Terracotta Festival is run by the Terracotta Group, a company dedciated to bringing quality and entertaining Far East films to the UK. Throughout the rest of the year, Terracotta Distribution releases current new releases theatrically, on DVD and on TV, as well as hosts other Far East film screenings and events.
Enterking, a business selling second hand games, CDs and manga, recently carried out a survey amongst One Piece fans, asking them who they would most like to be their boss - and their subordinate - from all the characters in the manga.
Japan's all-female theatre troupe, the Takarazuka Revue, celebrates the 97th anniversary of its first ever public performance today, April 1. Based in Takarazuka, Hyogo Prefecture, it is today renowed throughout Japan for its melodramatic and lavish productions of romantic tales set to music, with all parts played exclusively by female actors.
A project has been launched specifically designed to highlight the plight of young children affected by the earthquake. The Te wo Tsunago (Holding Hands) project features popular children's characters, such as NHK's Domo-Kun, Miffy and Elmo from Sesame Street, holding hands and smiling.
In Japan, the fact that cleanliness is next to, well, cleanliness is made abundantly clear when you take a peek inside the bathroom (try and find an empty one). This is where you will find the Japanese toilet – a microcosm of Japanese technical innovation and without doubt the most advanced in the world.