• Kyodo


Rare footage from 1963 of singer Kyu Sakamoto, known worldwide for his smash hit “Sukiyaki,” has been discovered in the vault of broadcaster TBS in Yokohama.

Shot during Sakamoto’s August 1963 trip to the United States and narrated by the singer, the footage shows him performing on the TV variety program “The Steve Allen Show,” among other scenes, after “Sukiyaki” topped the Billboard charts for three weeks that year.

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