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  • An unusual departure for beloved Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki

    An unusual departure for beloved Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki
    The busiest moment in the history of Twitter happened in August when multitudes of Japanese users tweeted the word "balus" while watching a TV broadcast of director Hayao Miyazaki's 1986 animated movie, "Castle in the Sky." In an indicator of Miyazaki's...
  • Tom Hanks Walks Green Carpet at Tokyo Fest's Opening Night

    The 26th edition of the Tokyo Intl. Film Festival opened Oct. 17 with dozens of stars and celebs from Japan, Asia and elsewhere walking the green carpet (made from recycled materials to symbolizes the fest's eco theme) and greeting hundreds of fans and...
  • Japan's Abe uses Davos economic forum to warn of China militancy

    Japan's Abe uses Davos economic forum to warn of China militancy
    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe used his moment in the spotlight Wednesday at the World Economic Forum to sound an alarm over what he sees as China's rising militancy and Japan's outdated defense posture. In a speech opening the five-day annual...
  • Sony Returns to Profit in Q3, Predicts Annual Loss

    TOKYO -- Sony reported a net profit of Y27.0 billion ($266 million) in the third quarter of FY2013, ending Dec. 31, 2013, compared with a loss of Y10.8 billion ($106 million) the same period the previous year. The company also enjoyed an increase in...
  • Sundance Film Review: 'Kumiko the Treasure Hunter'

    Our desire that life should be more like it is in the movies beats at the heart of "Kumiko the Treasure Hunter," a wonderfully strange and beguiling adventure story comprised of buried treasure, hand crafts, and a possibly unhealthy obsession with the...
  • Annie Awards to honor animator Katsuhiro Otomo for career achievement

    Annie Awards to honor animator Katsuhiro Otomo for career achievement
    Legendary Japanese animator Katsuhiro Otomo is known around the world for his work, particularly his groundbreaking cyberpunk action feature "Akira." But Otomo doesn't spend time watching his own films. "The truth is, I don't read or watch my own...
  • Chernin Group Takes Majority Stake in Anime Website Crunchyroll

    The Chernin Group, the media company headed by former News Corp. exec Peter Chernin, announced Monday it has acquired a majority stake in anime video-streaming site Crunchyroll -- which TCG will use as an anchor to expand into different genres. Financial...
  • Biden arrives in China amid tensions over air defense zone

    Biden arrives in China amid tensions over air defense zone
    BEIJING -- Vice President Joseph Biden arrived Wednesday in Beijing, hoping to use his past acquaintance with President Xi Jinping to smooth over some major hitches in U.S.-China relations. Overshadowing their meeting has been the showdown over China&...
  • The way of Zen

    The way of Zen
    A week or so ago, on my way to meet a friend in Little Tokyo, I stopped into Bunkado on 1st Street, where I found a copy of Paul Reps and Nyogen Senzaki’s “Zen Flesh, Zen Bones.” Bunkado is my favorite store in Little Tokyo, in part...
  • 'In Bloom' Wins Tokyo Filmex Grand Prix

    TOKYO -- "In Bloom," a coming-of-age drama by Georgian director Nana Ekvtimishvili and British director Simon Grosss, was awarded the Grand Prize at the closing ceremony of the 15th Tokyo Filmex fest, held Nov. 23-Dec. 1 in Tokyo. The pic, which...
  • Production I.G, Warner Take on 'Giovanni's Island'

    Tokyo - The Production I.G animation studio has announced the production of "Giovanni's Island." Based on true events, the animated pic depicts the cross-cultural friendships of children on Shikotan, a Japanese island occupied by the Soviets after the end...
  • Postcard from Tokyo: What Zen, haiku and tea have to do with surviving the financial crisis

    TOKYO -- Konnichiwa! Greetings from Japan, where I've been for nearly a week leading up to thelaunch of our latest international edition, HuffPost Japan. Japan is an amazing place -- almost overwhelming in how singular and beautiful it is. And we are...