‘Salvatore: Shoemaker of Dreams’: Film Review | Venice 2020

Much is made of the importance placed by Ferragamo on family, despite having left his tiny hometown of Bonito at age 11 to refine his innate shoemaking skills in Naples and then spending 13 years in America, from his late teens through his 20s. But even if his Super 8 films of family gatherings are […]

BAFTAs: UK actors call for movement to end sexual misconduct

Berlinale red carpet sees black as festival opens Anna Brüggemann is “Nobody’s Doll” Having launched the #NobodysDoll campaign that questions why women traditionally wear revealing, low-cut dresses and high heels on the red carpet, German actress Anna Brüggemann arrived amid the Berlinale glamor wearing a black sweater — presumably in solidarity with victims of sexual […]

Scandal-tarnished Nissan shows off production innovation

A man walks past the corporate logos at the global headquarters of Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. in Yokohama near Tokyo, Thursday, May 21, 2020. Nissan says it is developing a new way to produce auto parts, highlighting the Japanese automaker’s engineering finesse, even as it struggles to recover from a scandal centered around its former […]

BTS’ ‘Dynamite’ Blasts in at No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100, Becoming the Group’s First Leader

The official video for “Dynamite” premiered upon the song’s arrival (followed by an official “B-side” clip Aug. 24), and the track was available to purchase in the tracking week in its original form and via an EDM remix, acoustic remix and instrumental version (each sale-priced at 69 cents). Its original version was also available for […]

Qatar WSBK: Davies sets pace in Thursday practice

Read Also: Kawasaki confirms Haslam’s departure from WSBK team Lowes confirmed at Kawasaki WSBK team for 2020 FP1 results: Cla # Rider Bike Time Gap 1 1 Jonathan Rea Kawasaki 01’58.010 2 54 Toprak Razgatlioglu Kawasaki 01’58.140 00.130 3 60 Michael van der Mark Yamaha 01’58.402 00.392 4 22 Alex Lowes Yamaha 01’58.493 00.483 5 […]

The Weeknd, Jonas Brothers & More Congratulate BTS on ‘Dynamite’ Hitting No. 1

BTS even earned a shoutout from Moon Jae-in, president of the Republic of Korea, on their history-making chart accomplishment. “BTS has achieved its first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart, writing a new chapter in K-pop history as the first Korean band to do so,” Moon wrote, calling the moment “truly amazing” […]

The best Studio Ghibli movies on HBO Max

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind Cementing Studio Ghibli in history is its initial project, 1984’s Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind. The Ghibli classic is based upon the manga written and illustrated by Miyazaki, the same individual who would not only write and direct the adaptation but become an archetype for 21st-century […]

Japanese Parliament Passes Bill To Lift Casino Ban

Companies including MGM Resorts International, Las Vegas Sands, and Wynn Resorts have been eyeing Japan to build so-called integrated resorts, the particulars of which will be detailed in a separate implementation bill. The resorts could potentially generate some $30 billion annually. Spread throughout the small country, the cities of Osaka and Yokohama top most lists for the first resorts to be built. 

Japan’s Suga pledges focus on coronavirus but details remain sketchy

TOKYO (Reuters) – As Japan’s ruling party seeks a new leader to replace outgoing Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, health experts worry that his successor may prioritize reviving the recession-hit economy over its pledge to contain the coronavirus pandemic.

Japan’s tripling of coronavirus tests unlikely to improve fight, experts say

Patients wanting to be tested must go through telephone consultations, demonstrate they have symptoms or show they have been in touch with an infected person. Health ministry authorities must then approve the test and have in some cases refused to authorize them.