Arts

  • Asia's Standouts

    A Pakistani director tackles taboos

    Academy Award-winner Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy uses her camera to shine a light

  • Is Japan ready to love a transgender lead character?

    Naoko Ogigami's gentle film 'Close-Knit' set to touch audiences' emotions

  • Peking opera by Japanese students warms icy sentiment in China

    Room for Japan's companies to do more to promote cultural exchanges

  • Hokkien puppetry comes to life in Penang

    A dose of modernity revitalizes traditional art and attracts crowds

  • Vinyl boom rolls into Japan at 33rpm

    Analogue music takes the stage in a country known for digital likings

  • Pop idols pull most out of 'otaku' wallets

    Female fans playing bigger role in growth of Japan's consumer cults

  • Will Singapore wave chequered flag on Formula One?

    Locals question Grand Prix's fading popularity, high costs

  • China may let more foreign films shine on silver screen

    Cinema glut shifts focus to content, added value as box-office gains slow

  • Japan's 'Your Name' debuts at No. 1 in South Korea

    Rounds out sweep of big Asian media markets

  • Agents of Change 2017

    Makoto Shinkai leads next wave of anime filmmakers

    'Your Name' director could change the face of the anime industry

  • Hong Kongers reject Beijing's gift of a Palace Museum

    Plans to construct the monument is being pushed through without consultation

  • Life behind the scenes in Pyongyang

    Russian filmmaker looks at the wider picture of state control in North Korea

  • SMAP fans mourn as Japan pop idols leave 'final stage'

    Group spans boy band to TV stars in decades-long career

  • Malaysian pop star makes waves in the West

    Yuna's new R&B album hailed by critics

  • New photo gallery boosts Bangkok art scene

    Hossein Farmani brings his international experience to promote local artists

  • Young Hong Kong singer ready for next stage

    Elizabeth Stewart, 11, beguiles audiences from Beijing to Borneo

  • Chinese fans, US critics cheer latest Japanese anime hit

    'Your Name' becomes second-highest grossing domestic film of all time

  • Thai filmmaker grapples with insurgency and identity quest

    Movie about displacement strikes a chord in the Indian home of Tibetan exiles

  • 'Your Name' teleports to No. 3 at box office for Japanese films

    Body-switching yarn trails only 'Spirited Away,' 'Howl's Moving Castle'

  • Chiang Kai-shek's great-granddaughter transcends time and politics with art