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Ending drought for R-rated comedies, ‘Good Boys’ is No. 1

via The Japan Times    Aug 19, 2019

Actors (from left) Brady Noon, Jacob Tremblay, Keith L. Williams and Chance Hurstfield arrive for the premiere of

The R-rated comedy, left for dead by some Hollywood studios, again reached No.1 at the box office over the weekend thanks to the raunchy coming-of-age ...

Greenland isn’t for sale but it’s becoming increasingly valuable amid Arctic rivalry with China

via The Japan Times    Aug 17, 2019

The town of Upernavik in western Greenland is seen in July 2015. | REUTERS

President Donald Trump’s reported wish to buy Greenland may have been rejected by Denmark, but it underscores the rapidly rising value of the massive, ice-covered ...

Joe Tsai becomes sole owner of Nets

via The Japan Times    Aug 17, 2019

Joe Tsai, the co-founder of the Alibaba Group, will become the sole owner of the Brooklyn Nets and Barclays Center in a $3.4 billion transaction. | AP

Joe Tsai has agreed to buy the remaining 51 percent of the Brooklyn Nets and Barclays Center from Mikhail Prokhorov in deals that two people ...

Abe sends ritual offering to war-linked Yasukuni Shrine

via The Japan Times    Aug 15, 2019

People visit Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo to pray for the war dead on Thursday, the 74th anniversary of Japan's surrender in World War II. | KYODO

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a ritual offering to the war-linked Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo on Thursday, the 74th anniversary of Japan’s surrender in World ...

How to sell your film abroad

By Mark Schilling
- via The Japan Times    Aug 15, 2019

Dream-like and disturbing: Nao Yoshigai's films involve flower petals, dancers and landscapes. | © FANTASIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

As a reviewer, reporter and programmer, I go to six or seven film festivals a year. This is nothing compared to some colleagues, who trudge ...

Japan to appoint ex-head of U.S. affairs as new envoy to South Korea

via The Japan Times    Aug 14, 2019

The Japanese government plans to appoint Koji Tomita, a former head of the Foreign Ministry’s North American Affairs Bureau, as its new ambassador to South ...

South Korea marks ‘comfort women’ memorial day

via The Japan Times    Aug 14, 2019

South Korea on Wednesday observed its official “comfort women” memorial day for a second year, with a ceremony commemorating Korean women who worked in Japanese ...

‘Cannon Busters’: Bending anime rules in all the right ways

By Roland Kelts
- via The Japan Times    Aug 11, 2019


When LeSean Thomas saw director Katsuhiro Otomo working through the night in a behind-the-scenes documentary of the anime "Akira," he thought: "That's what I want ...

Renegotiating NAFTA

By James M. Lindsay
- via Foreign Affairs    May 12, 2017

Andres Rozental and Rohinton Medhora join CFR's James M. Lindsay in examining the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA.

Hard Power’s Essential Soft Side

By Joseph S. Nye Jr.,Zachary Laub
- via Foreign Affairs    Mar 30, 2017

President Trump’s proposal to build up the military while slashing funds for diplomacy and foreign assistance misses how “soft power” can advance the national interest, says Josep...

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