Japanese smash-hit animation "your name." hits Chinese screens

Japanese smash-hit animated film "your name." hit Chinese screens on Friday, already raking in millions in ticket sales, despite years of tense political relations. The film, directed by Makoto Shinkai, which took Japan by storm, will be shown at as many ... ( read original story ...)

Hayao Miyazaki: Japan's godfather of animation?

It would be no exaggeration to describe Hayao Miyazaki as the godfather of animation in Japan - some might even say the world. Since his directorial debut in 1979, his gentle and whimsical children's movies have been hugely popular and become key cultural ... ( read original story ...)

Casino bill clears Japan Diet panel after rapid deliberation

A bill to legalize forms of casino gambling in Japan passed a lower house committee Friday ... To have fuller access to the Kyodo News website, it is necessary to subscribe. We offer a broad range of subscription options depending on your needs. ( read original story ...)

Domino’s Japan has had to scrap its reindeer delivery plans

Fans of reindeer and pizza, we’re terribly sorry. Cocktail recipe: Citrus prosecco sparkler It turns out that Domino’s Japan has had to scrap their new reindeer delivery scheme (*cough* admittedly adorable PR stunt *cough*), because, well, a reindeer ... ( read original story ...)

South Korea, Japan announce new sanctions on North Korea

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of - South Korea and Japan on Friday announced their own fresh, unilateral sanctions on North Korea as their nuclear-armed neighbour warns of retaliation against toughened UN sanctions over the nuclear and missile tests it conducted ... ( read original story ...)