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Mark Jarnes
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Aug 23, 2016
Music industry makes united declaration against ticket scalping
Tenbai No, a group that is against ticket resales, took out full-page ads in this morning's Asahi and Yomiuri newspapers.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Aug 16, 2016
'Thomas Ruff'
Aug. 30-Nov. 13
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Aug 16, 2016
'The 70th Anniversary of Sazae-san: The Best of Machiko Hasegawa'
Aug. 27-Oct. 10
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Aug 16, 2016
'Charm of the Scholar's Desk: Water Droppers of the Joseon Dynasty'
Aug. 13-Nov. 27
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Aug 11, 2016
With 'DMM.Planets' exhibition, teamLab defines the future of art
An exponential evolution in technology has led to increasingly immersive and interactive entertainment. And a certain Tokyo-based digital art collective is light years ahead of the rest.
Japan Times
CULTURE / TV & Streaming
Aug 7, 2016
'Invisible Tokyo' seeks out the stories of people living in the capital
What does it actually mean to be connected? To be unique and young in the country's biggest city? A new, self-proclaimed "neo documentary" on Amazon Prime Japan titled "Invisible Tokyo" has taken up the task to answer these ever-evolving questions.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
Jul 23, 2016
Is the eel industry on the slippery slope to extinction?
Dwindling domestic population threatens a centuries-old tradition.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Jul 21, 2016
Fuji Rock Festival celebrates 20 years
Who doesn't love an anniversary? For couples it's about rekindling moments of first love, for many nations it's about marking a significant moment in history. Anniversaries are, for the most part, true celebrations.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Jul 10, 2016
Fuji Rock's green thumb is here for good
Anyone who makes the trek out to the mountains of Naeba for the annual Fuji Rock Festival will tell you two things, apart from that they had a great time: It rains, and it's clean for an event of such enormous scale. But it's not completely sterile.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Jul 3, 2016
The British trip that helped inspire Fuji Rock Festival founder Masahiro Hidaka
If Fuji Rock Festival could be embodied in one person, Masahiro Hidaka is the perfect choice. When the man who founded the country's premier outdoor music gathering meets up with The Japan Times, he is wearing a Pogues T-shirt and taking drags off a cigarette in the rain — after all, what's Fuji Rock...
Japan Times
CULTURE
Jun 23, 2016
In search of Japan's essential summer festivals
With July just around the corner, Japan is gearing up for another sultry summer. Since the sizzling-hot days only last until early September, people make the most of the season by getting outside — that includes going to film festivals, art and fashion events or outdoor musical gatherings.
Japan Times
CULTURE / TV & Streaming
Jun 9, 2016
Can Netflix's 'Hibana' spark a revolution in Japanese TV?
With the recent announcements made by both Netflix Japan and Amazon Japan that they will be putting out original locally made content, the country seems to be moving further into the age of internet-based TV. And it appears that the team at Netflix could be one step ahead with the recent release of its...
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Jun 2, 2016
Composers Joe Hisaishi and Philip Glass team up for a special performance
The term "contemporary classical music" may sound straightforward, but it isn't. That is why one of Japan's most influential composers has made it his mission to guide people through what is essentially a sonic labyrinth.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
May 12, 2016
Art Fair Tokyo to feature more overseas representation and lower prices at this year's event
Every year, Tokyo becomes a hot spot for art and, every year, newcomers to the scene consider taking the plunge and buying their first piece. Now in its 11th year, Art Fair Tokyo hopes to make things a little easier on first-time buyers.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Apr 17, 2016
Rainbow Disco Club may be the dance music scene's pot of gold
With new venues such as Contact and Sankeys opening their doors in Tokyo this spring, there is hope for a resurgence in the underground electronic music circuit in 2016. But with a glut of EDM mega-bashes, the festival scene for mature dance music fans can sometimes look a bit bleak.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Aug 2, 2012
Fuji Rock gets a blast of sunshine, and a wave of Cool Britannia from Radiohead, Noel Gallagher, The Stone Roses
Chances are that anyone who regularly makes it out to the valleys of Naeba, Niigata Prefecture, for the annual Fuji Rock Festival will tell you that it's not for the weather. If there's one thing every year that punters will cross their fingers and hope for more than quality performances from their favored...
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music / FUJI ROCKERS
Aug 2, 2012
Purity Ring's secret? Start your morning right
How does Fuji Rock compare with other festivals around the world?
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music / FUJI ROCKERS
Aug 2, 2012
Mono wants you to give your parents a hug
Great gig!
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music / FUJI ROCKERS
Aug 2, 2012
James Blake says nothing beats mum's advice
Two gigs in one day, you must be busy balancing your schedule right now.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music / IN THE RECORD
Jul 19, 2012
Hiroshi Watanabe
Tokyo-based DJ and producer Hiroshi Watanabe, who has also worked under the monikers Quadra, Tread and more recently Kaito, recently released the mix compilation "Contact To The Spirits 2." Watanabe is now on the final leg of a tour to promote it and stopped for a moment to tell The Japan Times about...

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