'Japan Lies,' documentary about veteran photojournalist, wins three awards
Asahi -- Feb 13
A documentary about a Japanese photojournalist who shed light on the plight of atomic bomb victims and the oppressed during his nearly seven-decade career, has won three accolades in cinema.
"Japan Lies: The Photojournalism of Kikujiro Fukushima, Age 90" has proved so popular that a Hiroshima theater is showing the film before previously scheduled screening events in the prefecture this spring.
Saburo Hasegawa, 42, made his directorial debut with "Japan Lies," which follows the life of Fukushima, now 91, who lives in Yanai.
Fukushima's photojournalism career started with his haunting pictures of the daily struggles of atomic bomb victims in Hiroshima after the end of World War II.
Police in Niihama, Ehime Prefecture, are investigating the mutilation deaths of three cats whose bodies were left in a park. Two were found dead in February, and the third was found on Saturday. (Japan Today )
Banging on drums and waving "Sayonara nukes" signs, thousands of people rallied in a Tokyo park and marched to Parliament on Sunday to demand an end to nuclear power ahead of the third anniversary of the Fukushima disaster. (scmp.com )
Fewer than 40 pct of residents and commuters in Tokyo take specific measures to prepare for a possible huge earthquake beneath the Japanese capital, despite high awareness on disaster prevention, a Metropolitan Police Department survey showed Friday. (Jiji Press )
The man under arrest for fatally stabbing one man and wounding three others during a 10-minute rampage in Kashiwa, Chiba Prefecture, on Monday night, told police on Thursday that he wanted to hijack a plane at Haneda airport and fly it into Tokyo Skytree to take revenge on society. (Japan Today )
The man lauded as "Japan's Beethoven," who has admitted he never wrote his compositions, appeared before cameras for the first time since the scandal surfaced - clean-shaven and minus his trademark sunglasses. (abcnews.go.com )