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Music | David Bowie in Japan Jan 15, 2016

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by Mark Thompson

One day in 1996, when I was working as an editor/writer on the features desk, I arrived at work and was told as I walked in the door that an unnamed person had called. They were looking for someone at The Japan Times to ...

Music | David Bowie in Japan Jan 15, 2016

Ground control to Major Jack

by Roger Pulvers

I first met David Bowie in August 1982 in Auckland, New Zealand, where the crew of Nagisa Oshima's "Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence" had come together for the flight to the film's location in Rarotonga, Cook Islands. From the outset he came across as a ...

Music | David Bowie in Japan Jan 15, 2016

Bowie’s portable Japan

by Nick Currie

I first learned that David Bowie had died while riding the Beetle jetfoil ferry from South Korea to Japan. Of the myriad thoughts that flooded through my mind during the crossing — for Bowie has been my lodestar, an absolutely determinant influence in my ...