Japanese Entertainment

Ken Watanabe Now in Hospital for Cancer

I'm Nathan Shiga and had something else to write to you about today but switched at the last-minute to a more disturbing but somewhat reassuring news of our dear Ken Watanabe.

January 13, 2016 at 1:30 pm

David Bowie Passed Away Leaving Lots of Memories in Japan

So, David Bowie left us all and the world shed tears, as did his contemporaries Paul McCartney and other big names in music.

December 21, 2015 at 5:29 pm

"Made in Japan" then; "Cool Japan" Now

Japan has swept the world with its top notch technology with a full variety of products proudly branded "Made in Japan". But then, do you know, folks, Japan is introducing a fresh brand name to back it up?

December 19, 2015 at 10:24 pm

Seiji Ozawa to Conduct Berlin Philharmonic in April / Kirill Petrenko to Succeed Rattle in 2018

For the first time in seven years Seiji Ozawa, 80, will conduct the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra on April 8 and 10, revealed the orchestra, December 18.

November 26, 2015 at 11:47 pm

"Ageless Virgin" Movie Star Passed Away at Age 95: Setsuko Hara

Now, today's episode may be hard to follow for our non-Japanese readers.

November 9, 2015 at 10:56 am

A Japanese Composer Reigns Geneva International Music Competition

Music competitions are numerous and Japanese contestants have won many in instruments but seldom in composition.

November 9, 2015 at 10:37 am

"Tora-san Summit" in Memory of a Legendary Movie Hero

Those of you Japanese movie fans may be familiar with Tora-san in a series of 48 movies made of him and his family back home in Shibamata.

November 2, 2015 at 12:49 pm

First Opera at Duomo di Milano Produced by Kuniaki Ida

Duomo di Milano staged an opera for the first time since its founding in 1386 produced by Kuniaki Ida, October 22.

October 26, 2015 at 12:11 pm

Tokyo International Film Festival Began

The Tokyo International Film Festival has begun on October 22 and many famous and popular actors, actress and film directors attended an opening event.

October 22, 2015 at 7:24 pm

October 21, 2015: Japanese Movie Fans Celebrate 30th Year into the Future

Remember the day the "Back to the Future" had set to time-slip to? October 21, 2015, that's right, and movie fans made big issues of the occasion on the day here and there in Japan.

October 21, 2015 at 12:43 am

Live-action Drama "Prison School" is on Cover of Weekly Young Magazine

Live-action TV drama "Prison School", originally written by Akira Hiramoto, has been illustrated on Weekly Young Magazine 2015-47 with cover and colored opening pages.

October 19, 2015 at 12:45 pm

Star Wars is Back: ANA Flies R2-D2 Jet

All Nippon Airways ANA had one of their jets painted in the image of R2-D2 for a sightseeing flight boarding Star War-clad fans October 17.

October 15, 2015 at 11:45 pm

Resident Evil Third CG Movie to Release in 2017

Capcon has announced a new full CG animation movie based on their popular game "Resident Evil" will be released in 2017.

October 15, 2015 at 7:34 pm

Dempagumi.inc Wins 2015 MTV EMA Best Japan Act

Japanese idol group Dempagumi.inc won the "Best Japan Act" for "2015 MTV EMA", one of the biggest music award ceremonies in Europe.

October 13, 2015 at 6:46 pm

After Pokemon "Yo-Kai Watch" Landed North America

Yo-Kai Watch landed in North America.

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