Japanese virtual pop sensation Hatsune Miku has toured the world, performing "live" on stages from Singapore to Los Angeles and even opening for Lady Gaga.
But despite legions of adoring fans
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Japan's first major exhibition of erotic art known as "shunga" will open in September at a Tokyo museum following a successful show of the sexually explicit images at the British Museum,
Japanese director Kiyoshi Kurosawa was given the best director prize Saturday in the Un Certain Regard section of the annual Cannes International Film Festival.
Kurosawa's "Kishibe no Tabi (Journey to the
12:12 27 May 2015
TOKYO, May 27, Kyodo
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A talk show, recognized by Guinness World Records in 2011 for achieving the most TV talk show episodes hosted by the same presenter, achieved another milestone Wednesday as it reached its
Ima Ikuyo, known fondly by her fans as "the skinny one" of the female standup comedy duo "Ima Ikuyo Kuruyo," died Thursday of stomach cancer at a hospital in Osaka Prefecture,
A movie featuring Japanese popular robotic cat Doraemon claimed the No. 1 spot at China's box office in its first week of release, amid a thaw in relations between the two
The Broadway musical "The King and I," starring Japanese actor Ken Watanabe and veteran American actress Kelli O'Hara, on Sunday received four of this year's Tony Awards, the most revered prizes
The Tokyo University of the Arts is planning to enable its most talented music students to complete their studies at age 20, two years earlier than normal, so they can meet
The popular Japanese manga series "One Piece" was officially recognized by Guinness World Records on Monday as the comic series by a cartoonist with the largest number of copies published to
Japan's parliament revised the adult entertainment business law on Wednesday to enable dance clubs to operate past midnight on condition that they meet interior lighting and other requirements.
The revision came
15:18 23 March 2015
TOKYO, March 23, Kyodo
The chief executive officer of the operator of Universal Studios Japan said Wednesday it plans to open a new theme park in Okinawa, one of the most popular tourist destinations in
Japanese classic comic storyteller Katsura Beicho died of pneumonia on Thursday evening, his office said. He was 89.
Beicho, whose real name was Kiyoshi Nakagawa, was honored by the government as
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