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Blues singer inspired by ancient tomb mounds

Jul 28, 2014

Blues singer inspired by ancient tomb mounds

by Sakura Watanabe

Blues singer Marikofun finds inspiration in a unique place — Japan’s ancient tomb mounds, known as kofun in Japanese. She has visited more than 1,000 ancient tomb mounds across Japan over the past seven years — a dedication expressed in the line of one ...

Jul 25, 2014

Have your say on 'no dancing' law

by Daisuke Kikuchi

Give those dancing shoes a polish — the National Police Agency will be accepting public comments on the country’s so-called fueihō anti-dancing law from today. A section of the Entertainment Business Control and Improvement Law (fūzoku eigyō-to no kisei oyobi gyōmu no tekiseika-to ni ...

| Jul 22, 2014

Just what is so wrong about Yoko Ono?

by Ian Martin

As Yoko Ono prepares to take the stage at Fuji Rock Festival on July 26, a BBC video of her performing the 1969 Plastic Ono Band track “Don’t Worry Kyoko” at this year’s Glastonbury festival has racked up nearly 2 million views, largely from ...

Be prepared before you hit Fuji Rock

Jul 18, 2014

Be prepared before you hit Fuji Rock

by Elliott Samuels

With Fuji Rock happening next weekend, it’s time to start making sure you’ve got everything you need to make the festival an unadulterated success. Here’s a list of essential items you should consider trying to squeeze into your bags: Footwear: Ideally, you’re likely to ...