Romanticizing Motherhood: Horikita Maki and the Ritualistic Retirement of Female Actresses in Japan

Top Image Source: Excite On Tuesday, February 28th, I turned my TV on per my usual morning routine. I checked the clock on the upper left screen to make sure I wasn't running late as the morning wide show I usually watch filled my otherwise quiet room with cheery, mostly insignificant chatter. As the show... Continue Reading →


The Perks and Pitfalls of Being a Foreign Talent in the Japanese Entertainment Industry: An Interview with Noemi Krapecz

“Never trust agencies. Know your rights. And don’t be scared of lawyers. If you have a good lawyer, it’s not expensive. Unless there are people who fight, nothing’s gonna change. And that’s what I’m trying to do." -- Noemi Krapecz

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