A Japanese director’s “Shoplifters”, a story of an impoverished family, won the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival on Saturday. The film portrays human connections through a Tokyo family that lives in poverty.
The Johnny & Associates talent agency terminated its contract on Sunday with a former member of all-male pop group TOKIO over a high-profile incident. The 46-year-old bassist and singer was accused of molesting a high school girl at home in February.
Japanese makeup artist Kazuhiro Tsuji won the Academy Award for best makeup and hairstyling on Sunday night. He transformed Gary Oldman into Winston Churchill, Britain’s wartime prime minister, for the film “Darkest Hour.”
Fierce gusts wreaked havoc at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang earlier this week. Athletes were dealing with extreme conditions that tested even the best winter sports veterans on the planet.
A Japanese TV program on New Year’s Eve has come under fire after a comedian showed up with his face painted black to impersonate Eddie Murphy. A US columnist argued on Twitter that black people were not a punchline nor a prop.
A six-month-old giant panda cub made her first public appearance at Tokyo’s Ueno Zoo on Tuesday. Visitors chosen by a lottery are limited to 400 groups a day until the end of January to avoid congestion.
ローズ・マッゴーワンが ゴールデン・グローブ賞で黒を着用する女優陣を批判【Rose McGowan slams actresses who plan to wear black at Golden Globes】
American actress Rose McGowan slammed Meryl Streep and other actresses who are planning to wear black at the Golden Globe awards in a silent protest against sexual harassment, claiming that she despises their hypocrisy.
A former chief priest at a shrine in Tokyo fatally stabbed his older sister, the chief priestess, before committing a suicide on Thursday night. He had warned in a letter to its officials that he would haunt them as a vengeful ghost if they don’t dismiss her.
Yoshiharu Habu, 47, became the first professional shogi player to win lifetime titles in all 7 major title matches on Tuesday. After beating the opponent, he said he still hasn’t grasped the reality.
The government announced on Friday that the Emperor is set to abdicate on April 30, 2019, after a meeting of the Imperial House Council. His eldest son, the Crown Prince, will ascend the throne a day later.