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Japanese comedian Ken Shimura dies after coronavirus infection

March 30, 2020

Tokyo–Popular Japanese comedian Ken Shimura died on Sunday after being infected with the novel coronavirus, it was learned on Monday. He was 70. On March 19, Shimura told a doctor he had fever and difficulty breathing. After being delivered to

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Actress Sawajiri gets suspended sentence for drug possession

February 7, 2020

Tokyo–Tokyo District Court on Thursday sentenced Japanese actress Erika Sawajiri to 18 months in prison, suspended for three years, for possessing synthetic drugs. “She had a facile idea that it would be fine as long as nobody found out,” judge

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Actress Erika Sawajiri pleads guilty to drug charges

January 31, 2020

Tokyo–Japanese actress Erika Sawajiri pleaded guilty at the beginning of her trial on a high-profile drug case at Tokyo District Court on Friday, after over 2,000 people lined up for only 19 gallery seats. The prosecution sought a jail term

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Japanese actor Jo Shishido dies at 86

January 22, 2020

Tokyo, Jan. 21 (Jiji Press)–Japanese actor Jo Shishido, who appeared in action films produced by Nikkatsu Corp., has died, it was learned on Tuesday. He was 86. Making his film debut with “Keisatsu Nikki” (Police Diary) in 1955, Shishido, born

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”Babymetal” performing in Pulp Summer Slam XX next year

November 8, 2019

One of Japan’s famous rock metal bands is coming to the Philippines for the first time. In a tweet last Thursday, Japanese kawaii metal band “Babymetal” confirmed that they are one of the performers for next year’s Pulp Summer Slam

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New York Fashion Week

September 6, 2019

A model presents a creation by Japanese designer Tadashi Shoji during New York Fashion Week in New York, New York, USA, 05 September 2019.New York Fashion Week for designer’s Spring and Summer lines are being held from 05 to 11

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South Korean speed sating queen to marry Japanese singer

August 29, 2019

Seoul–Former South Korean speed skater Lee Sang-hwa is set to marry Kangnam, a Japanese singer, her management agency said Thursday. Lee, 30, will hold a wedding ceremony on Oct. 12 with the 32-year-old artist, whose real name is Yasuo Namekawa.

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Pikachu parade in Yokohama

August 9, 2019

Performers dressed as Pikachu, the popular animation Pokemon series character, participate in a light performance during the Pikachu parade in Yokohama on August 8, 2019. (Photo by Kazuhiro NOGI / AFP) Jiji Press