Events / Events Outside Tokyo Mar 20, 2009

Chill out in Nagano's hot water

by Mario Castro

In Hayao Miyazaki's Oscar-winning fantasy "Spirited Away," the main character, Chihiro, survives by working at a sento (bathhouse) bathing spirits. The sento is depicted as a wooden structure several floors high and as a lively, hectic place where creatures take care of the guests, ...

Reference | FYI Sep 30, 2008

Is Hayao Miyazaki Japan's greatest film director?

by Minoru Matsutani

How great is Hayao Miyazaki? Domestically, three of his movies are among the top five money-earners: His "Spirited Away" from 2001 outstrips even "Titanic" and "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone." Globally, his movies are the darlings of international film festivals. "Spirited Away" took ...

National Mar 26, 2003

'Spirited Away' to blitz U.S., Canada

Buena Vista Pictures, a distribution arm of Walt Disney Co., said Monday that Hayao Miyazaki's Oscar-winning animated film "Spirited Away" will be released at 800 U.S. and Canadian movie theaters on Friday. The film initially played at 26 North American theaters in September and was ...

Hayao Miyazaki mum on Oscar, citing war

National Mar 25, 2003

Hayao Miyazaki mum on Oscar, citing war

Hayao Miyazaki, director of "Spirited Away," which won the Oscar for Best Animated Feature Film, indicated Monday that he finds it hard to celebrate the prize because of what is going on in the world, apparently referring to the war in Iraq. Miyazaki, who did ...