A scene from "Kaijin Sukereton Hakushi" where Dr. Sukereton tries to sink Japan with his artificial earthquake-triggering machine. (Provided by Komatsu Sakyo Library)
Legendary sci-fi writer Sakyo Komatsu's earliest work found in U.S....
OSAKA--A sci-fi adventure cartoon by the late Sakyo Komatsu when the legendary writer was still a student has turned up in a U.S. university's archives.
Hello Kitty says goodbye to cat status
Beauty of Japanese-made sparklers sparking a market comeback
Realistic locales catch young 'Yokai Watch' gamers' imaginations
Pedestrians glance up at the good luck golden frog on the wall of the JR Hakata Station terminal in Fukuoka's Hakata Ward. (Shoma Fujiwaki)
Hakata travelers crane necks to spot 'lucky' golden frog on...
FUKUOKA--A figurine of a golden frog obscurely perched high on a wall outside JR Hakata Station here has become an Internet sensation, fueled by rumors that good luck will come to anybody who spots it.
Half-sized Nihonbashi bridge welcomes travelers at Haneda’s...
PHOTO: Sea lion strikes pose of regret after flubbing trick
Okayama museum in the spotlight at home and abroad
"Wonder" by Mirai Mizue ((c) Makotoya)
ANIME NEWS: 7 films from Japan to compete at Ottawa anime festival
Zhu Yantong's award-winning "My Milk Cup Cow" is one of seven animated films from Japan that were selected for competition at the Ottawa International Animation Festival to be held Sept. 17-21.
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ANIME NEWS: 'Godzilla' to face old foes in Hollywood sequel
ANIME NEWS: Much-ballyhooed film on founder of 'gekiga' to hit...
Hayao Miyazaki (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Retired anime giant Miyazaki to receive honorary Oscar
NEW YORK--Despite saying a retiree like himself doesn’t need an award, Studio Ghibli's renowned anime director Hayao Miyazaki appeared pleased to learn that he will receive the Honorary Award from the Academy of Motion...
Actor, entrepreneur Yusuke Iseya feels affinity to ‘Rurouni’...
ONE TAKE ON JAPANESE CINEMA: Sion Sono leads rappers into musical...
Long-time bit player in samurai movies wins international acting...
Ginger-sesame sauce, foreground, and grilled flavored pork (Photo by Katsumi Oyama)
JAPANESE HOME COOKING: Versatile ginger and sesame sauce
All sorts of pre-mixed seasonings and sauces line grocery store shelves nowadays. Although they seem to save time and help get the right flavor, why not take the trouble to make your own at home?
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