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THEATER

An adult Natsuki (Manami Goto, center) and her husband (Hiromichi Aramaki, right) enter into a twisted relationship with her cousin (Mittsun, left) in “Earthlings.”
CULTURE / Stage
Feb 24, 2024
Sayaka Murata's 'Earthlings' is a fittingly wild ride on stage
The book’s gore and guts make for a fun, zany stage adaptation.
The cast of Chelfitsch’s play “The Window of Spaceship ‘In-Between’” includes individuals with different levels of Japanese-language proficiency. They participated in workshops hosted by the theater company to promote more inclusivity in Japanese theater.
CULTURE / Stage
Sep 29, 2023
Chelfitsch challenges Japanese theater's language barriers
The theater company questions the status quo of the Japanese stage by casting non-native speakers in new project, 'The Window of Spaceship "In-Between."'
Foreign entertainers are now permitted to work in event venues with a capacity of more than 100 people — including standing-only establishments — that sell food and drinks.
JAPAN / Society
Aug 1, 2023
Japan loosens requirements for entertainer visas
Entertainers earning more than ¥500,000 or more per day are now able to stay for up to 30 days, an increase from 15 days.
Director Dean Johnson wanted to strip back the staging of “Once – In Concert” in a way that honored the film. The production had a limited run at the London Palladium earlier this year and Johnson notes the Tokyu Orb Theater has a similar set up.
CULTURE / Stage
Jul 31, 2023
'Once' speaks the universal languages of music and love
Award-winning Irish theatrical production brings its dry wit and catchy songs to Tokyo for a midsummer musical experience.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 18, 2023
Kabuki actor Ichikawa Ennosuke charged again over suspected family suicide pact
Ennosuke is alleged to have helped his father take his own life in mid-May, police said, following an earlier arrest on suspicion of aiding in his mother"s suicide in the same incident.
Japan Times
Events / Stage
Jul 11, 2023
'Once' comes to Tokyo speaking the universal languages of music and love
Award-winning Irish theatrical production brings its dry wit and catchy songs to Tokyo for a midsummer musical experience.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 29, 2023
Family suicide likely to have been proposed by Ichikawa Ennosuke
Before discussing the suicide, Ennosuke is believed to have learned on May 17 that a harassment scandal involving him would be reported by a weekly magazine.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 28, 2023
Ichikawa Ennosuke IV said he ground sleeping pills into powder, sources say
The kabuki actor was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of aiding his mother"s suicide last month by giving her sleeping pills.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 27, 2023
Ichikawa Ennosuke arrested over assistance in mother’s suicide
He had previously told the police that his parents had taken sleeping pills and that they had discussed dying together.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Jun 25, 2023
Two Japanese dancers win gold medals at international ballet competition in U.S.
The competition was held from June 10 with around 100 dancers from 16 countries taking part.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 20, 2023
Ichikawa Ennosuke claims he and his parents agreed to die together
An autopsy has found the parents, who were confirmed dead Thursday, allegedly died due to an overdose of psychotropic drugs.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 18, 2023
Kabuki actor Ichikawa Ennosuke found collapsed after suspected suicide attempt
Ennosuke’s parents were also found collapsed and both were later confirmed dead. The incident came the same day a report alleged Ennosuke harassed staff at his theater collective.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Apr 3, 2023
'My Neighbor Totoro' play on London stage bags six Olivier awards
The play received a total of nine nominations, the most among entries.
Japan Times
JAPAN / History / JAPAN TIMES GONE BY
Mar 5, 2023
Japan Times 1998: Sumida most vulnerable if big temblor hits Tokyo
When there hasn"t been a big earthquake for a while, people start to worry and prepare. That seemed to be the case in 1998.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Stage
Nov 12, 2022
'Totoro' play boosts East Asian visibility on British stage
The Royal Shakespeare Company's adaptation of the Studio Ghibli film is a hit, breaking box-office records. Cast members say they hope the production will help address racism in the arts.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Nov 1, 2022
Kabuki actor Ebizo assumes distinguished stage name Danjuro
The name Ichikawa Danjuro, succeeded by the 44-year-old, is the stage name established in the latter part of the 17th century and taken on by kabuki actors of the Ichikawa family.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 25, 2022
Nearly 80% of judges for arts competitions in Japan are men, study shows
The gender imbalance was especially stark in literary competitions, where 95% of judges and 76% of the top-prize winners were men.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jul 20, 2022
Don’t cancel Russian culture
Refusing to engage with Russian culture will not change President Vladimir Putinu2019s calculations, let alone impel him to withdraw his forces from Ukraine.
Japan Times
JAPAN / New Normal 2.0
Jun 24, 2022
Japan begins return to business-as-usual at big events — but slowly
Recent trials of allowing cheering at soccer games are indicative of the approach toward large events in the coming months: a slow, highly cautious return to some aspects of normalcy.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Stage
Feb 20, 2022
Theater Commons Tokyo rethinks the 'voices' of performing arts in the COVID era
The festival examines radically different ways of creating and experiencing theater in the context of the pandemic, while also challenging the very idea of what theater can be.

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