Indonesian tourists in ninja costumes pose in front of a castle in Iga, Mie Prefecture, on May 28, 2014. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Ninja council planned for promotional blitz targeting foreign...
IGA, Mie Prefecture--A national council will be established to expose the secret ways of ninja to the world.
Kiss ukiyo-e prints go on sale to rock art industry
Nieces' cute graffiti answer to Shinto priest's prayers at 'snake...
JOY OF HOKKAIDO FOOD: Travel firm hooks up tourists with Hokkaido...
The Sixth Old House of Natsume Soseki in Kumamato, located in the Kitasendanbatamachi district in Chuo Ward, is little changed from more than a century ago. (Masamitsu Oku)
Fans of Soseki pushing to preserve novelist's last residence in...
KUMAMOTO--Fans of renowned Meiji Era (1868-1912) novelist Natsume Soseki are campaigning to preserve the last place he called home here before he moved to London to study.
Discount train ticket for foreign travelers welcomes visitors to...
Doraemon, other statues to mark reopening of Kawasaki Athletics...
Famed Kiyomizudera temple pagoda gets fresh coat of historically...
(c) 2014 "Stand By Me Doraemon" Production Committee
ANIME NEWS: Anime films topping 1 billion yen shrink to 8 in 2014
The Japanese animation industry saw a huge drop in the number of feature films earning more than 1 billion yen ($8.53 million) at the box office in 2014, with only eight films crossing the threshold, according to a report...
ANIME NEWS: 'Gundam: The Origin' set for worldwide simultaneous...
ANIME NEWS: 'Robot Girls Z' second season to start in spring
ANIME NEWS: Japanese pop culture from past 25 years to showcase at ...
Ryoko (Ryoko Fujino, right) and Kazuhiko (Mizuki Itagaki) commence the proceedings. ((c) 2015 "SOLOMON'S PERJURY" Film Partners)
ONE TAKE ON JAPANESE CINEMA: Pleading the case for uncorrupted...
Editor’s note: This is a column on Japanese movies written by New Zealander Don Brown, who is fluent in Japanese and has been making English subtitles for Japanese films. It will run on the second and fourth Fridays of the...
Filmmakers capture intensifying local confrontations over Futenma...
Director Yukisada bypasses stagnant film industry by setting...
ONE TAKE ON JAPANESE CINEMA: Going back to basics to move forward
Vegetable oden hotpot (Photo by Katsumi Oyama)
JAPANESE HOME COOKING: Root vegetables savory stars in clear hotpot
We can hardly wait for spring to come, but the weather still calls for “oden,” a stew of ingredients cooked in a soy-flavored broth.
JAPANESE HOME COOKING: Simmered Kyoto daikon radish draws out...
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