Mari Yamaguchi

Author Murakami turns DJ, plays classic hits on his 'Stay Home' radio show to lift spirits

Acclaimed Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami, hosting a special radio show from home, painted a brighter side of the world with his favourite music.

25 May 2020

Author Haruki Murakami hosts a rare public reading to mark 40 years of his debut as a novelist

Author Haruki Murakami marked 40 years of his debut as a novelist with his first public reading in Japan in nearly a quarter-century.

18 Dec 2019

Placido Domingo won't be performing at Tokyo Olympics cultural events

He wished for the event to be successful while expressing his hope for a new opportunity in the future, according to the Tokyo organizers.

08 Nov 2019

Johnny Kitagawa, kingpin of Japan's entertainment industry, dies at 87

Johnny Kitagawa, a kingpin of Japan's entertainment industry for more than half a century who produced famous boybands including Arashi, Tokio and SMAP, has died. He was 87.

13 Jul 2019