Arts And Entertainment

French film star Catherine Deneuve receives Japanese award

Oct 23, 2018

French film star Catherine Deneuve has received Japanese prestigious art award, the Praemium Imperiale, and was greeted by Emperor Akihito

Murakami enjoys writing because he doesn't know the ending

Oct 22, 2018

Haruki Murakami says he enjoys writing novels because he doesn't know how they'll end

Film with Fan Bingbing, Bruce Willis canceled after tax case

Oct 18, 2018

Film release for "Air Strike," featuring Fan Bingbing and Bruce Willis, has been canceled after the Chinese actress was ensnared in tax evasion case

Federer, del Potro, Zverev all win at Shanghai Masters

Oct 10, 2018

Federer overcomes second-set stutter, while del Potro and Zverev overcome illness to win at Shanghai Masters

Thailand keeping 'The Beach' of movie fame closed for rehab

Oct 4, 2018

Thailand extending closure of a beautiful bay made famous by the Leonardo DiCaprio movie "The Beach" until it recovers from years of environment damage caused by too many tourists

China orders actress Fan Bingbing to pay massive tax fine

Oct 4, 2018

Chinese media say tax authorities have ordered actress Fan Bingbing to pay taxes and fines but would spare her from criminal prosecution

Chinese media say actress Fan Bingbing has been ordered to pay taxes and fines but won't be prosecuted if taxes are paid

Oct 3, 2018

Chinese media say actress Fan Bingbing has been ordered to pay taxes and fines but won't be prosecuted if taxes are paid

New Okinawa chief embodies complexity of Japan's US bases

Oct 2, 2018

Denny Tamaki is the first half-American elected leader of Okinawa, and he is promising to reduce the U.S. military presence on the southwestern Japanese islands

Japanese actor Koji Yakusho says his is a solitary craft

Sep 29, 2018

Koji Yakusho has played a range of roles in Japanese and Hollywood films and his ability to imbue a range of characters with humanism is part of why he's being honored at Tokyo Film Festival

Lao drug kingpin with celebrity links gets 2nd life sentence

Sep 26, 2018

A court in Thailand has given a second life sentence to a drug kingpin from Laos whose social connections to various celebrities were exposed by his arrest