Namie Amuro: Celebrating J-pop's first queen

Music Sep 12, 2018

Namie Amuro: Celebrating J-pop's first queen

For millions of Japanese music fans in the 1990s, Namie Amuro wasn't just the Heisei Era's defining pop star, she was someone they grew up with. This relationship is clear in the year-long documentary series, "Finally," which has been streaming on Hulu since the 40-year-old ...

Manga artist Momoko Sakura was also a champion of Japanese music

Music | Sound Off Sep 7, 2018

Manga artist Momoko Sakura was also a champion of Japanese music

Following manga artist Momoko Sakura's death last week, fans and media personalities celebrated her work. Most highlighted the influence her series "Chibi Maruko-chan" had on the nation's comic and animation industries. That's a fitting tribute, as her creations not only inspired a generation of ...