Apr 28, 2013

Singer Matsutoya among 723 spring decoration recipients

Popular singer-songwriter Yumi Matsutoya is among 723 people and 13 groups honored in this year’s spring decorations, the government announced Sunday. Matsutoya, 59, ballet dancer Tetsuya Kumakawa, 41, theater director Tamiya Kuriyama, 60, and Kinshi Nozawa, 55, who plays shamisen in traditional “Joruri” puppet ...