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WIDE ANGLE

Japan Times
CULTURE / TV & Streaming / Wide Angle
Jan 17, 2020
NHK's taiga drama hopes to shake off its curse
Amid celebrity scandals and low ratings, NHK launches the latest installment of its long-running Sunday evening drama series.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film / Wide Angle
Jan 10, 2020
NHK raises the dead for 'Kohaku' to mixed reviews
After NHK brought deceased enka singer Hibari Misora back to the 'Kohaku Uta Gassen' stage, reaction from viewers was mixed.
Japan Times
CULTURE / TV & Streaming / Wide Angle
Dec 27, 2019
Pucker up for this year's 'Kohaku,' and brace yourself for a kiss to remember
NHK's 'Kohaku Uta Gassen' New Year's Eve television song contest is embracing something a little different this year, with an international metal crossover act.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film / Wide Angle
Dec 20, 2019
Takashi Miike shows his softer side at Macao film festival
Japan's master of the ultra-violent, darkly comedic and low-budge yakuza flick, Takashi Miike, discusses the ideas of love and boxing which are prevelant in his latest film, 'First Love.'
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film / Wide Angle
Nov 29, 2019
Eclectic offerings at Hawaii International Film Festival
Hikari's '37 Seconds' takes the main prize at the festival, which presented a varied program of films focusing on the Asia-Pacific region
Japan Times
CULTURE / TV & Streaming / Wide Angle
Nov 15, 2019
'Queer Eye' takes a peek at Japan
Netflix's new series of 'Queer Eye' sees the Fab Five hit the streets of Tokyo, where they come face to face with the restrictions of Japanese social norms
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film / Wide Angle
Nov 8, 2019
With the 2019 Tokyo Film Festival having come to a close, we take a look at how anime was represented at the event
In today's world of visual entertainment, it's hard to argue that Japan has any stronger export than animation.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film / Wide Angle
Oct 31, 2019
'Produce 101 Japan' marks the spread of K-pop diplomacy and offers a journey for J-pop
As the action on talent competition show 'Produce 101 Japan' hots up, we look at its origins in Korean pop music and the original 'Produce 101' franchise
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film / Wide Angle
Oct 10, 2019
Quality high at Short Shorts autumn screening event
Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia holds its autumn screening event in Tokyo from Oct. 17 to 20, with 25 films being shown across a number of programs
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film / Wide Angle
Oct 3, 2019
Tokyo International Film Festival to celebrate homegrown talent
The 32nd Tokyo International Film Festival kicks off on Oct. 28, and promises a celebration of local talent alongside its program of interntional films
Japan Times
CULTURE / TV & Streaming / Wide Angle
Sep 26, 2019
Escape the usual TV snoozefest with season three of 'The Bachelor Japan'
The latest season of The Bachelor has dropped on Amazon Prime Video, bringing with it all the drama and absurdity of a Western reality show
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film / Wide Angle
Sep 12, 2019
With 'The Naked Director,' Japan scores a global Netflix hit
Netflix series 'The Naked Director' has been a runaway hit, with a second series announced shortly after the first began streaming. But not everyone is a fan.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film / Wide Angle
Sep 5, 2019
Giving anime strength overseas
The Crunchyroll Expo in California sees Japanese animation enthusiasts gather to meet their heroes and embrace all aspects of anime fandom.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film / Wide Angle
Aug 15, 2019
How to sell your film abroad
As a reviewer, reporter and programmer, I go to six or seven film festivals a year. This is nothing compared to some colleagues, who trudge the festival circuit in a never-ending loop, but it's enough to give me a heap of festival badges.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film / Wide Angle
Aug 8, 2019
Marking 30 years since Takeshi Kitano's debut feature, 'Violent Cop'
On Aug. 12, 1989, "Beat" Takeshi Kitano's debut as a director, "Violent Cop," was released in Japan. Kitano was already famous here as a TV comic and emcee, and was known abroad for his role as a brutal POW camp guard in Nagisa Oshima's 1983 World War II drama "Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence."
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film / Wide Angle
Jul 11, 2019
Tomorrow's film legends descend on Saitama
Launched in 2004 to promote digital cinema, the Skip City International D-Cinema Festival (July 13-21) in Kawaguchi, Saitama Prefecture, has become a showcase for emerging filmmakers. Among the Skip City alumni who have gone on to thriving careers are Cannes Palme d'Or winner Nuri Bilge Ceylan ("Winter Sleep"), Kazuya Shiraishi ("The Blood of Wolves"), Ryota Nakano ("Her Love Boils Bathwater") and Shinichiro Ueda ("One Cut of the Dead").
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film / Wide Angle
Jul 4, 2019
Anime's aging but active artists: Mamoru Oshii on his latest project, 'Vladlove'
Writer and director Mamoru Oshii is best known for creating sci-fi thrillers that challenge orthodoxy with their philosophical musings and provocative, often nutty, imagery. His most famous film, the 1995 anime epic "Ghost in the Shell," features a stone-cold cyborg heroine who dives nude off a skyscraper and is memorably dismembered by a tank.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film / Wide Angle
Jun 13, 2019
'Akira' is all set for its Hollywood remake
Like it or not, Hollywood's "Akira" is finally happening.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film / Wide Angle
Jun 5, 2019
'Children of the Sea': Diving deep into animated beauty
"Children of the Sea" has achieved the impossible.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film / Wide Angle
May 23, 2019
Japan takes a backseat at Cannes
The Cannes Film Festival, the world's premier film event, has long been a holy grail for Japanese filmmakers. Selection for the main competition is the ultimate goal for many, though screenings in other sections convey prestige at home that other festivals, in Japan and elsewhere, can't match.

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Historically, kabuki was considered the entertainment of the merchant and peasant classes, a far cry from how it is regarded today.
For Japan's oldest kabuki theater, the show must go on