Kaito Kobayashi, 25, wowed judges at the Leeds International Piano Competition. He took home the second place prize and the Marion Thorpe Silver Medal, as well as being awarded the Yaltah Menuhin Award. (Press release, 19 September)
E’quipe Ltd., a subsidiary of Kao Corporation, which launched the Japanese skincare and lifestyle brand, Athletia, in 2020, is now set to begin international expansion by making its debut in the UK in October.
(Cosmetics Design Asia, 20 September)
GAME SHOW COLLAB
Fuji TV and production and distribution company The Story Lab recently struck a co-development pact and revealed their new game show called The Spin. The companies worked alongside UK-based firm Rumpus Media Limited, which retains production rights for the UK. (Television Business International, 23 September)
LEEDS AND TOKYO SHOW
Ella Hickson’s Wendy and Peter Pan is being revived and will be showing from 18 November into January 2022 at Leeds Playhouse, England. The show was co-produced with the Bunkamura Theatre in Japan and co-directed by Jonathan Munby and Rupert Hands. (WhatsOnStage, 4 October)