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BUSINESS
May 19, 2023
Netflix and Amazon addiction turns into ‘digital deficit’ and hassle for the yen
The deficit from spending on such services reached ¥4.8 trillion last year, almost 90% of Japan’s services account deficit.
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COMMENTARY / Japan
May 18, 2023
How Japanese media companies enabled Johnny’s abuse
The power dynamics of Japan's entertainment and media industries ultimately meant that accusations of sexual abuse were not investigated.
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JAPAN / FOCUS
May 16, 2023
Foreign media spotlight brought Johnny’s sexual abuse claims to the fore
With abuse accusations circulating for decades, reports by overseas media outlets ultimately cleared the way for coverage in the mainstream domestic press.
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CULTURE / Entertainment news
May 15, 2023
Major Japanese talent agency apologizes over sexual assault claims
Allegations by former entertainers against the founder of Johnny & Associates have made headlines both domestically and internationally.
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COMMENTARY / World
May 11, 2023
The music industry has an AI problem
“Heart on My Sleeve,” using AI generated voices of famous artists, was built by a bot and way too believable. Was it theft?
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CULTURE / Music
Apr 22, 2023
A new music festival shakes up Kyoto's staid atmosphere
Kyotophonie, a sister event to photography festival Kyotographie, succeeds in its uniqueness and use of storied spaces, but it’s not clear who the event is actually for.
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BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 17, 2023
Fender amps up Japan presence with high-end retail strategy
The guitar-maker is emphasizing its long-standing connections to Japan with a flagship store in Harajuku, its first ever, as it seeks to appeal to both trendy and monied consumers.
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CULTURE / Entertainment news
Apr 14, 2023
Super Mario music to be archived by U.S. Library of Congress
Its inclusion marks the first time for video game music to join the registry and is one of the few pieces in the registry created by a Japanese composer. 
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CULTURE / Music
Apr 13, 2023
Tokyo and Toronto collide on Masahiro Takahashi's latest album, 'Humid Sun'
The Canada-based musician riffs on solar themes and ambient sounds of two different cityscapes with a marriage of sultry Balearic synths, improvisational jazz and a touch of enka.
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CULTURE / Music / Sound Off
Feb 25, 2023
Festival organizers hope to woo tourists with Lizzo, Blur and Kendrick
With Japan's borders back open, major concerts have once again become a staple of the live ecosystem, and Fuji Rock and Summer Sonic are courting tourists to boost the festival industry.
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BUSINESS
Feb 23, 2023
K-Pop battle shines spotlight on new wave of shareholder activism in South Korea
The new protagonists of shareholder activism in Asia are millennials steeped in the local culture who are using that knowledge to take on the old guard.
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CULTURE / Music
Feb 3, 2023
Lizzo, Foo Fighters and The Strokes top Fuji Rock’s 2023 lineup
The premier summer festival will also feature names such as Weezer, Yo La Tengo and Denzel Curry, underlining the event’s return to showcasing non-Japanese acts.
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LIFE / Lifestyle
Jan 28, 2023
Why Kyoto's 8-bit music artists call this humble cafe 'home'
It may look like any other retro arcade bar, but Cafe La Siesta means so much more to the artists who got their starts there.
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LIFE
Jan 14, 2023
In Cairo's male-dominated electro scene, women DJs spin up more than deep beats
It's a party on the banks of the Nile, and more and more often, it's a woman on stage who's mixing the night's music.
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CULTURE / Music / Sound Off
Jan 8, 2023
A love letter to hot springs at music festivals
Getting covered in grime, mud and sweat is an expected part of attending a multiday outdoor festival, but in Japan, hot springs provide a surprisingly liberating dimension to the weekend.
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JAPAN / History / THE LIVING PAST
Dec 18, 2022
A musical history told through centuries of Japanese literature
The modern ear, tuned to the aesthetics of a different timbre, may find that one era's beauty is another's cacophony.
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CULTURE / Music
Nov 27, 2022
‘Gangnam Style’ brought K-pop to the world, but haunted its creator
In 2012, the song took over the internet, and it helped pave the way for the global success of Korean pop. But Psy spent years trying and failing to replicate the phenomenon.
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JAPAN / Science & Health
Nov 16, 2022
Born this way: Rats move to beat of Lady Gaga, study says
Researchers at the University of Tokyo played Mozart, Queen and Lady Gaga's 'Born This Way' to rats wearing miniature sensors to detect even the tiniest movements.
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CULTURE / Entertainment news
Nov 1, 2022
Ex-Japan pop idol Hideaki Takizawa resigns from major talent agency
Takizawa, vice president of Johnny & Associates, offered his resignation back in mid-September.
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CULTURE / Music
Oct 29, 2022
Pioneering rocker Jerry Lee Lewis dead at 87
Famous for his flowing blond locks, rowdy piano beats and outrageous stage presence, the star best known for his classic 'Great Balls of Fire' died of natural causes, his publicist said.

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