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Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables is the most popular young-adult novel in Japan, at least among girls. The original was published in Canada in 1908, and was translated into Japanese by Hanako Muraoka. NHK's new morning drama, Hanako and Anne (NHK-G,
For anyone familiar with the international festival circuit, especially at its higher, artier end, the Okinawa International Movie Festival may well prompt this question and a negative answer. It's not a real film festival! a fellow foreign
The Okinawa Film Festival's main screening venue As the beachside Japanese film event gets underway, regional players Media Asia, Content Land and Yashimoto sign an agreement to form a new company to develop pan-Asian projects. Asian production
Currently in post-production, the sex comedy is being made with one eye on the international market. Hitoshi Matsumoto 's latest film R100 , a sex comedy starring Nao Omori and Shinobu Terajima , will be released by Warner Bros Japan on October 5.
Osaka-based Yoshimoto Kogyo, the giant talent agency that celebrated its 100th anniversary last year, has made an enduring business out of that fleeting phenomenon: laughter. Most of the nearly 700 tarento (TV personalities) on the Yoshimoto roster
Blair A leading Japanese talent agency looks to launch a performing arts school on land now used by the U.S. military. Japanese talent agency powerhouse Yoshimoto Kogyo has ambitious plans to transform Okinawa into an Asian entertainment hub and
Staff writer Junichi Komoto, a member of the popular comedian duo Jicho Kacho, apologized Friday for letting his mother continue to receive welfare benefits after his career took off. "My way of thinking was too naive. I sincerely apologize for that,"
Staff writer Watching the fast-paced, two-person manzai routines that characterize much of Japanese TV comedy these days, it's difficult to imagine that two key influences on that genre's birth were stars of cinema's silent era: Harold Lloyd and
Expect plenty of fun when the area holds its annual festival. First, there will be a small concert featuring Hiroshima singer-songwriter Leyona and singer and performer Spinna B-Ill. To make the show more palatable for humor-loving Osakans, comedians
Friday, April 20, 2012 Staff writer While the most prominent of entertainment company Yoshimoto Kogyo's myriad business interests are the near endless TV appearances by it contracted comedians, the real heart of its operation lies not in the studio