Megumi Lim

Recent and archived articles by Megumi Lim

15 Feb 2016 | 4:37 PM

Imura return boosts Japan's synchro hopes

TOKYO (Reuters) - The return of Masayo Imura, known as the "mother" of Japanese synchronised swimming, has bolstered the country's hopes ahead of this year's Olympic Games to such an extent the team will be considered "failures" if they return from Rio without a medal.

8 Oct 2015 | 8:40 PM

Nobel literature crown again eludes Japan's hope, Haruki Murakami

TOKYO (Reuters) - It's a plot that could almost have come from Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami, the wildly popular author known for writing about disillusionment, who has been a top pick for the Nobel Literature prize for nearly a decade - in vain.

20 Apr 2015 | 9:00 AM

Artist on trial over vagina art says Japan is ‘backwards’

An artist on trial for her vagina-based art says Japan is still very “backwards about women’s sexual expression”.

Japanese artist Megumi Igarashi, known as Rokudenashiko, attends a news conference with lawyers following a court appearance in Tokyo. Photo: Reuters
10 Sep 2014 | 12:00 AM

Studio Ghibli fate uncertain after Miyazaki's sign-off

While Hayao Miyazaki reaps praises for a lifetime’s worth of groundbreaking animation, his retirement has left his animation studio in limbo.