We’ve all been hearing a lot about the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands lately, what with all the demonstrations in China after the Japanese government purchased the islands from the Japanese owner. Meanwhile, Taiwan is adding their opinion into the mix since three governments claim this territory. So, what’s really going on? What laws govern island ownership? Who [...]
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I’ve recently run across a certain type of performer in Japan, the mime/hip hop dance artist. The first individual I saw who practiced this was Takahiro Ueno, and at first I just thought he was a hip hop dancer with a derivative style but as the act progressed, he brought new elements that made the [...]
Sometimes an artist comes along that who is so unique, so multi-talented, so artistic that my attention is immediately captured and I’m an instant fan. Shugo Tokumaru is that kind of artist. The guy does everything; singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, arranger, mixer and producer. Every instrument you hear (and you’ll hear a lot of them) features [...]
Two young guys from Hiroshima, Osetohishima isn’t that well known, even in Japan, yet they have enough in their music to establish themselves in Japan’s light jazz market. The first great soprano saxophonist in jazz history was the immortal Sidney Bechet but most saxophone greats played either alto or tenor sax. That changed in the [...]
A vocal phenomenon has arisen in Japan and her name is Yoko Aramaki (荒牧陽子). Her talent? She can sound like a variety of popular singers, and is able to go from one voice to another almost effortlessly. She even throws in a little Lady Gaga at the end. Even if you’re not aware of the [...]