What’s Cool This Week (May 29-June 4)


▶ Actor Sho Aoyagi speaks about “Tatara Samurai,” a film he stars in, along with director Yoshinari Nishikori ▶ Masaaki Ikebe, the only man to twice win a ninja star throwing championship in Iga, Mie Prefecture, is keen on promoting Japanese culture and ninja tradition ▶ Anime Airwaves column ▶ Kanta on Manga column ▶ “Neko Pitcher” mangaSpeech

▶ The colorful world of picture book artist Eric Carle ▶ “Cultural Conundrums” column ▶ Scott & Rivers, two American rock musicians singing in Japanese, have released their second album “Nimaime”Speech

▶ Exhibition featuring Comme des Garcons designer Rei Kawakubo is under way at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York ▶ Troubleshooter column Speech

▶ “English for Global Marketing” focuses on expressions related to a unique marketing strategy ▶ “Translate This” announces the prizewinners of an English-to-Japanese translation contest ▶ Study English expressions and phrases with our “Musings,” the English translation of The Yomiuri Shimbun’s “Henshu Techo” columnSpeech

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