Father's Day is said to have come to Japan around 1950, shortly after the establishment of Mother's Day.
The evolving nature of fatherhood in Japan