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Kiyoshi Koyama: A life lived with jazz

Mar 29, 2018

Kiyoshi Koyama: A life lived with jazz

by Katherine Whatley

"I have lived a life alongside jazz," says Kiyoshi Koyama, jazz critic, journalist and radio host. This is apparent on a recent visit to his home in Chiba Prefecture, where he and his wife live surrounded by walls of neatly organized records, CDs, books ...

You too can grace the stage at Suntory Hall

Mar 27, 2018

You too can grace the stage at Suntory Hall

by Chiho Iuchi

Concert halls aren't just venues to enjoy music, they're landmarks. And among the many scattered around Tokyo, Suntory Hall has had the distinction of being described as a "jewel box of sound" by Austrian conductor Herbert von Karajan (1908-89). The hall, which will hold a ...

Just let Johnny's Jr. be Johnny's Jr.

| Mar 22, 2018

Just let Johnny's Jr. be Johnny's Jr.

by Patrick ST. Michel

Around 60 people gathered at YouTube Space Tokyo on Tuesday to welcome Johnny & Associates to the 21st century. It was a day before the launch of the talent agency's first official YouTube channel, devoted to its Johnny's Jr. acts. It's a huge development ...

Pyeongchang's pop takes home gold

| Feb 15, 2018

Pyeongchang's pop takes home gold

by Patrick ST. Michel

Politics hovered over the opening ceremony of the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. The pageantry came against a backdrop of geopolitical intrigue, featuring the presence of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's younger sister, Yo Jong, who was on hand to watch a unified Korean ...

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