Arts And Entertainment

New film claims to have solved Jim Thompson mystery

Oct 21, 2017

A new documentary is set to stir fresh debate over one of Asia's most enduring mysteries: What happened to Jim Thompson, Thailand's legendary silk king

Michelle Yeoh: Weinstein a 'bully,' 'not always honorable'

Oct 17, 2017

Actress Michelle Yeoh says she was aware of Harvey Weinstein's reputation and would have unleashed "years of martial arts training" on the fallen Hollywood mogul had ever tried to sexually harass her

Donaldson sets up meeting with Nadal in Shanghai Masters

Oct 8, 2017

Jared Donaldson of the U.S. enjoyed an early birthday present in beating Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay 6-7 (7), 6-4, 6-4 in the Shanghai Masters first round

Japanese roots of Nobel winner Kazuo Ishiguro celebrated

Oct 6, 2017

Kazuo Ishiguro left Japan at a young age, but his birthplace became part of his artistic approach and is celebrating his Nobel Prize in literature

Sands woos Japan with vision for top sports, concert venues

Oct 4, 2017

Las Vegas Sands deploys David Beckham and other top sports, music and entertainment figures in effort to woo Japan as it prepares to issue licenses for casinos.

Japan auteur Kawase exploring how film ties past and future

Oct 2, 2017

From her earliest works with a hand-held camera focused on everyday objects to her prize-winning Cannes films, Japanese director Naomi Kawase has shown her determination to reach for eternity

Red Bull's Verstappen wins Malaysian Grand Prix

Oct 1, 2017

Max Verstappen celebrated his birthday by winning the Malaysian Grand Prix in style on Sunday, while Lewis Hamilton finished second to extend his championship lead over Sebastian Vettel

Hong Kong superstar Aaron Kwok announces he's a father

Sep 22, 2017

Hong Kong superstar Aaron Kwok has announced on social media that he's a father

Japanese video gaming adapting new tech for familiar titles

Sep 21, 2017

The Japanese video game industry is finding its way out of the doldrums, by adapting new technology for decades-old titles

AP Interview: Japan's emoji creator saw nuance in pictures

Sep 21, 2017

AP Interview: The Japanese creator of the first emoji wanted to add nuance to mobile phone messages and never imagined his 1999 work would become a global phenomenon