"Cannes Film Festival Honors Studio Ghibli"       "Internet Watch Foundation seeks to clamp down on child images"       "Iran Ambassador to Japan criticizes ‘demonization’ of his country"       "Myanmar donates 1.98 million yen to earthquake victims in Japan"       "Excluding Myanmar from Japan’s ASEAN Summit Criticized"      

Cannes Film Festival Honors Studio Ghibli

Thursday, April 18, 2024

(Hayao Miyazaki)

By Nada Azhari

TOKYO- The Tokyo-based Studio Ghibli has become the first group to receive the coveted Honorary Palme d’Or at The 2024 Cannes Film Festival in May. The award is usually awarded to very talented individual actors or directors.

Iris Knobloch, President of the Cannes Film Festival, said the award was a historical first. “Japanese animated cinema is experienced as one of the great adventures of cinema, between tradition and modernity.”

Toshio Suzuki, speaking on beha...

Internet Watch Foundation seeks to clamp down on child images

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

TOKYO- (PanOrient News) The unrestricted availability of AI image-creating software has seen an increase in the number of illegal images of children across the internet and the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) is seeking regulation to stop abusive use of this software.

“The really dark reality of this technology means that people can use it to create whatever fantasy or whatever thing they want to do to children, and it's incredibly dangerous,” according to Michael Tunks, the IWF’s Head...

Iran Ambassador to Japan criticizes ‘demonization’ of his country

Wednesday, February 14, 2024

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TOKYO: On Iran’s National Day, Iranian Ambassador to Japan Peiman Seadat made an address in front of several leading politicians in which he spoke of the need for peace and prosperity in the face of “exclusion and injustice.”

His audience included Digital Minister KONO Taro, Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs FUKUZAWA Yoichi and Komei Party leader YAMAGUCHI Natsuo, as well as government officials, members of the Japan-Iran Parliamentary Friendship Group, and diplomatic ...

Myanmar donates 1.98 million yen to earthquake victims in Japan

Wednesday, January 24, 2024

TOKYO- (PanOrient News) Myanmar’s Ambassador to Japan has handed over a contribution of 1.98 million yen to the Mayor of Nanao in Ishikawa Prefecture for those affected by the devastating earthquake that struck Japan’s northern coast on New Year’s Day.

The 7.6 magnitude quake in Ishikawa Prefecture left more than 200 people dead, injured many more and left thousands homeless. Myanmar nationals living in the quake-affected area had to take refuge in rescue centers.

The donation cam...