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Asia & Oceania 10 Sep 2017 | 6:04 AM

Eat golden ice cream and see real-life geisha in Osaka

A cultural centre in Osaka has opened a geisha cafe, where you can sample gold-covered Kobe beef sandwich.

Lifestyle 28 Nov 2013 | 6:45 AM

Katy Perry's geisha-themed performance is not offensive

An Asian American group has given the singer its sign of approval for her show earlier this week.

Lifestyle 07 Sep 2012 | 12:00 AM

Young Chinese trains to join Japan's geisha rank

A young Chinese national trains rigorously to take her place among the ranks of Japans geisha.

Business 11 Jul 2009 | 12:00 AM

What lessons can we learn from a geisha girl?

RAISING eyebrows in the marketing and media community recently was the confirmation of the world's first western Geisha Fiona Graham aka Sayuki's appearance at the 6th Malaysian Media Conference (MMC) on July 22 in Kuala Lumpur.

Lifestyle 18 Jan 2006 | 12:00 AM

My favourite Geisha character

Enter the fascinating world of the geisha via GSC's I>Memoirs of a Geisha/I>-inspired contest.

Lifestyle 27 Jan 2006 | 12:00 AM

Watanabe defends casting choices in 'Memoirs of a Geisha'

HONG KONG: Japanese actor Ken Watanabe has defended the casting of ethnic Chinese actresses for the main roles in Memoirs of a Geisha,'' saying that the geisha art was like Italian opera and people with different nationalities should be allowed to perform.

Community 27 Aug 2011 | 12:00 AM

An intriguing movie of Malaya's geisha during the Japanese occupation

DAWN JEREMIAH NEVER knew Malaysia had geishas. Not until director Michael Ang called her up early this year, telling her about this new tele-movie he will be producing for Astro Ria that is inspired by historical events, entitled i>Geisha Melayu Terakhir/i>.

Lifestyle 02 Feb 2006 | 12:00 AM

China bans 'Memoirs of a Geisha', currently being screened in Malaysia and featuring Datuk Michelle Yeoh

HONG KONG: The Chinese government has canceled the release of Memoirs of a Geisha'' - a decision made amid speculation that officials are worried the sight of Chinese actresses playing Japanese geishas would stir a backlash.

Nation 02 Feb 2006 | 12:00 AM

China bans 'Memoirs of a Geisha'

HONG KONG: The Chinese government has canceled the release of Memoirs of a Geisha'' - a decision made amid speculation that officials are worried the sight of Chinese actresses playing Japanese geishas would stir a backlash.

Lifestyle 21 Feb 2005 | 12:00 AM

Male geisha company

For centuries, Japan has been home to the geisha, women who are trained in music, dancing and the art of conversation to entertain men. Now, there is a new breed of Japanese men who earn money as male geisha entertaining women. SHAUN TANDON talks to Shoui Hara, a hard-working male 'host' about his life and the complex relationships with his demanding clients.