Dustin Wong

Dustin Wong grew up in Japan before moving to the United States and joining the band Ponytail. For the past 10 years, he has toured the world with his band and as a solo artist. The multi-instrumentalist is currently collaborating with musician Takako Minekawa in Tokyo.

For Dustin Wong's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

A song to start a whole new beginning

Music | They're Playing Our Song Sep 5, 2015

A song to start a whole new beginning

Three years after World War II ended, my grandmother's friend told her she should apply to join the Takarazuka Revue, an all-female musical theater troupe that was established in the city of Takarazuka, Hyogo Prefecture, in 1913. Founder Ichizo Kobayashi is said to have believed ...

The tune that allowed Japan to lament

Music | They're Playing Our Song May 29, 2015

The tune that allowed Japan to lament

The sympathy of Michiko Namiki's "Ringo no Uta," the first pop music hit after World War II finished, endeared it to a battered nation. Four months later in May of 1946, however, a very different tune became a No. 1 hit. Noboru Kirishima's "Reijin ...