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News Japan » Music: How An Unexpected, Historical Grammy Nomination Changed Japanese Producer starRo’s Life Forever

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Publication date: onday 22 January 2018

He qualified the statement by referring to the Recording Academy as “the biggest authority in music.” Within days, his manager was fielding interview requests from Japan and other parts of Asia. Television channels wanted him to appear on their talk ...

News Japan » Music: Patients heal to the sound of music in Japan

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Publication date: Sunday 21 January 2018

OSAKA -- A trip to the doctor often comes with a dose of angst, which is why some Japanese hospitals are trying to ease it by feeding patients a soothing diet of art, video and music. While not exactly a cultural tour de force, the added service appears to ...

News Japan » Music: How Japanese New Age Ambient Music Became A Big Thing For 2018

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Publication date: onday 15 January 2018

Japan’s ambient music isn’t just big in Japan. One of the biggest musical revelations from last year was not the explosive arrival of a contemporary genre, but the return to musical consciousness of a delicate ambient past. Among the hype of the pop ...

News Japan » Music: Football, etc. Take Their Sound To Japan

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Publication date: Wednesday 10 January 2018

Japan's love for emo music extends to shops like this one named for American Football's Mike Kinsella. The final day of the tour the band would go out to eat Yakitori with Rem Time in a chain restaurant that had enough space to fit them all. "We ended up ...

News Japan » Music: Bishop Briggs' musical journey started at a karaoke bar in Japan when she was 4

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Publication date: uesday 16 January 2018

Bishop Briggs’ music is inspired by her unique experiences — and the British artist has a lot to sing about. “I think it’s a rite of passage that the minute you land in Japan, you have to go to a karaoke bar,” Briggs, 25, tells EW of her childhood.

News Japan » Music: Sake company Aramasa Shuzo seeks new edge with techno partnership

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Publication date: Saturday 20 January 2018

He currently collaborates with seven producers, and the sake is available in Japan, the U.S. and a few countries in Europe. With the Ibiza residency now dormant, Hawtin is focusing on expanding distribution, particularly at high-end restaurants.

News Japan » Music: Gen Hoshino Shows Love for Japan's 'Doraemon' Cartoon in New Movie Theme Song

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Publication date: hursday 18 January 2018

His mellow vocals and signature melody blending Western and Japanese pop music influences also match the spirit of the Doraemon movies that have inspired generations of kids to be kind to others and help out those in need. A 90-second trailer of the movie ...

News Japan » Music: Japanese pop group sings about cryptocurrency

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Publication date: Sunday 14 January 2018

A Japanese pop group hopped on the bitcoin bandwagon on Friday, dedicating themselves to singing and dancing about the cryptocurrencies that have taken the world by storm, and especially their homeland. In their debut, the eight Virtual Currency Girls ...

News Japan » Music: Music concert to be held to mark 45 years of Vietnam-Japan relations

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Publication date: hursday 11 January 2018

Popular Japanese music band “Kuricorder and Friends” will come to Vietnam for a music concert in Hanoi on January 12 and in HCMC on January 14. Organized by the Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam (Japan Foundation Vietnam), the ...

News Japan » Music: Utada Hikaru Tweets About Region-Restricted Music Videos

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Publication date: Sunday 21 January 2018

As anyone who listens to Japanese music knows, YouTube can be an issue at times, mainly due to videos not being available worldwide. One label that is particularly notorious for this practice is Sony, which makes their videos only available in Japan.