Nagisa Oshima: a leading force in film

Film Jan 17, 2013

Nagisa Oshima: a leading force in film

by Mark Schilling

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 ...

Grassroots group forms to fight antidancing law

Music Jun 14, 2012

Grassroots group forms to fight antidancing law

by Mark Jarnes

Around 200 people gathered on the dancefloor of Kyoto's Club World on Sunday — but they weren't dancing. In fact, that's exactly what they were there to protest: a 1984 addition to the 1948 Fuzoku Eigyo Torishimariho (Entertainment Business Control Law) that prohibits late-night dancing ...