New Godzilla statue debuts in Tokyo shopping mall

Entertainment News Mar 22, 2018

New Godzilla statue debuts in Tokyo shopping mall

A new Godzilla statue was unveiled Thursday at a shopping mall in central Tokyo, fulfilling a prophecy inscribed upon its predecessor that more monsters would loom over the area. The new statue, depicting the Tyrannosaurus-like creature featured in the film "Shin Godzilla" released in 2016, ...

The top entertainment stories of 2016

Culture Dec 30, 2016

The top entertainment stories of 2016

The Japan Times newsroom selected these culture stories as the most important of 2016. 1. Nothing lasts forever: After conflicting reports dominated tabloids, J-pop act SMAP finally announced a breakup planned for New Year's Eve. Regardless of whether it was in-fighting or exhaustion that led ...

Retreat from the heat to the cinema this summer

Film Jun 30, 2016

Retreat from the heat to the cinema this summer

by James Hadfield

The summer blockbuster is dead — or at least, it has ceased to exist as a distinct entity. Four decades after "Jaws" set the template for mass-market Hollywood spectacle, the so-called event movie has expanded its turf so dramatically that July and August, once ...