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Japan Times
Sep 4, 2013
Pianist Ai Kuwabara to live out her dream on stage at Tokyo Jazz Festival
Pianist Ai Kuwabara is waxing nostalgic at the offices of her record label, East Works Entertainment, in Tokyo's Minato Ward.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Aug 30, 2013
One Direction's new movie is a sign of the times
Those of us discreetly looking forward to a theatrically released film featuring One Direction were perhaps hoping for something more captivating and ingenious than a glorified electronic press kit. We wanted something that didn't represent the depthless, scandal-mongering, narrow-minded, pleasure-seeking...
Japan Times
Aug 29, 2013
Japan's love affair with Chekhov
"I have rarely seen a great production of any Chekhov play in Japan. Sometimes, I've even wanted to ask how they managed to make them so tedious."
Aug 28, 2013
Twenty years ago, Cornelius releases the track that defined Shibuya-kei
The song "The Sun is My Enemy," released 20 years ago on Sept. 1, 1993, may have only reached No. 15 on the Japanese singles charts, but its importance lingers.
Aug 15, 2013
A political maelstrom in the South China Sea
However arbiters decide in the Philippines' complaint against China over conflicting claims in the South China Sea, it appears that China will simply refuse to abide by it.
Aug 13, 2013
Okinawa minister to tour ex-U.S. bases in Philippines
Cabinet minister Ichita Yamamoto may visit former U.S. bases in the Philippines next month to inspect how they were successfully converted into commercial zones, in hopes of applying their experiences to returned U.S. installations in Okinawa.
Japan Times
Aug 9, 2013
World War I: We are as blind to our times as a lovelorn boy was in 1913
The inscription carved into the huge beech tree, which stands on a hill path in Gloucestershire, England, reads "PM 10/9/13 MKN."
Japan Times
Aug 7, 2013
'Léonard Foujita from the Collection of the Pola Museum of Art'
Japan Times
Aug 3, 2013
Chicago's young rappers find their voice in a violent city
Human tragedy has always been processed through song, and this summer it's happening most vividly in the city where America's blues turned electric.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music / FUJI ROCK 2013
Jul 31, 2013
A year of tough choices at Fuji
Wandering around on the opening day of this year's Fuji Rock, I got the impression that numbers were down on previous years. Of course, anyone who has ever been stuck in the event's seemingly never-ending lines for the portable toilets — or who's been shut out from seeing their favorite band as the...
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music / FUJI ROCK 2013
Jul 31, 2013
Jamie xx
This is your third time at Fuji Rock, you must like it?
Japan Times
Jul 27, 2013
Sex slavery victims rally in Manila
Six Filipino former sex slaves staged a rally Saturday near the entrance of the Philippine presidential palace as Benigno Aquino III held a meeting with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
Japan Times
Jul 25, 2013
Hayao Miyazaki: Leave Constitution alone
Anime master Hayao Miyazaki blasted the government's push to revise the Constitution, saying that politicians without any understanding of history "shouldn't be messing" with the foundation of the country.
CULTURE / Japan Pulse
Jul 22, 2013
Tweet Beat: #孤独のグルメ
The 'late night eating terror' is back and ranking this last week's most popular Twitter hashtags!
Japan Times
Jul 20, 2013
Murky backstory of 'Gatsby'
What is it about 'The Great Gatsby'? The dark star of F. Scott Fitzgerald's unquiet masterpiece draws writers, critics and filmmakers into its force field, drives them a little mad, and hurls them back into the darkness. The book and its author add up to a mystery whose fascination never fades.
Japan Times
Jul 18, 2013
Miyazaki turns to adult theme in new film
Award-winning animated film director Hayao Miyazaki will release his first movie in five years Saturday — a work based on the lives of Jiro Horikoshi, designer of Japan's legendary Zero fighter plane, and mid-20th-century writer Tatsuo Hori.
Japan Times
Jul 13, 2013
Mitsui earns trip to streetball finals at Alcatraz Island
Hideki Mitsui is headed to one of the world's most famous prisons, where the "Tokyo No. 1 Boss Dog" will try his hand at ruling the yard.
Japan Times
Jul 10, 2013
C86 sound jangles on in the Japanese indie scene
If pop culture is primarily about escapism, one of the enduring mysteries of the music world must surely be how the sounds of cold, wet afternoons in mid-1980s Manchester came to capture the imaginations of artists around the world. From the sunny shores of California to the icy hillsides of Finland,...
Jul 7, 2013
Sea treaty mutiny simmers
Some of China's political analysts and particularly military officers seem to be questioning why China ratified the Law of the Sea Treaty in the first place.
Jul 1, 2013
Vegetable-rich diet, exercise ease asthma woes: report
Getting regular exercise and eating fresh vegetables can ease the symptoms of asthma, the National Center for Global Health and Medicine has reported.


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