Music

Correction: Japan-Shaping Sound story

Feb 9, 2017

Correction: Japan-Shaping Sound story

Wham!'s influence felt in China after landmark 1985 concert

Dec 26, 2016

George Michael's death brought back memories in China of the heady 1980s when Wham! was the first major Western band to play after the death of Mao Zedong

James Taylor cancels Manila concert over Duterte's drug war

Dec 21, 2016

James Taylor has canceled his February concert in Manila, saying reports of summary executions of suspected drug offenders in the Philippines without judicial proceedings are "deeply concerning and unacceptable."

Queen guitarist Brian May protests Japanese dolphin hunts

Sep 23, 2016

Brian May, guitarist of British rock group Queen, is taking a stand against Japanese dolphin killing, saying the slaughter of animals should end in the same way society has turned against slavery or witch-burning

Sony promises VR music video, other entertainment content

Sep 13, 2016

The head of Sony Corp.'s video game division says the Japanese electronics and entertainment company is readying not just games but also music, movies and other kinds of entertainment for its Virtual Reality headgear, set to go on sale next month

Malaysian rapper held for allegedly insulting Islam in video

Aug 22, 2016

An ethnic Chinese rapper in Malaysia has been detained for allegedly insulting Islam in his latest music video

Japanese Prime Minister Abe wows Rio finale as Super Mario

Aug 22, 2016

Doffing a big red hat, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe "emerged" from a big green pipe as the game character Super Mario in an appearance at the Rio games' closing ceremony that is winning accolades for his theatrics

Japan's long-running, all-male pop group SMAP to break up

Aug 14, 2016

The on-again, off-again breakup of an all-male Japanese pop group with a strong following in much of Asia is back on: The five members of SMAP will go their separate ways after more than two decades

Pop stars, diplomacy victims of cooling China-S. Korea ties

Aug 10, 2016

Growing Chinese anger at South Korea over a U.S. anti-missile defense system bodes ill for everything from pop star appearances to U.N. action against North Korea's nuclear and missile threats

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