This week, Parasite made Oscar history last week for being the first non-English language film in Oscar history to win the award for the Best Picture. That very night, the film also won three other […]
【COVID-19】Coronavirus Pandemic: Not an excuse to be racist or xenophobic
Misleading, unverified and false information about the coronavirus has spread across social media platforms, with some accounts only a few days old reaching millions of views with a mix of fearmongering and racial stereotyping. https://t.co/Q1Rim3wdaB […]
Bengali Japanese Super Star Rola Urges Fans to Donate to the Australian Red Cross
Japanese-Bengali model, actress, TV personality Rola is putting her massive social media following to good use. The star who has moved to Los Angeles and has donated a large sum of money to UNICEF in […]
Carlos Ghosn’s Escape From “Rigged” Japanese Justice System prompts talk of Japan’s “Hostage Justice”
Carlos Ghosn, Nissan’s ex-chairman, says he has not fled justice but “escaped injustice and political persecution”. Carlos Ghosn, the auto industry mogul who pulled off his escape from Japan, has revived global criticism of Japan’s […]
Racist backlashes to Marie Kondo’s new store: if Gwyneth Paltrow can do it, why can’t Marie Kondo?
Marie Kondo is kawaii AF. But don’t let her cuteness fool you. She is a bold business woman who dares to build a global empire (or maybe she has built one already?) The Japanese organizational […]
“Some things are more important than rugby,” Canadian rugby players lauded for helping typhoon clean-up after game canceled in Japan
KAMAISHI, JAPAN—Canadian rugby players were seen shoveling mud, carrying furniture and helping with recovery efforts in Kamaishi, following the cancellation of their match against Namibia, which was called off due to the threat of Typhoon […]
Man Sets Fire to Animation Studio in Kyoto: Catastrophic fire at KyoAni’s studio causes the death of 30+ artists and employees.
According to officials, there are at least 33 deaths and a at least 36 injured after a man set fire to an animation studio in Kyoto, one of the most catastrophic casualty incident since WWII. […]
#KimOhNo: Kim Kardashian’s Culturally Offensive ‘Kimono’ Shapewear
On Tuesday, Kardashian shared images displaying pieces from her new shapewear line, ‘Kimono’ on Twitter and Instagram, writing: “This is a new approach to shapewear. Offering real solutions in 9 shades and sizes XXS-4XL, @kimonobody […]
The 2019 NBA finals is also a battle between the underprivileged and the ‘comfortable’.
View this post on Instagram First half Finals vi👁ws (2/3) A post shared by Toronto Raptors (@raptors) on Jun 2, 2019 at 6:47pm PDT “I’ve been an underdog my entire life.”—Fred VlanVleet at his draft […]
So many films, so little time! Film recommendations by the programmers of Toronto Japanese Film Festival
This year’s Toronto Japanese Film Festival (TJFF) has a wide selection of top-quality films. Just because it’s a challenge to select the best ones, we asked the programmers of TJFF 2019, James Heron (director of […]