Like many mothers, Ritsuko Kawasaki fretted over the health and safety risks of remaining in Japan after last year's quake, tsunami and nuclear disasters.Monday, 24 December, 2012, 5:06am
Organisers of the Beijing Marathon have barred Japanese runners from taking part due to safety concerns after a fresh flare-up in a territorial dispute between Japan and China, a report said yesterday.11 Nov 2012 - 5:36am
As a musical style, bossa nova has attracted followers from every continent. That said, its homeland Brazil still remains the epicentre of the sound, which can be traced to samba and jazz.29 Jan 2012 - 12:00am
The Human Condition Tatsuya Nakadai, Michiyo Aratama, Chikage Awashima, Ineko Arima
Director: Masaki Kobayashi
If it were judged on simple terms of scale, Japanese director Masaki Kobayashi's The Human Condition remains, five decades on from its initial release, a monumental achievement.24 Apr 2011 - 12:00am
Japan's Imperial Household Agency has reacted furiously to a report in a tabloid magazine that it asked the school attended by Princess Aiko, daughter of Crown Prince Naruhito, to add medication to school meals to calm the children down.8 Jun 2010 - 12:00am
J-pop music producer Tetsuya Komuro, arrested this week in a fraud case, is 'a very caring boss', says local star Zoie Tam Hoi-kei, who had a contract with him.8 Nov 2008 - 12:00am
The Noisy Requiem bears all the hallmarks of a classic cult film: directed by Japanese filmmaker Yoshihiko Matsui, the 150-minute production remains the most ambitious of its kind in the history of Japanese underground cinema, but was banned from being shown in film festivals in Japan and abroad when it was released in 1988 due to its controversial content.24 Jan 2008 - 12:00am
Tim Blackman accused Japanese prosecutors of failing to do their job after the man charged with raping and killing his Tokyo bar hostess daughter was acquitted.
The Briton remained controlled during a press conference in Tokyo with his other daughter, Sophie, despite a deeply dissatisfying meeting with prosecutors after the verdict.25 Apr 2007 - 12:00am
AS THE JAPANESE government attacked his biography of Crown Princess Masako - claiming inaccuracies and apparently forcing a publisher to drop the book - author Ben Hills girded himself with the knowledge that other writers had endured the same treatment for confronting wrongdoing by Tokyo.25 Feb 2007 - 12:00am
The birth of a girl to Crown Princess Masako in Tokyo yesterday means it now seems likely the constitution will be amended to allow a woman to ascend the Chrysanthemum throne, but the change will probably not be made for some time.
With the birth, all nine children born to the imperial family since 1969 are female.2 Dec 2001 - 12:00am
Yumi Adachi and Tonko have been chosen to star as the protagonists in Remiserable, a story adapted from a French drama which has been shown in 28 countries.
The two actresses were chosen from 80 hopefuls. Neither of them have done this kind of music drama before.11 Oct 2000 - 12:00am
The ultra-rightist movie Pride, which glorifies Hideki Tojo, has provoked unprecedented criticism of Japan. As a Japanese totally against this movie, I would like to make clear that it does not reflect the beliefs and thoughts of the entire Japanese population.3 Jun 1998 - 12:00am
When you have hit upon a winning formula, it would be stupid not to build on it and expand your horizons. And Japanese musician Tetsuya Komuro is nobody's fool.30 May 1997 - 12:00am
A documentary produced by TVB has won a major media award in the United States.
The broadcaster's Fifty Years After the War was one of three international winners at the 55th annual Peabody Awards for cable and broadcasting, announced in Athens, Georgia last week.6 Apr 1996 - 12:00am