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For Jun Morikawa's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Does the future of Japanese music depend on streaming services?

Dec 27, 2015

Does the future of Japanese music depend on streaming services?

When music consultant Mikiro Enomoto asked a class of Kyoto Seika University students how they listened to new music last year, he reckons 80 percent of them mentioned YouTube or YouTube-linked sites. When he asked the same question to this year’s class, almost all ...

Chinza Dopeness takes J-rap into 'alien' territory

Sep 10, 2010

Chinza Dopeness takes J-rap into 'alien' territory

As tens of thousands gathered at Chiba Marine Stadium to experience Summer Sonic headliner Stevie Wonder, Shunsuke Yano was preparing for his own show on the much smaller River Side Garden stage nearby. On stage the Japanese rapper joked about the legend next door: ...