LSO string quartet brightens up care facility with free concert

Dec 7, 2008

LSO string quartet brightens up care facility with free concert

Members of the internationally acclaimed London Symphony Orchestra took time off from their tour of Japan to give a free concert at a Tokyo care facility Saturday. Four LSO string players formed a quartet to perform for members of Family House, a nonprofit organization ...

Dec 5, 2008

'NEWS23' axed in TBS prime-time shift

Tokyo Broadcasting System Inc. will cancel its well-known “NEWS23″ late-night news program in April, it was announced Wednesday. “NEWS23,” which started in 1989, will be replaced with a news program airing from 6 to 8 p.m. every weekday, a TBS spokesman said. “NEWS23″ is ...

Dec 3, 2008

Waseda admits sensitive info leak

A list containing information on at least 719 cases of Waseda University students and employees who sought consultation about sexual harassment and other sensitive concerns has been leaked on the Internet, the school said Tuesday. The list includes the names and university status of ...

Classic director remembered

Jan 25, 2008

Classic director remembered

The Japan Foundation will present the film series “Rediscovery of Yamamoto Satsuo” on Feb. 2-3 as it continues to promote cultural and arts exchange with non-Japanese. A selection of the most popular works by the celebrated director Yamamoto will be shown in Tokyo with ...

Raphael Oleg's keen art of detection

Jan 25, 2008

Raphael Oleg's keen art of detection

Few concert violinists do more preparation than French virtuoso Raphael Oleg. For him, each performance requires meticulous research on the composer and the work. “I believe the performer is just a medium, a bridge between the composer and the listener,” says Oleg in a ...

Tchaikovsky medalists tour Japan

Jan 18, 2008

Tchaikovsky medalists tour Japan

Winning instrumentalists in the 2007 International Tchaikovsky Competition will tour Japan from Jan. 23-30. The gala concert brings together the three gold medalists and two silver medalists from last June’s 13th International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, including Japanese violinist Mayuko Kamio. Named after the ...

A little bit of Seattle soul

Jan 11, 2008

A little bit of Seattle soul

Grammy-nominated American songstress Oleta Adams performs at the Cotton Club in Tokyo on Jan. 14-18. Celebrated over two decades for her resonant contralto voice, Adams will treat audiences to her sophisticated mixture of soul, gospel and jazz under the spotlight at one of Tokyo’s ...

Jan 4, 2008

Top tango couples dance into a city near you

The world’s top tango dancers will put on a spectacular show throughout Japan in Tango Dance Premium from Jan. 20-Mar. 31. With no fewer than 55 performances at 45 venues, the five winning couples of the annual Tango Dance World Championship will indulge audiences ...

Need something to read in the new year?

Dec 30, 2007

Need something to read in the new year?

THE BLUE-EYED SALARYMAN: From World Traveler to Lifer at Mitsubishi, by Niall Murtagh (Profile Books) This witty, real-life story follows the fate of a bemused ex-backpacker Irishman who finds himself settling down as a lifer at one of the largest and most conservative Japanese ...

Harlem Gospel Choir

Dec 7, 2007

Harlem Gospel Choir

Hail the festive season in true gospel style this year with the joyous sounds of Harlem Gospel Choir. The world-famous troupe from New York’s Harlem district returns to Japan for the fifth time from Dec. 13-23 and promises an exultant performance of hand-clapping and ...