Adapted into an animated film in 1989 by guru anime director Hayao Miyazaki, “Kiki’s Delivery Service” (“Majo no Takkyubin” in Japanese) is enjoying unwavering popularity to this day.
27-year old socialite Olivia Palermo has become a popular fashion icon after appearing in MTV’s reality show “The City.” She is a real “Gossip Girl” who attended prestigious schools and is active in social scenes.
Music event “SOFA DISCO” by DJ duo Shinichi Osawa (musician) and Masatoshi Uemura (buyer of bonjour records) of “OFF THE ROCKER” will be held at the Music Bar of YOYOGI VILLAGE on June 7th.
Singer and songwriter Ringo Sheena celebrated the 15th anniversary since her debut on the 27th. In commemoration, an official You Tube channel for her band Tokyo Jihen (disbanded in 2012) is opened.
Roppongi Hills Mori Arts Center Gallery will hold “Harry Potter: The Exhibition” wherein the world of the film is faithfully reproduced, from June 22nd to September 16th.
Online Game “Lucent Heart” managed by Gamania Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd. collaborated with gothic Lolita brand “ATELIER-PIERROT” from May 24th.
Japanese director Naomi Kawase having won 2 awards in the past including the grand prix, Oscar winning director Ang Lee from Taiwan and Indian actress Vidya Balan serve as part of the panel of judges for the 66th Cannes Film Festival.
The “Evangelion & Japanese Sword Exhibition” circulating Japan including the Bizen Osafune Japanese Sword Museum in Okayama prefecture, will be held in Fukuoka from May 24th.
Icelandic musician Björk will hold live concerts “Biophilia” at National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation for the first time in five years under the theme “Technology and Nature” on July 31st, Aug. 3rd and 6th.
The film “Wara no Tate” directed by Takashi Miike was screened in the evening of May 20th (local time) at the Grand Théâtre Lumière as part of the competition division of Cannes Film Festival.
“The Great Gatsby World Exhibit” will be held on the 3rd floor of Isetan Shinjuku main building from June 12th to 18th. The exhibit introduces the fashion of the 1920s and the world of the movie starring Leonard DiCaprio.
Rising to fame with his first anime film, “Voices of a Distant Star”, anime director Makoto Shinkai has made a striking impact on the animation community
A music event gathering modern Japanese culture dubbed “Message from Sky” will be held in Roppongi Hills from May 31st at Mado Lounge of Tokyo City View on the 52th of Mori Tower and limited time “miku café.”
Collaborated silver accessories with animation director Kenji Kamiyama and jewelry brand “Dr MONROE” will be marketed to overseas market via Tokyo Otaku Mode,
An indoor park themed with characters appearing in Weekly Shonen Jump (published by Shueisha) named “J-WORLD TOKYO” will open on July 11th on the 3rd floor World Import Mart of Ikebukuro Sunshine City in Tokyo.
Photographer Tadao Matsuda is holding a photo exhibit titled “akina-mono-chrome” to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of TV personality Akina Minami.
DIESEL is the official supporter of outdoor musical festival “Big Beach Festival ’13” to be held on June 1st at Makuhari, Chiba.
French Film Festival Japan 2013 to be held from June 21st to 24th has presented its line up along with guests who will visit Japan. To welcome its 21st year, the festival will screen a total of fourteen pieces.
“B:MING LIFE STORE by BEAMS” a brand catered towards families managed by BEAMS, lines up a tote bag created in collaboration with Kankuro Kudo
“ALL STAR” by CONVERSE presents a special collaboration model (10,290 yen) with manga “JoJo's Bizarre Adventure” written by Hirohiko Araki.