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‘The Sky Crawlers’ to compete at Venice

‘The Sky Crawlers’ to compete at Venice

The film tells the story of a fantasy world in which children living in perpetual adolescence are enlisted to pilot fighter planes…

Left-wing group announces Yasukuni Shrine demonstration

Left-wing group announces Yasukuni Shrine demonstration

Organizers feel that they must counteract the activities of the right-wing groups prevalent in the shrine's vicinity on August 15…

Three premieres, sci-fi classics to mark Tokyo festival

Three premieres, sci-fi classics to mark Tokyo festival

Chairman Tsuguhiko Kadokawa says now is the time for TIFF to become truly international…

Yamada screens final samurai flick at Tokyo festival

Yamada screens final samurai flick at Tokyo festival

The film tells the story of a blind samurai who must uphold the virtues of the warrior code…

21st Tokyo International Film Festival to go green

21st Tokyo International Film Festival to go green

Protection and preservation of the environment will be themes in films exhibited during this year's event…

Matsuzaka-Ichiro showdown proves anticlimactic

Matsuzaka-Ichiro showdown proves anticlimactic

The last time two heroes from Japan clashed in a much-anticipated head-to-head match-up in the major leagues, Hideo Nomo plunked Ichiro Suzuki in the back…

Company drops ‘unpleasant’ monkey ad campaign

Company drops ‘unpleasant’ monkey ad campaign

Many within the Internet community felt that eMobile's campaign featuring a monkey was a racial slur…

Fads fuel cosplay boom

Fads fuel cosplay boom

A shop where fantasy is turned into reality…

Brand name fakes follow the fashion

Brand name fakes follow the fashion

Customs workers and the manufacturers of the originals alike are constantly battling to keep up and keep copies out of the marketplace…

Tsukiji wholesalers under the knife

Tsukiji wholesalers under the knife

Maple Foods imports its oysters and crabs from North America and Vietnam and bypasses Japan's largest fish market…