News Sushi #94: Morsels of News from Japan and Beyond

News Sushi #94 And we (Hamish) keep serving the best News Sushi!
Editor Note:It is Friday and that means it is time for the World Famous, soon to be Intergalactic Famous, News Sushi from our very own, Hamish Downie. Hamish brings us a decidedly different slant on Pop Culture as viewed through the lens of a non-native living in Japan.

Thank you (ありがとうございました) Hamish, for your insights.

こんにちは!Which means “Hello”!

We’re entering holiday mode at TGGeeks so, you’ll be getting the express edition of News Sushi for the next six weeks! Hope you have a happy holiday season!



Kabuki Stars Wars

It makes total sense, after all, Lucas took so much inspiration from Japanese culture and from Akira Kurosawa films to make his saga that it was a natural progression to turn the saga back into a Kabuki play.

It was a one night only adaption of the Kylo Ren story.

Check out the raw video below:

Kylo Ren isn’t the only movie property getting the Kabuki treatment, Hayao Miyazaki’s “Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind” is being turned into a live-action kabuki play. Take a look at the rehearsal footage below:

I saw “Princess Mononoke” turned into a stage play some years ago in Shibuya now. It was wonderful. So, I’m looking forward to seeing more of these productions hit the stage.


Singer Robyn Loau in London

That’s all for this week! Hope you are having a lovely week!

Bye for now!


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