Message trumps the medium at JMAF

Feb 5, 2015

Message trumps the medium at JMAF

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When Canadian philosopher Marshall McLuhan coined the phrase "The medium is the message" in the mid-1960s, the ensuing dialogue on media theory encouraged an approach that persists to the present day: to examine new types of technology through the societal and cultural changes that ...

Hibiya rally tries to keep nuclear foes on message

Mar 12, 2013

Hibiya rally tries to keep nuclear foes on message

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Far away from disaster-hit Tohoku, people gathered Monday in Tokyo's Hibiya Park to offer silent prayers on the second anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake. "Let's think of those who lost their lives. Let's remember that each of their lives was precious," singer Tokiko ...

Nagisa Oshima: a leading force in film

Jan 17, 2013

Nagisa Oshima: a leading force in film

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Film director Nagisa Oshima, who died in Fujisawa, Kanagawa Prefecture, of pneumonia on Tuesday at age 80, was a leader of Japan's postwar New Wave movement. In the West, however, he became best known for a 1976 film "Ai no Corrida" ("In the Realm of ...