Arts And Entertainment

Sega halts game shipment after actor arrested on drug charge

Mar 14, 2019

Japanese entertainment company Sega has cancelled shipments of its video game "Judgment," also known as "Judge Eyes," after one of its actors was arrested on drug charges

Arata Isozaki wins Pritzker for designs blending East, West

Mar 6, 2019

Japanese architect Arata Isozaki, credited with innovatively blending East and West, has been awarded the Pritzker Architecture Prize

Correction: Japan-Emperor story

Feb 26, 2019

Correction: Japan-Emperor story

Japan's emperor marks 30th year of reign at Tokyo ceremony

Feb 24, 2019

Japan's Emperor Akihito has attended a ceremony to mark the 30th year of his reign while calling for the country to embrace openness in a more globalized world

Japan scholar and translator Donald Keene has died at 96

Feb 24, 2019

Donald Keene, a giant in the field of Japanese literature and translation, has died at the age of 96

Saudi crown prince in China on latest stop of Asian tour

Feb 21, 2019

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is in China on the latest stop of a sweep through Asia aiming to expand the kingdom's influence on the continent

K-pop and fancy sneakers: Kim Jong Un's cultural revolution

Feb 14, 2019

North Korean pop culture, long dismissed as a throwback to the dark days of Stalinist kitsch, is getting a makeover under leader Kim Jong Un

Zhang Yimou's 'One Second' dropped from Berlin film festival

Feb 13, 2019

The latest film from famed Chinese director Zhang Yimou has been dropped from the Berlin International Film Festival for "technical reasons"

Japanese swimming star Rikako Ikee diagnosed with leukemia

Feb 12, 2019

Japanese swimming star Rikako Ikee, a contender for the 100-meter butterfly gold medal at next year's Olympics in Tokyo, has been diagnosed with leukemia

South Korean women begin to resist intense beauty pressure

Feb 6, 2019

More and more women are beginning to resist the pressure to meet South Korea's difficult-to-attain beauty ideals

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