Washington Square News

Japan Grants NYU Law $5 Million

Japan Grants NYU Law $5 Million

By Christine Lee, Staff Writer

November 27, 2017


Filed under News, University News

The Japanese government has granted NYU Law School five million dollars to advance education in international law. Japan hopes that the donation helps further and enhance legal relations between Japanese and American diplomats.

Exposure | Snapshots of Japan

Exposure | Snapshots of Japan

By Euan Prentis, Staff Photographer

October 10, 2017


Filed under Featured Multimedia, Featured On Homepage, Multimedia, Multimedia Featured On Homepage, Multimedia Gallery

The architecture of Japanese cities takes on many forms but creates a holistic image of everything that Japan has to offer.

‘Ugetsu’ is an Essential, Beautiful Haunt

‘Ugetsu’ is an Essential, Beautiful Haunt

By Matthew Holman, Contributing Writer

March 2, 2017


Filed under Arts, Film, Top Stories

The re-release of Kenji Mizuguchi’s 1953 film "Ugetsu" should be eagerly anticipated — the work is both one of the few ghost movies with neither over-the-top ghouls and one of the few war films that doesn't simply lapse into gore.

Mifune Doc Details Legendary Career

Mifune Doc Details Legendary Career

By Ali Hassan, Contributing Writer

November 21, 2016


Filed under Arts, Film

One of the greatest acting legends to have come out of Japan finally gets his time to shine in "Mifune: The Last Samurai."

‘At Twilight’ Brings Beauty From Complex Culture

‘At Twilight’ Brings Beauty From Complex Culture

By Thomas Miritello, Contributing Writer

October 19, 2016


Filed under Arts, Entertainment

In a delightfully intricate and curiosity-provoking new exhibit at the Japan Society, Simon Starling's "At Twilight" blends Japanese Noh theater with a variety of other cultural phenomena.

‘Sweet Bean,’ From Japan, Is Slow Yet Satisfying

‘Sweet Bean,’ From Japan, Is Slow Yet Satisfying

By Carter Glace, Staff Writer

March 25, 2016


Filed under Arts, Film

"Sweet Bean", the new film from Japanese director Naomi Kawase, focuses on the relationship between a bakery owner and the elderly woman he hires.

Two worlds meet at Met

Two worlds meet at Met

By Carter Glace, Staff Writer

October 26, 2015


Filed under Arts, Entertainment

Two vastly different exhibits find common artistic ground in the Met's "Fashion and Virtue" and "Celebrating the Art of Japan." Explore how textiles changed from housework to hate-couture in this expansive gallery.

Japan deal cause for concern in US

Japan deal cause for concern in US

By Max Schachere, Contributing Writer

October 5, 2015


Filed under Opinion

A new Japanese military bill could harm the United States more than it could help us.

Pamella Roland Spring/Summer 2015

By Natalie Matejkova, Contributing Writer

September 9, 2014


Filed under Fashion Week

Led by the dramatic bang of a gong, the first model in a crème satin dress entered the runway between cherry blossom screens for Pamella Roland’s Spring/Summer 2015 collection. The entire collection, inspired by the Gardens of Kyoto and Roland’s travels to Japan, captured the mood in elegant...

Documentary examines effects of nuclear impact

Documentary examines  effects of nuclear impact

December 10, 2013


Filed under Arts

  The Atomic Age was launched into existence with the twin strikes at Hiroshima and Nagasaki, which makes it ironic because today Japan is one of the leading users of nuclear power. The tiny island has the third largest number of reactors in the world. Despite the trauma nuclear weapons wrought upon the nation, the la...

US must facilitate talks between China and Japan over South China Sea islands

US must facilitate talks between China and Japan over South China Sea islands

December 2, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

Last week, China issued an abrupt notice of a new Air Defense Identification Zone, airspace that requires the identification and control of a civil aircraft over land, in the East China Sea, covering the disputed islands China calls the Diaoyu and Japan calls Senkaku. In Cold War-like responses, both...

Discussion questions meaning of queer across borders

Discussion questions meaning of queer across borders

By Kavish Harjai, Staff Writer

October 23, 2013


Filed under News

The NYU Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality and the Department of East Asian Studies co-hosted an event titled Queer Japan as part of the Globally Queer? series on Oct. 23. Social and cultural analysis professor Lisa Duggan, who started this series in the fall 2012 semester, said the pur...

Next Page »