Daisuke Kikuchi

Daisuke Kikuchi is a staff writer at The Japan Times. When not trying to keep up with the country’s myriad music scenes, he is tracking current political trends.

For Daisuke Kikuchi's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Britons in Japan welcome U.K. election result

Jun 9, 2017

Britons in Japan welcome U.K. election result

British residents of Japan with Japanese spouses breathed a sigh of relief Friday after British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservative Party failed to win an overall majority in the general election, leaving its hard-line policy on immigration up in the air. As part of ...

Japan copyright body courts anger by casting a wider net

| Jun 5, 2017

Japan copyright body courts anger by casting a wider net

The Japanese Society for Rights of Authors, Composers and Publishers (JASRAC) sparked a public uproar in February when it announced it will start demanding that private music schools pay copyright fees. The nation’s largest copyright management agency says that when teachers play a song ...