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CULTURE / Books
May 7, 2022
Manga of book on Soviet women's war tales captivates Japanese readers
A manga adaptation of a Nobel winner's book on the experiences of women who served in the Soviet Union's campaign against Germany in World War II is proving a timely success among Japanese readers looking to better understand war amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Japan Times
SUMO / INSIDE SUMO
May 4, 2022
Fan-produced content boosts sumo's international visibility
With few dedicated English-language journalists covering sumo, the importance of fan-produced translations, blogs and reports remains high.
Japan Times
MORE SPORTS
Apr 20, 2022
Duel in the Pool between U.S. and Australia to return in Sydney
The three-day event at Sydney's Olympic Park from Aug. 19-21 will bring together 30 Olympic, Paralympic and national team swimmers from both countries.
Japan Times
CULTURE
Apr 16, 2022
Magic: The Gathering taps into Japanese pop culture
The cyberpunk-themed Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty expansion set enchants its dedicated fan base with world-renowned artists.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Books
Apr 14, 2022
Inside the curious creations of Fujiko A. Fujio
Motoo Abiko, aka Fujiko A. Fujio, made his mark by testing the boundaries of the manga genre with quirky concepts and dark humor.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
Apr 7, 2022
‘Odd Taxi: In the Woods’: Tokyo joyride runs out of steam
Baku Kinoshita's theatrical version of an anime series about animal urbanites is leaner than the original but loses much of its charm.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
Apr 7, 2022
‘Kingdom of the Apes’: Corporate power games leave a bloody mess
Shugo Fujii tackles a familiar story line in his new film “Kingdom of the Apes”: An intrepid journalist investigates a coverup, incurring the wrath of the powers-that-be. It is a narrative that was injected with topical relevance in the 2019 hit “The Journalist,” directed by Michihito Fujii (no...
Japan Times
CULTURE / Books
Apr 3, 2022
Chesil's coming-of-age tale gives voice to the silenced
'The Color of the Sky Is the Shape of the Heart' is a short but heartfelt novel that tells an explicitly Zainichi story.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Apr 1, 2022
With flights still cut, Japan's airline workers make the best of jobs on the ground
Unable to perform their usual duties, many staffers have remained seconded, sometimes keeping them in a very different environment but enabling them to learn new skills.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
Mar 31, 2022
‘One Day, You Will Reach the Sea’: A haunting ode to those who couldn’t say goodbye
Yukino Kishii gives a controlled performance as a woman struggling to deal with the disappearance of a former friend in Ryutaro Nakagawa's drama.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
Mar 26, 2022
‘Mlabri in the Woods’ offers a rare look at former hunter-gatherers
Director Yu Kaneko's documentary about an ethnic group living in the hills of Laos and northern Thailand began with an encounter with a Japanese linguist fluent in the Mlabri language.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan / ANALYSIS
Mar 22, 2022
Why hasn't Japan signed the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons?
Despite having signed up to other agreements on the issue, and having public backing for the idea, politics has gotten in the way of a step forward on the treaty.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Mar 4, 2022
It's not what Biden said in the State of the Union, but what he failed to say
Many people in Japan are still uneasy, if not disappointed, about Biden's lack of reference to China in his State of the Union.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Mar 3, 2022
Five ways to look at Biden’s State of the Union speech
Biden's first formal State of the Union checked off all the required boxes. It was fine, most of it wasn't memorable and It will neither help him nor hurt him politically.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
Mar 3, 2022
‘The Last 10 Years’: Keep a hanky handy for this weepy romance
Michihito Fujii's splashy terminal illness drama can't help succumbing to the usual genre tropes.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Books
Feb 27, 2022
'Scattered All Over the Earth': Yoko Tawada's utopia rejects present-day conventions
The Japanese writer's latest release is a thoroughly modern novel that reflects the seismic changes technology and globalization have wrought on humanity.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 24, 2022
Medical experts in Japan concerned that omicron symptoms will be mistaken for hay fever
This year's hay fever season has arrived amid the spread of the omicron variant, which often leads to similar symptoms, such as sneezing and a running nose.
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CULTURE / Film
Feb 24, 2022
‘Chronicle in the Ruins’: An intimate look at a family’s rise from the ashes
Masato and Maori Hara's documentary poignantly captures the weight of memory and loss by incorporating footage recovered in the aftermath of the fire that destroyed their family home.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
Feb 17, 2022
‘The Takatsu River’: A homey hometown drama
Yoshinari Nishikori offers a relatively upbeat take on a well-worn story of a rural Japanese community in decline.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Books
Feb 17, 2022
‘Woman Running in the Mountains’ carries on the literary legacy of Yuko Tsushima
Geraldine Harcourt's road to translating Yuko Tsushima's stories parallels the writer's artistic conceits: a fiercely independent woman determined to construct her own path.

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