Asia Culture & Entertainment

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Ang Lee says China boycott of Taiwan awards show a loss

Ang Lee says China boycott of Taiwan awards show a loss

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwanese filmmaker Ang Lee says China’s boycott of Taiwan’s Golden Horse film awards demonstrates how politics can harm the arts. Beijing’s...

Japanese gov’t to toughen language school standards

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) — The eligibility standards for Japanese-language schools that accept foreign students with an eye to increase the average attendance rate...

Gourmet roadshow attracts tourists to visit Taiwan

SERDANG, Malaysia (Sin Chew Daily/ANN) - A roadshow of Taiwan gourmet and culinary arts program will be visiting seven states of Malaysia covering 21...
Review: A yeti prompts a China travelogue in 'Abominable'

Review | A yeti prompts a China travelogue in ‘Abominable’

"Abominable" is just about the most cuddly piece of East-West synergy a corporation could dream up. The first co-production between DreamWorks Animation and the Shanghai-based...
Tadashi Shoji returns to Japanese roots at NY  Fashion Week

Tadashi Shoji returns to Japanese roots at NY Fashion Week

NEW YORK (AP) — Tadashi Shoji said returning to his Japanese roots on the runway took years. In a show he titled "Once Upon a...
Japan's Emperor Naruhito hosts tea party for foreign royals

Japan’s Emperor Naruhito hosts tea party for foreign royals

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Emperor Naruhito is hosting a tea party at his residence for royals from other countries, thanking them for celebrating his...
About 50,000 people attended the peace memorial ceremony in Hiroshima on Tuesday to honor victims of the atomic bombing in 1945. (The Japan News/ANN)

World free of nuclear weapons urged at Hiroshima ceremony

Hiroshima (The Japan News/ANN) — To honor victims of the atomic bombing in 1945, about 50,000 people attended the peace memorial ceremony held in...
Director promises dank thrills in Thai cave boys rescue saga

Director promises dank thrills in Thai cave boys rescue saga

BANGKOK (AP) — Their story gripped the world: determined divers racing against time and water to rescue 12 boys and their soccer coach trapped...
Obayashi's 40-year career defined by warning of war's horror

Obayashi’s 40-year career defined by warning of war’s horror

TOKYO (AP) — At 81, Nobuhiko Obayashi has terminal lung cancer, but his confrontation with death began so long ago it has characterized his...

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