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/ | Oct 23, 2016

Guests shine on Utada's return album

by Ronald Taylor

Utada Hikaru "Fantome" (Universal Music Japan) Earlier this month, my colleague Ryotaro Aoki wrote that he hoped pop star Hikaru Utada's highly anticipated return to the music scene via her album "Fantome" would "save" the Japanese music scene. But did it really need saving? Sure, record ...

Aug 27, 2013

Fuji had 'disease of the mind,' says daughter Utada

Pop star Hikaru Utada on Monday made her first comments about the recent suicide of her mother, singer Keiko Fuji, saying she was "proud to be the daughter of my mother." "I am full of gratitude for the fact that I have met her," Utada ...

The noughties played it nice

Dec 18, 2009

The noughties played it nice

by Philip Brasor

The biggest Japanese music event in 2000 was Hikaru Utada's Bohemian Summer tour, which was launched at Tokyo's Yoyogi Pool that June. Since emerging in December 1998 with the single "Automatic," followed by the debut album "First Love" four months later, the 17-year-old singer-songwriter, ...