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  1. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japanese anime producer may have made its last film

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 05:08am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Anime producer may have made its last film Japanese anime producer Studio Ghibli may have made its final film, according to media reports. The studio which made popular movies like My Neighbour Totoro, Howl's Moving Castle and the Oscar-winning film Spirited Away, announced the halt in production live on Japanese television on Sunday. Studio Ghibli ...

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    Surviving former kamikaze pilots reject moves to glorify their mission

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 11:16pm by AFP

    ... Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, and a recent film glorifying kamikaze missions, are proof that the horrors of war are lost on younger Japanese generations. "It was crazy- I cannot support ... and the squadrons have largely faded from memory, with little mention in contemporary school textbooks. But a film called The Eternal Zero, based on a best-selling novel, catapulted the squadrons back ...

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    Director claims censorship, pulls film set in slum from Osaka festival

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 04:06am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Osaka Film set in Japan slum too real for some Japan's biggest slum is visible just blocks from bustling restaurants and shops in Osaka, the country's second-largest city. But it cannot be found on official maps. Nor did it appear in the recent Osaka Asian Film Festival, after the director of a new movie that is set in the area pulled it, accusing city ...

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    Japanese film director Koji Wakamatsu dies at the age of 76

    Posted Oct 19th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... company. Just two weeks ago he was named Asian Filmmaker of the Year at the region's biggest film festival in South Korea, for his contributions to independent cinema. Interviewed in Busan, South Korea, the Caterpillar director had said he felt his films were undervalued in Japan, "so this is a great honour for me". "I am an independent filmmaker and this goes ...

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    Huge sign of the times for Tokyo’s bustling Shibuya pedestrian crossing

    Posted May 21st 2014, 05:52pm

    ... it every day, with as many as 3,000 people there during peak hours. Among its famous cinematic appearances was when a young Scarlett Johansson wandered through the crowds there in the 2003 film ...

  6. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Godzilla geeks up in arms over super-sized Hollywood incarnation

    Posted May 01st 2014, 02:20pm by JULIAN RYALL IN TOKYO

    ... and 'lacking exercise' by fans Japanese film fans are up in arms at the latest Hollywood movie featuring the much-loved Godzilla after promotional shots showed that the lumbering lizard had put on a few kilos. Avid fans of a creature that has earned icon status in the nation that first felt his full fury way back in 1954 were a little less gentle in their descriptions of the American film ...

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    115 Japanese stores sharing customers' facial data

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:43am by WASHPOST

    ... convenience stores operated by individuals under franchise contracts. At these shops, security cameras film all customers' faces. If a person shoplifts or makes an unreasonable complaint at one ... the facial data. Under Japanese law, facial images that are filmed by security cameras are considered personal information. The law allows such images to be filmed when it is used for crime ...

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    Japan's biggest yakuza publishes magazine for gangsters

    Posted Jul 10th 2013, 04:40pm by AFP

    ... there are periodic clampdowns on some of their less savoury activities. The yakuza are heavily mythologised in Japan, with films, television dramas and fan magazines glamorising lives of stylised violence ...

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    'Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence' director Nagisa Oshima dies at 80

    Posted Jan 16th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... of acclaimed second world war prison camp drama Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence, Nagisa Oshima, died yesterday, his son said. He was 80. Oshima, who had a critical hit with the controversial erotic work ... father's home in Fujisawa near Kamakura, outside Tokyo. Oshima's cinematic career began in earnest in the 1960s with a series of films with political themes, establishing his reputation ...

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    Composer dubbed ‘Japan’s Beethoven’ Mamoru Samuragochi admits he can hear

    Posted Feb 12th 2014, 12:36pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... The film showed Samuragochi playing with a small girl whose mother was killed in the disaster and apparently composing a requiem for her. “I’m determined to quit telling lie after lie,” his ...




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