Osaka film fest goes global

Mar 4, 2011

Osaka film fest goes global

Osaka may be known to connoisseurs and gluttons alike as the “kitchen of Japan,” however a film festival in the third-largest city of the nation is doing all it can to portray a different picture. The Osaka Asian Film Festival is an annual event ...

Brazilian diva to give Tokyo a valentine

Feb 11, 2011

Brazilian diva to give Tokyo a valentine

While most of the world celebrates Valentine’s Day on Feb. 14, Brazil’s version, which is known as Dia dos Namorados — literally, “the day of the enamored” — doesn’t come around until June 12. But the lady known as the “Ella Fitzgerald of Brazil” ...

Jan 28, 2011

Sapporo's winter wonderland

Winter has been a treacherous affair overseas recently. The use of terms such as “snowmageddon” and “snowpocalypse” conjure up images of the worst the season has to offer. But while many in the West suffer from the stresses of snow, the city of Sapporo ...

Groove Patrol

| Jan 21, 2011

Groove Patrol

Creator of the Audio Tokyo Electronic Music Festival and director of Eggworm, Groove Patrol (aka Nick Clarke), gives The Japan Times a peek into his record bag. Golden oldie: Slick — “Space Bass” (Fantasy). A sexy disco classic that gets better every time you ...

Dommune live-streams DJ sets to a growing fan base

Jan 7, 2011

Dommune live-streams DJ sets to a growing fan base

The crowd bristles with excitement as the first DJ of the night winds down his set. An air of anticipation sets in around the room. As the next DJ enters the booth with his CD booklet in hand, the throng begins to swarm the ...

Dec 17, 2010

Tomoh

When talking to bands from Kyoto, DJ Tomoh’s name often comes up. So The Japan Times tracked him down to see what’s in his record bag. Golden oldie: La Bionda — “I Wanna Be Your Lover” (Baby Records). A disco classic. The music video ...

Carl Craig

Dec 3, 2010

Carl Craig

In April 2000, Tokyo nightclub Womb opened its doors and became one of the cornerstones of Japan’s dance-music scene. This weekend, the club brings music fans the third installment of their Womb Adventure event, which adopts the theme of “expansion of reality.” Though the ...