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MUSIC

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JAPAN
Nov 1, 2021
Japan eases limits on attendance at large events as virus cases fall
Attendance at events held across the country can now be 5,000 spectators or 50% of venue capacity, whichever is larger.
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JAPAN
Oct 29, 2021
Japanese cellist Michiaki Ueno wins Geneva music competition
Ueno was formerly a student of Japanese cellist Hakuro Mori, professor at the Toho Gakuen School of Music in Tokyo.
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JAPAN / OBITUARY
Oct 7, 2021
Koichi Sugiyama, Japanese composer of Dragon Quest, dies at 90
Sugiyama, who composed music for the hit video game franchise since its release in 1986, is considered to have played a key role in its boom and establishing the genre of game music.
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JAPAN / Media / Japan Pulse
Sep 10, 2021
Hip-hop is getting a bad rap this summer
After footage of unmasked, crowded rap fans at a festival spread online, mainstream news outlets zeroed in on hip-hop itself.
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COMMENTARY / World
Sep 8, 2021
How gaming will change humanity as we know it
Gaming is profoundly transforming two central aspects of the modern world: culture and regulation. There will be no turning back.
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ASIA PACIFIC
Sep 7, 2021
Chinese social media site suspends K-pop fan accounts
Beijing is concerned that the quest for online attention and celebrity adulation is poisoning the minds of the country's youth.
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ASIA PACIFIC
Sep 3, 2021
China cracks down on showbiz for 'polluting' society and youth
Beijing's latest moves come in the wake of celebrity scandals, but also targets entertainment portraying 'effeminate' behavior and other content deemed 'warped.'
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CULTURE / Music
Aug 30, 2021
Aichi hip-hop event organizer slammed for lax coronavirus steps
Namimonogatari2021 festival defied live concert industry guidelines on alcohol and ticket sales, as well as social distancing, says Aichi Gov. Hideaki Omura.
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CULTURE / Music / OBITUARY
Aug 25, 2021
Charlie Watts, Rolling Stones' beat maker for almost six decades, dies at 80
Music's biggest legends remember Charlie Watts, who provided the heartbeat for the Rolling Stones in terms of both music and spirit.
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CULTURE / Entertainment news
Aug 17, 2021
Mary Fujishima, J-pop matriarch of Johnny & Associates, dies at 93
Johnny & Associates Inc. announced today that its honorary chairperson, Mary Yasuko Fujishima, sister of music mogul and company founder Johnny Kitagawa, died of pneumonia at a hospital in Tokyo on Aug. 14. She was 93 years old.
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ASIA PACIFIC
Jul 13, 2021
No more 'Gangnam Style': South Korea's virus rules demand slower workout music in gyms
As part of COVID-19 measures, South Korea has added a requirement that gyms not play music with higher than 120 beats per minute during group exercises such as aerobics and spinning.
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JAPAN / Media / Japan Pulse
Jun 19, 2021
Spotify gets visual in a new TV Tokyo show about podcasting
Spotify dips its toe into broadcast television with a new show that will either be a boon for podcasts or chain restaurants.
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CULTURE / Music
May 30, 2021
Japanese pianists win third and fourth place at Queen Elisabeth Competition
'I'm honored to receive the third prize. I think this will open doors for me in my international career,' Keigo Mukawa, 28, told reporters after the award ceremony. 'I'm very satisfied.'
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LIFE / Language / BILINGUAL
May 14, 2021
When you find the right notes to learn Japanese, even karaoke can be your classroom
From children's lullabies to visual-kei, writing out lyrics and singing along to Japanese pop can help you with everyday conversation.
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CULTURE / Music
May 13, 2021
What will music festivals look like in the wake of the pandemic? We'll start to find out this summer.
Naoki Shimizu, the man behind Japan's massive Summer Sonic festival, talks about COVID-19 precautions and new ideas for moving forward.
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CULTURE / Entertainment news
Apr 10, 2021
Rapper and actor DMX, five-time Billboard chart topper, dead at 50
American rapper and actor Earl Simmons, known by the stage name DMX or Dark Man X, died on Friday, his record label said, after he suffered a heart attack during what media reports said was a drug overdose. He was 50 years old.
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CULTURE / Music
Mar 18, 2021
‘See-Through’: Kumi Takahara shines on ambient album with classical roots
A classically trained violinist experiments with her instrument, scratching and sliding on the strings to create 10 contemporary soundscapes.
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CULTURE / Entertainment news
Mar 13, 2021
Japanese all-male idol group V6 to disband on Nov. 1
The decision came after Go Morita told the other members that he wishes to leave the agency and pursue his acting career in a new environment, the statement said.
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CULTURE / Music
Mar 11, 2021
How TikTok resurrected a Japanese pop star's defining hit
Miki Matsubara's 1979 hit song 'Mayonaka no Door: Stay With Me' has been discovered by a new generation of digitally savvy teens. The Japanese music industry has taken notice.
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ASIA PACIFIC / Society
Feb 4, 2021
K-pop for the planet: Fans of South Korean stars take on climate change
From petitioning to save forests to raising cash for disaster victims, a growing army of K-pop fans worldwide has emerged as the latest force in the global fight against climate change.

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