Hyogo man arrested over crossbow killings of two women

National / Crime & Legal Jun 4, 2020

Hyogo man arrested over crossbow killings of two women

A 23-year-old university student was arrested Thursday on suspicion of killing two women with arrows fired from a crossbow at his home in Takarazuka, Hyogo Prefecture, police said. Suspect Hideaki Nozu, who was arrested at the scene, is believed to have deliberately shot his mother ...

The double delight of 'Grand Hotel'

Stage Apr 26, 2016

The double delight of 'Grand Hotel'

by Nobuko Tanaka

It started life in 1929 as "Menschen im Hotel" ("People in the Hotel"), the first novel by Austrian writer Vicki Baum, but its storyline — set in the Grand Hotel in Berlin in 1928 — first became widely known through 1932's Oscar-winning film "Grand ...

Takarazuka Revue to make second Taiwan tour in August

National Feb 10, 2015

Takarazuka Revue to make second Taiwan tour in August

The all-woman Takarazuka Revue will stage a series of performances in Taiwan in August, the troupe's second appearance before audiences there. The show will run from Aug. 8 to 16 at the National Theater in Taipei. Takarazuka Revue Chairman Koichi Kobayashi, whose grandfather founded the company ...

A revue of Japan's femininity

Art Sep 4, 2014

A revue of Japan's femininity

by Matthew Larking

Ichizo Kobayashi (1873-1957) was the founder of the West Japan Hankyu train line and department store in Osaka's central Umeda district. Arguably his most significant artistic contribution was the establishment of the Takarazuka Music School in 1913, which combined a modern education with the ...