The life of a professional Japanese doppelganger

Stage Jul 4, 2019

The life of a professional Japanese doppelganger

by Andrew McKirdy

With his single sequined glove, sparkly jacket and sharp moonwalk dance moves, the man on stage could be no one else. Or could he? "The good thing about being a Michael Jackson impersonator is that I play a global superstar," says Kazushi Yabe, who has ...

Kyary ride does its part for 'Cool Japan'

Music Jan 31, 2016

Kyary ride does its part for 'Cool Japan'

by Patrick St. Michel

"Cool Japan Heats Up" declares a sign welcoming visitors to an area of Universal Studios Japan (USJ) devoted to the country's hottest pop culture exports. Now in its second year, USJ's "Universal Cool Japan" event features special attractions that run until June 26. It promises ...