Kyohei Tsutsumi, veteran composer, dies at 80

National Oct 12, 2020

Kyohei Tsutsumi, veteran composer, dies at 80

Kyohei Tsutsumi, a veteran composer of popular Japanese songs that impacted the country's music scene in the 1970s and 1980s, has died of aspiration pneumonia, sources close to the matter said Monday. He was 80. Tsutsumi, whose real name was Eikichi Watanabe, died Wednesday at ...

Pikotaro turns viral hit into anti-virus anthem

Music Apr 13, 2020

Pikotaro turns viral hit into anti-virus anthem

by Patrick St. Michel

During tumultuous times, sometimes the best advice comes from toddlers. “At my 1-year-old daughter’s nursery school, they have a handwashing song. She kept singing and washing her hands, and encouraged me and my wife to wash our songs along with the song, too,” Kazuhito (aka ...