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STAR WARS

Japan Times
CULTURE / TV & Streaming
Oct 3, 2021
In ‘Star Wars: Visions,’ Lucasfilm and anime join forces, and go rogue
The Disney+ collaboration between Lucasfilm and seven anime studios pays tribute to the Japanese influence on “Star Wars” — and throws out the canon.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Oct 21, 2020
Pitt's 'Fight Club' jacket, 'Pretty Woman' boots up for sale in memorabilia auction
Film fans will have the chance to get their hands on the thigh-high patent leather boots worn by Julia Roberts in "Pretty Woman" or Tom Cruise's "Top Gun" bomber jacket when nearly 1,000 items of movie memorabilia go on sale in an auction in December.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art / Kateigaho International Japan Edition
Sep 26, 2020
Painting with an airbrush: Meet contemporary ukiyo-e artist Masumi Ishikawa
Woodblock prints collaborations portraying major musicians and films have spurred new interest in ukiyo-e.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Aug 3, 2020
Scientists inspired by 'Star Wars' create artificial skin able to feel
Singapore researchers have developed "electronic skin" capable of recreating a sense of touch, an innovation they hope will allow people with prosthetic limbs to detect objects, as well as feel texture, or even temperature and pain.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Society
Dec 24, 2019
Disney cuts lesbian kiss from 'Star Wars' in Singapore
Disney has cut a lesbian kiss from the latest "Star Wars" movie, Singapore's media regulator said on Tuesday, so that more children can watch it.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Dec 23, 2019
In 'Star Wars' economy, one thing doesn't pay
Junkyards and scavengers are everywhere in the series. So why do they waste so much valuable scrap?
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Dec 23, 2019
'Rise of Skywalker' debuts at $374 million, below recent 'Star Wars' films
"Star Wars" movie "The Rise of Skywalker" opened in theaters with $374 million in global ticket sales over the weekend as fans rushed to see the final chapter in the long-running film saga, distributor Walt Disney Co. said on Sunday.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Jul 2, 2019
Jedi Johnson? U.K. leadership hopeful keeps a lightsaber in his office
Boris Johnson, the favorite to become Britain's next prime minister, said he identified closely with the Jedi Knights — the lightsaber-wielding mythical warrior monks of the Star Wars movies.
Japan Times
LIFE / Style & Design
May 12, 2019
Can a new era prepare Japanese style to let go of Heisei trends?
It's early days of Reiwa, but so far, Japan's fashion industry looks set to continue playing it safe in the new era.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
May 3, 2019
Actor Peter Mayhew, who portrayed Chewbacca in 'Star Wars,' dies at 74
British-born actor Peter Mayhew, who played Chewbacca the Wookiee, the loyal, furry companion of space buccaneer Han Solo in five of the "Star Wars" movies, has died at age 74, his family said.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Apr 13, 2019
'Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker' sees return of Emperor Palpatine
The ninth film in the original "Star Wars" saga will be called "The Rise of Skywalker," and will feature the return of the evil Emperor Palpatine to threaten the young heroine Rey and the Resistance, Walt Disney Co. revealed Friday.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Oct 3, 2018
The bots awaken: Half of 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' haters were trolls or not even human, study says
How much did movie fans hate "Star Wars: The Last Jedi"?
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Jan 16, 2018
The cosmic talents of Noriyoshi Ohrai
It must have been nonstop monsters, warships, hunks and epic boobage for much of Noriyoshi Ohrai's life.
COMMENTARY / World
Dec 23, 2017
What makes 'The Last Jedi' so fascinating
'The Last Jedi' is an awful lot of fun, and it's that rare blockbuster that makes you think.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
Dec 15, 2017
'Star Wars' fans get a first look at 'The Last Jedi'
The planets have aligned and the Force is even stronger for the "Star Wars" community. On Thursday evening, hundreds of fans filled Toho Cinemas Roppongi for one of the first global premieres of "The Last Jedi," the latest film in the well-loved series, with many attendees dressing up as their favorite...
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
Dec 7, 2017
When Rey met Luke: The saga continues in 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'
It has been two years since I last sat down to speak with Daisy Ridley, the heroine in a new generation of "Star Wars" films. A lot has changed since then.
Japan Times
LIFE / Travel
Sep 29, 2017
Akizuki: Romantic scenes meet 'Star Wars' lore in picturesque samurai town
The sakura trees that line the main boulevard in Akizuki are far from blooming. That moment is still half a year away, when the trees along the avenue flower to become one of Fukuoka Prefecture's best spots for cherry blossoms.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 12, 2017
Star Wars-themed folding screen displayed at Kyoto temple
A folding screen painted in ink featuring main characters of the Star Wars movie was unveiled Tuesday at Byodoin, a Buddhist temple on UNESCO's World Heritage list in Kyoto Prefecture, ahead of the release of the latest episode in December.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
Mar 1, 2017
Hollywood is losing Japan box office to gender-bender tale 'Your Name.'
Move over, Hollywood — Japanese moviegoers are shopping local these days.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
Jan 24, 2017
Episode VIII title 'The Last Jedi' sends 'Star Wars' fans wild
The next Star Wars film will be called, "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," the film studio Disney announced on Monday.

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