April 15, 2013
Actor Rentaro Mikuni, well known for his nuanced performances in such classics as "Kiga Kaikyo" (Hunger straits) and "The Burmese Harp," died on April 14 of acute respiratory...
March 27, 2013
A steady drizzle failed to dampen the excitement of a rare Kabuki parade in Tokyo's posh Ginza district on March 27, as anticipation is building for the imminent grand...
February 24, 2013
Walking slowly through the rehearsal room, the actor came to a standstill.
December 11, 2012
Shoichi Ozawa composed haiku under the pen name Hentetsu, a word which might translate as "different from others."
December 06, 2012
I always find it hard when people of my own generation die. But when I heard that Kabuki actor Nakamura Kanzaburo had died on Dec. 5, I felt devastated. Nakamura, a leading...
July 04, 2012
A natural smile is a gift. Some people may be able to learn to smile naturally through work, such as serving customers.
October 25, 2011
Award-winning 12-year-old actor Hajime Yoshii expressed his gratitude to the people of quake-hit Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, at a news conference Oct. 24 in Tokyo.
October 11, 2011
The Kabuki actor Nakamura Shikan, a renowned female impersonator, died on Oct. 10, aged 83.
October 04, 2011
Voice actors from famous anime series will perform at the Tokyo Dome City Hall on Nov. 20 to raise money for visually impaired people and increase awareness of the issues they...
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