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The Takarazuka Grand Theater in the city of Takarazuka, Hyogo Prefecture. A former top star of the Takarazuka Revue has been arrested for fraud.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
May 23, 2024
Former Takarazuka star arrested over alleged ¥10 million fraud
Police allege that Terumi Ogura convinced an acquaintance to invest the money by deceiving her that she was planning to produce a movie.
Koji Murakami, chairman of Takarazuka Revue (left), and Yasuo Shimada, the president of Hankyu Hanshin Holdings (center), apologize during a news conference in Osaka Prefecture on Thursday.
Mar 29, 2024
Takarazuka theater admits to all harassment claims in actress death
Many of her seniors who perpetrated the harassment submitted personal letters of apology to the family, according to a lawyer representing the family.
Lawyer Hiroshi Kawahito, who represents the bereaved family of a Takarazuka Revue member who died last year, speaks during a news conference in Tokyo on Tuesday.
JAPAN / Society
Feb 28, 2024
Takarazuka Revue admits power harassment against dead member
According to the lawyer, Takarazuka Revue has indicated its readiness to apologize.
The talent agency formerly known as Johnny & Associates announced it would change its name after acknowledging the long history of abuse company founder Johnny Kitagawa inflicted on young men. The news was followed by the removal of company signage bearing Kitagawa’s name.
CULTURE / Music / Sound Off
Dec 2, 2023
The entertainment story of the year is long overdue
As entertainment heavyweights Johnny & Associates and Takarazuka Revue are hit by scandals, hope for reform emerges with changing attitudes toward abuse.
Takarazuka Grand Theater in Takarazuka, Hyogo Prefecture
Nov 20, 2023
Scandal-hit Takarazuka to set up experts panel to improve culture
Japan's all-female theater troupe Takarazuka Revue will set up a panel of experts possibly by year-end as it seeks to improve its corporate culture.
Filmmaker Takeshi Kitano speaks at the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan in Tokyo on Wednesday.
Nov 16, 2023
'Bad treatment happens' in Japan's showbiz world: Takeshi Kitano
The country's entertainment industry has always tended to treat performers as commodities, the iconic Japanese filmmaker and comedian said.
Kenshi Koba, chairman of the Takarazuka theater group, bows his head in apology during a news conference in Takarazuka, Hyogo Prefecture, on Tuesday.
JAPAN / Society
Nov 14, 2023
No link to bullying in Takarazuka theater actress's suicide: panel
Although there was no evidence of harassment in the all-female musical theater troupe, the actress was most likely under immense pressure, the panel said.
Hiroshi Kawahito, a lawyer representing the bereaved family of a 25-year-old actress who was with the Takarazuka Revue theater company, speaks during a news conference on Friday in Tokyo.
Nov 10, 2023
Japan theater actress' suicide due to overwork and bullying: lawyer
Bereaved family members are demanding an apology and compensation from the Takarazuka Revue all-female musical theater company.
Japan Times
Sep 13, 2020
School for Takarazuka Revue trainees abolishes harassment-like rules
School officials said although they still plan to maintain discipline, they have decided to scrap the rules in consideration of growing awareness over harassment issues.
Japan Times
Jun 28, 2020
Chrono Genesis wins Takarazuka Kinen
Second-favorite Chrono Genesis blitzed the field Sunday to claim the Takarazuka Kinen at Hanshin Racecourse.
Japan Times
JAPAN / 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.
Japan Times
Jun 23, 2019
Lys Gracieux claims second G1 win at Takarazuka Kinen
Third-favorite Lys Gracieux claimed her second Grade-1 victory on Sunday at the 60th running of the Takarazuka Kinen.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Oct 21, 2018
Takarazuka Revue troupe takes its show infused with 'woman power' to Taiwan
Japan's all-woman Takarazuka Revue has kicked off its third Taiwan tour in Taipei with a performance filled with grandeur and style showcasing its unique brand of "woman power."
Japan Times
Jun 24, 2018
Mikki Rocket claims first G1 win at Takarazuka Kinen
Seventh-favorite Mikki Rocket picked up his first Grade 1 victory on Sunday at the 59th running of the Takarazuka Kinen, the first of Japan's two "all-star" races each year.
Japan Times
Apr 28, 2018
JSA to rethink ring ban on women but confirms they can enter in emergencies
The Japan Sumo Association is re-examining its ban after women who were treating a stricken mayor in the ring for stroke were told to leave.
Japan Times
Apr 6, 2018
Amid uproar over gender discrimination in sumo, female mayor barred from speaking from the ring
Request to give speech from inside a dohyu014d was denied Friday as the sport's rules on gender gain international spotlight.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Mar 3, 2018
Japan's famed Takarazuka Revue adds a touch of Taiwan for next tour there
The all-women Takarazuka Revue musical troupe says its Star Troupe will unveil a production inspired by a Taiwanese puppet show during its third tour of the island nation later this year.
Japan Times
Jun 25, 2017
Satono Crown takes Takarazuka Kinen title
Mirco Demuro-ridden third pick Satono Crown won the Takarazuka Kinen on Sunday for his second career Grade 1 victory.
May 31, 2016
Takarazuka becomes fourth municipality in Japan to recognize same-sex unions
The city of Takarazuka, Hyogo Prefecture, on Wednesday began issuing certificates recognizing same-sex partnerships as equivalent to marriage, the fourth local government in Japan to do so.
Japan Times
Apr 26, 2016
The double delight of 'Grand Hotel'
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 Hotel" starring silver-screen idols John...


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