Japan

Spirited Away still, Studio Ghibli
Film & TVStudio Ghibli’s Spirited Away will be turned into a stage play
One Cut of the Dead, Shin’ichirô Ueda (2017)
Film & TVHow films about filmmaking are revolutionising Japanese cinema
Tokyo Gore Police
Film & TVAn introduction to Yoshihiro Nishimura, the whacky king of body horror
Madonna, Kenji Wakasugi (1985)
Art & PhotographyThese provocative portraits capture Madonna on her ascent to superstardom
The breakdancers gunning for the 2024 Paris Olympics
Life & CultureMeet the breakdancers gunning for the 2024 Paris Olympics
Battle Royale, Kinji Fukasaku
Film & TVHow Japan’s 90s teen delinquency crisis inspired a wave of killer movies
‘Joe Baiden’ is Japan's answer to the US president-elect
PoliticsMeet Jo Baiden: Japanese mayor goes viral after Joe Biden’s US election win
Supreme x Toshio Saeki collaborative collection erotic art
FashionSupreme links up with ‘The Godfather of Japanese Erotica’ for new collab
Studio Ghibli founder sketch cute characters for his museum
Film & TVWatch Hayao Miyazaki sketch cute characters for the Studio Ghibli Museum
Kowagarasetai
Life & CultureA Japanese zombie coffin experience wants to relieve your COVID-19 stress
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Film & TVThe Studio Ghibli theme park confirms its 2022 opening date
Princess Mononoke inspired campsite
Film & TVA Princess Mononoke-inspired campsite is opening in Japan
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Film & TVWerner Herzog on fact and fiction in Japan’s rent-a-family business
Japanese condom brand
Life & CultureA Japanese condom brand has made a weird AF anime about safe sex
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MusicWatch the original Cowboy Bebop band virtually perform theme song ‘Tank’
Electric Dragon 80.000 V, Sogo Ishii
Film & TVA guide to Japanese cyberpunk cinema with three of its visionary directors
Japanese femdom artist Namio Harukawa has passed away
Art & PhotographyJapanese femdom artist Namio Harukawa has passed away
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Science & TechStudio Ghibli is giving away free Zoom backgrounds
Yuen Hsieh
Film & TVInside the cyberpunk world of Taiwanese filmmaker Yuen Hsieh
Family Romance LCC
Film & TVWatch the trailer for Werner Herzog’s doc on Japan’s rent-a-family business
Spirited Away
Film & TVThe Studio Ghibli museum has closed amid coronavirus fears
Peas – Chus Antón and Grégory Clavijo
Art & PhotographyThis new photography book is a tribute to fandom and coming-of-age
My Neighbor Totoro
MusicJoe Hisaishi: the genius composer who gave Studio Ghibli its sound
Yayoi Kusama
Art & PhotographyYayoi Kusama will debut a new, outdoor infinity room in New York