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Kitaro, one of few Japanese musicians known internationally, has unshaken faith in his music. With enormous energy counterpointing his calm, modest and easy-going manner, he has handled huge projects in the past and has been called the pioneer of New Age music in Japan.

After living and touring in the U.S. for the past 15 years, he has come back to tour Japan. Having gained international fame, he says, he wondered what he could bring back to Japan at the start of the 21st century.

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