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TAKARAZUKA

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CULTURE / Music / They're Playing Our Song
Sep 5, 2015
A song to start a whole new beginning
Three years after World War II ended, my grandmother's friend told her she should apply to join the Takarazuka Revue, an all-female musical theater troupe that was established in the city of Takarazuka, Hyogo Prefecture, in 1913.
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CULTURE / Stage
Jul 7, 2015
New head of Takarazuka troupe looks to the future
The new head of the Takarazuka Revue Company says he aims to lay the foundations for the musical theater troupe to continue to flourish long into the future, after the all-female company celebrated its 100th anniversary last year.
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JAPAN
Jun 26, 2015
LDP politician says Takarazuka LGBT initiative will turn city into 'center of HIV infections'
An assembly member in Takarazuka, Hyogo Prefecture, said the municipal government's efforts to support sexual minorities will encourage such people to move there and make the city "the center of HIV infections."
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CULTURE / Film
May 13, 2015
As Geki×Cine raises its game, Amami goes into battle for her man
Geki×Cine isn't really film and it isn't theater, but rather an intriguing blend of the two. With geki meaning "stage," and "cine" representing film, the finished productions are shown on the big screen. So are they stage-to-screen adaptations? Most certainly not. More accurately, they are stage plays...
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CULTURE / Stage
Mar 4, 2015
John Caird delivers home truths with 'Twelfth Night'
As an Honorary Associate Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, John Caird may be one of the leading pillars of the English theater establishment, but in a recent interview with The Japan Times, this acclaimed director of plays, musicals and opera declared, "In a sense, some part of me is becoming...
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CULTURE / Stage
Feb 25, 2015
Takarazuka double-bill special marks the end of a Star star's era
The 101-year-old all-female Takarazuka Revue company is currently staging a double bill of "Like a Black Panther" and "Dear Diamond!!" at its Takarazuka Grand Theater in the city of Takarazuka, Hyogo Prefecture, prior to a long Tokyo run from late March that will see its top star, Reon Yuzuki, take her...
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JAPAN
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.
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CULTURE / Film
Nov 13, 2014
Film fest fans can get a fix at any number of events this month
The Tokyo International Film Festival may be finished, but movie buffs still have a lot of choices for festivals this month.
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CULTURE / Art
Sep 4, 2014
A revue of Japan's femininity
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 training...
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CULTURE / Stage
Nov 27, 2013
Takarazuka dances to a different tune
What happens when Takarazuka, Japan's longest-running all-female theater troupe, takes on Masayuki Suo's hit movie "Shall We Dance?," which won 14 Japanese Academy Awards in 1996 and aired internationally in 16 countries?
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JAPAN
Sep 11, 2013
Producers of musicals take shows overseas
As the population shrinks and competition from overseas stiffens, even the most popular local theater troupes are finding it increasingly difficult to attract new fans at home. So now they're taking their shows abroad.
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CULTURE / Stage
Apr 14, 2013
Takarazuka: Japan's newest 'traditional' theater turns 100
Ask your average Japanese person or non-native Japanophile to name a “traditional” form of domestic theater and the classics such as kabuki and noh would feature prominently.
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CULTURE / Stage
Apr 14, 2013
Star Troupe's top otokoyaku star speaks out
Ahead of their current Taiwan tour, Yuzuki Reon, the current top otokoyaku (male-role actress) with the Takarazuka Revue, took time out between rehearsals at the city-center Tokyo Takarazuka Theater to share with readers of The Japan Times something of her view from such a lofty show-biz height.
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JAPAN
Apr 7, 2013
Japan's storied all-female Takarazuka theater troupe wows Taiwan
The Takarazuka musical theater troupe began a series of performances in Taiwan on Saturday, the all-female group's first show on the island since its formation in Hyogo Prefecture 99 years ago.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Voices / VIEWS FROM THE STREET
Oct 2, 2012
Tokyo: Which theater form — kabuki, noh or Takarazuka — would you say best represents modern Japan?
Sayuri Nakajima
JAPAN
Mar 31, 2010
40 budding stars pass Takarazuka exam
KOBE (Kyodo) Forty young ladies on Tuesday passed the final entrance exam of the prestigious Takarazuka Music School in Takarazuka, Hyogo Prefecture, with successful candidates rejoicing as they found their exam number on the notice board.
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JAPAN / EXPLAINER
Jun 23, 2009
Fans make troupe phenomenon it is
Takarazuka Revue Co., Japan's all-female musical troupe, is a love-it or hate-it theatrical landmark.
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JAPAN
Mar 31, 2009
40 pass test to enter Takarazuka
KOBE (Kyodo) The Takarazuka Music School announced Monday that 40 girls passed its highly competitive entrance exam to receive training to become a member of the famous all-female acting troupe.
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JAPAN
May 7, 2004
Takarazuka groupies do it by the book
Akiko Okawara, 37, comes to Tokyo Takarazuka Theater almost every day to catch a stage-door glimpse of Sumire Haruno, a top star who plays a male role in the Takarazuka all-female theater troupe, even when she is not taking in the show.

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