NHK's new asadora features jazz singer/actress Shizuko Kasagi (Shuri Mizutani) and songwriter Ryōichi Hattori (Tsuyoshi Kusanagi). Now here's the backstory.
The sex abuse scandal calls for serious soul-searching — not only by Johnny's agency but also by the Japanese entertainment industry, media, and government.
Sexual assault allegations against Johnny Kitagawa, a charismatic and somewhat enigmatic mogul of Japan's entertainment industry, date back to the 1960s.
At the 25th Far East Film Festival, renowned actress Chieko Baisho received the Golden Mulberry Award for her outstanding contribution to Japanese cinema.
Diving into two of his latest films, "Way of Life" and "Techno Brothers", Hirobumi Watanabe touches on music, humor, and the future of Japanese cinema.
"Okiku and the World" is a human drama, a portrait of a society on the cusp of wrenching change, and as an illustration of a "circular...
Weeks after it opened everywhere else, "The Super Mario Bros. Movie" is finally out in Japan. And the reaction in Mario's home country has been phenomenal.
At the cross of Japanese and British culture, the screenplay by Kazuo Ishiguro breathes new life into Akira Kurosawa's Japanese cinema classic.
JX'23 brought together some of the most prominent figures in the culture and entertainment industry, beginning with Studio Chizu and AMUSE GROUP USA.
"Tokyo Vice" would do better without the white savior trope. But the cinematography and great casting (with one exception) make it a binge-worthy show.
"I am confident that MA&TH will lead the growth of the Hakuhodo Group as a whole to the next level," ー Shuntaro Ito, President and CEO,...
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