'Sukiyaki' lyricist Rokusuke Ei dies at 83

Jul 11, 2016

'Sukiyaki' lyricist Rokusuke Ei dies at 83

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Rokusuke Ei, who wrote the lyrics to the global hit “Sukiyaki” (“Ue o Muite Aruko”), passed away from pneumonia at his home on Thursday. He was 83. Born in Tokyo in 1933 and a graduate of Waseda University, Ei began his career as a ...

'Sukiyaki' star's 1963 U.S. tour on DVD

Mar 2, 2013

'Sukiyaki' star's 1963 U.S. tour on DVD

Rare 1963 video footage of singer Kyu Sakamoto, known outside Japan for his U.S. hit song “Sukiyaki,” is to be released on DVD in April. The rare footage was taken during the singer’s trip to the United States in 1963, when the song, whose ...