New Okinawa chief embodies complexity of Japan's US bases

Denny Tamaki is the first half-American elected leader of Okinawa, and he is promising to reduce...

Oct 2, 2018

Moonstruck Japan tycoon to blast off on 1st SpaceX trip

Japanese billionaire due to blast off on SpaceX mission a fashion tycoon, art collector

Sep 18, 2018

X Japan hopes new album will lead to elusive success in West

Legendary Japanese rock band X Japan is hoping its new album will find success in the U.S. now that...

Sep 13, 2018

Author Murakami talks music, running, novels on radio show

Best-selling Japanese author Haruki Murakami, hosting a special radio show featuring some of his...

Aug 5, 2018

Chinese tech giant Tencent plans US listing for music arm

Tencent, China's most valuable tech company, says it plans to spin off its streaming music service...

Jul 9, 2018


French film star Catherine Deneuve receives Japanese award

Oct 23, 2018

French film star Catherine Deneuve has received Japanese prestigious art award, the Praemium...

Film with Fan Bingbing, Bruce Willis canceled after tax case

Oct 18, 2018

Film release for "Air Strike," featuring Fan Bingbing and Bruce Willis, has been canceled after the...

Thailand keeping 'The Beach' of movie fame closed for rehab

Oct 4, 2018

Thailand extending closure of a beautiful bay made famous by the Leonardo DiCaprio movie "The...

China orders actress Fan Bingbing to pay massive tax fine

Oct 4, 2018

Chinese media say tax authorities have ordered actress Fan Bingbing to pay taxes and fines but...

Japanese actor Koji Yakusho says his is a solitary craft

Sep 29, 2018

Koji Yakusho has played a range of roles in Japanese and Hollywood films and his ability to imbue a...


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