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Chiho Iuchi

Chiho Iuchi is a writer covering classical music scenes in Japan. She has also been serving as a staff editor at The Japan Times mainly in charge of national day special supplements, in collaboration with more than 100 embassies in Japan, which has (hopefully) broadened her perspectives on music.

For Chiho Iuchi's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Bringing opera to Tokyo 2020

Stage | CULTURE NOTES Jul 25, 2019

Bringing opera to Tokyo 2020

Among the many absurdist opera stories in existence, nothing is more preposterous than the happy ending generally used for Giacomo Puccini's final opera "Turandot," in which Princess Turandot suddenly accepts Prince Calaf's wooing right after the suicide of Liu, a slave, as if her ...

The classical vision of Masahide Kajimoto, the 'eccentric' president

Music Mar 14, 2019

The classical vision of Masahide Kajimoto, the 'eccentric' president

Born to a forward-thinking father who founded Kajimoto Concert Management in 1951, Masahide Kajimoto calls himself "the eccentric second (president)." Full of curiosity, Kajimoto enjoys art and music, and has also tried motor racing, motorcycling and paragliding. "If you fly in the air, you can experience ...

Etsko Tazaki creates her own legacy at the piano keys

Music Oct 9, 2018

Etsko Tazaki creates her own legacy at the piano keys

If you were a musician and your death was imminent, what piece of music would you like to cover before you die? Maybe you'd want to play a Sex Pistols track on the guitar, or perhaps try mastering a trumpet solo by Dizzy Gillespie? Pianist ...