What’s Cool This Week (June 26-July 2)


▶ Actor Takumi Saito talks about his latest film, “Hirugao: Love Affairs in the Afternoon” ▶ The Kanta on Manga column celebrates its 100th installment ▶ A short anime tells the story behind the annual fireworks event in Nagaoka, Niigata Prefecture ▶ Tsugaru shamisen player Chie Hanawa rocks on her new album ▶ “Neko Pitcher” mangaSpeech

▶ Indoor workout inspired by surfing makes a splash ▶ Troubleshooter columnSpeech

▶ Fabulous Herend porcelain masterpieces from Hungary are on show in Osaka ▶ “Cultural Conundrums” column ▶ “War Machine,” a new film starring Brad Pitt, is streamed on Netflix instead of being released in cinemasSpeech

JN LearningLab (for language learners)

▶ The “Mind the Gap!” column focuses on the connection between globalization and English ▶ “Transatlantic Trouble: British and American English” talks about differences related to vacations ▶ “From the Script” features useful expressions from the “The Founder,” a 2016 American biographical drama starring Michael KeatonSpeech

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