An exhibition highlighting the life and achievements of the late scholar of Japanese literature, Donald Keene, is underway at a museum in Kashiwazaki City, central Japan. Keene died in February.
Keene revived a traditional puppet theatrical performance set in the city to give encouragement to survivors of the major earthquake that hit the city and surrounding areas in 2007. It was the first time in about 300 years that the performance had been staged.
The Sony Xperia 1 has caused a big splash, but fans have been resigned for a long wait before they can get hands-on. Sony only gave a vague ‘late spring' release window, but it looks like we're getting a better idea on timing. UK retailer Clove has listed the Xperia 1 up for pre-order at a price point of £849. Clove is expecting first shipments to arrive in late May 2019. This means there is still close to a three-month wait unfortunately.
It's been announced that THERE THERE THERES will disband in late-February.
On the band, director Tanaka Koji commented, "Everyone is a hard worker, and I loved watching them on stage," and on their disbandment, he said, "Please resent Tanaka for being unable to skillfully coordinate the unique members." According to Tanaka, since the group first formed, "They were unable to make compromises even though they liked each other." After talking it over multiple times, they decided to move on rather than coming to a standstill over and over again.
Earlier this year around the time E3 2018 was about to kick off, Nintendo made some announcements of their own where they confirmed that they would be launching a new core Pokemon game for the Nintendo Switch. The game was initially pegged for the second half of 2019, but now it looks like it could be delayed ever so slightly.
By saying the second half of 2019, basically we're looking at anywhere between July to December, and we're sure that many are hoping it will be July. However now that it has been pushed to late 2019, it means that we're looking at anywhere between October to December. This "delay" was confirmed by Nintendo themselves in their launch schedule which now pegs the game's release for late 2019.
By Makoto Hoshino / Yomiuri Shimbun Staff WriterLate-night dramas serve as a platform for broadcasters to test out up-and-coming actors and innovative ideas. While each TV station presents an ambitious lineup of dramas aired after midnight, TV Tokyo stands out in recent years in terms of quality.
In April, the broadcaster, which created a buzz with such dramas as "Moteki" (Love Strikes!) and the "Yusha Yoshihiko" (The hero Yoshihiko) series, increased the number of times to broadcast late-night dramas to four time slots per week.
ASAKURA, Fukuoka -- A man struggling with the loss of his wife, an animal-lover, to flooding caused by torrential rainfall here has taken up the task of caring for a dog that she adopted.
"There's nothing I can really say. She loved animals," said 69-year-old Shigemi Kojima, who had lived with his 69-year-old wife Hatsuko in Asakura's Haki district. The dog was adopted by Hatsuko when she found him abandoned while on a walk, and she and her daughter named him "Gonta," Kojima recalled while petting the beloved canine.