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Japanese corporate culture comes to life in PuSh Festival's "Hot Pepper"

The captivating and disturbing reality of Japan's office workers is put on stage in PuSh Festival's must-see dance, "Hot Pepper, Air Conditioner and Farewell Speech".

Typhoon batters Tokyo, heads for crippled nuclear plant

A million told to evacuate as power lines down, rivers swell, winds rattle homes and reactor continues to leak.

Canadian Medical Assistance Team flees Japan

Concerns over high radiation levels proved too much for The Canadian Medical Assistance Team (CMAT) stationed in Japan. CMAT was evacuating the area this morning, fearing nuclear disaster at the...

Japanese earthquake sends shock waves through Vancouver

“There aren't many casualties (damages) here, but the aftershocks continue. The first quake, the buildings were all wobbling violently, and the sky was suddenly an extremely bright colour, it was...

The King’s Speech, The Tourist, Black Swan, Trigger and Enter the Void

England’s King George VI had to struggle against a stuttering handicap. Now Colin Firth gives an award-worthy portrayal in The King’s Speech. (read more)