Japan’s Fuji Rock Festival cancelled for first time because of pandemic

TOKYO (Reuters) – Fuji Rock Festival, Japan’s biggest annual music event, will be cancelled for the first time ever due to the coronavirus pandemic, organisers said, disappointing thousands of... Read more »

Death of reality TV show star in Japan spotlights cyber bullying

TOKYO (Reuters) – The recent death of Hana Kimura, a bubbly, pink-haired 22-year-old wrestler and reality TV show star, has spotlighted a rise in cyber bullying in Japan and... Read more »

Music industry hits pause to reflect as U.S. protests rage

(Reuters) – Leading record labels will mark “Black Out Tuesday” this week, suspending business and working with communities to fight racial inequality after protests erupted in the United States... Read more »

Japan reality show ‘Terrace House’ halts production after star’s death

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese reality TV show “Terrace House” has suspended its production for the 2019-2020 season after the sudden death of a 22-year-old cast member, it said on... Read more »

Sudden death of popular Terrace House star shocks Japan, fans

TOKYO (Reuters) – The sudden death of Hana Kimura, a 22-year-old professional wrestler and a cast member in the popular Netflix reality show “Terrace House” shocked fans and raised... Read more »

At the movies: ‘Ben Hur’ and ‘Wizard of Oz’ as Japan reopens

TOKYO (Reuters) – The chariots of 1959 epic “Ben Hur” and the yellow brick road of 1939 fantasy “The Wizard of Oz” are back on the big screen in... Read more »

Japanese author Murakami to DJ ‘Stay Home’ radio special as virus shutdown continues

FILE PHOTO: Japanese writer Haruki Murakami, laureate of Hans Christian Andersen Literature Award 2016, is seen outside H. C. Andersen’s house in Odense, Denmark October 30, 2016. Scanpix Denmark/Henning... Read more »

In Japan, world’s longest-running TV cartoon show switches to re-runs as coronavirus halts production

FILE PHOTO: Japan’s economy has been seriously disrupted by the coronavirus outbreak and restrictions imposed to curb its spread, leaving many districts in Tokyo much quieter than usual. Picture... Read more »

U.S. stock funds shed $10.8 million in week: Lipper

(Reuters) – U.S.-based stock funds posted $10.8 billion in outflows in the week ended ON Wednesday, according to Lipper. U.S. taxable bond funds attracted $11.9 billion, the fourth straight... Read more »

U.S. stock funds see third inflow in a row, high-yield corporate bond funds see record: Lipper

FILE PHOTO: The Wall Street sign is pictured at the New York Stock exchange (NYSE) in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., March 9, 2020.... Read more »