Hotaka Tazawa

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National Jul 8, 2014

SDF bases welcome students on field trips

Public awareness in of the Self-Defense Forces is growing, with an increasing number of students under college age visiting SDF bases as part of social studies programs. Helping fuel interest is the recent high-profile move by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to strengthen the nation's defense ...

Osaka diva helping to bring Showa songs back under spotlight

National Feb 2, 2006

Osaka diva helping to bring Showa songs back under spotlight

OSAKA (Kyodo) Yukari Onishi, 41, wears a stylish miniskirt as she belts out tunes at Tsutenkaku Song Theater, in the basement of the famous Tsutenkaku Tower in Osaka's rough and tumble Shinsekai district. Known as the "Queen of Showa Era songs," Onishi specializes in popular ...

CDs with cardboard jackets find a groove

National Oct 5, 2005

CDs with cardboard jackets find a groove

Jazz and rock compact disks that come in cardboard jackets mimicking those of the long-playing records of yore are creating a boom among nostalgic buyers in their 30s and 40s as record companies rush to revive great recordings of the past. The jackets are made ...