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Namie Amuro: Celebrating J-pop's first queen

Sep 12, 2018

Namie Amuro: Celebrating J-pop's first queen

by Patrick ST. Michel

For millions of Japanese music fans in the 1990s, Namie Amuro wasn't just the Heisei Era's defining pop star, she was someone they grew up with. This relationship is clear in the year-long documentary series, "Finally," which has been streaming on Hulu since the 40-year-old ...

When 'Amuraa' ruled Japan

Sep 12, 2018

When 'Amuraa' ruled Japan

by May Masangkay

When pop diva Namie Amuro took the music scene by storm, she not only captivated throngs of girls and women with her performances but also inspired their fashion, spawning the "Amuraa" look of the mid-1990s. Clad in a miniskirt and thick-soled boots, with her hair ...

Namie Amuro saves 'Kohaku' ... for now

| Dec 28, 2017

Namie Amuro saves 'Kohaku' ... for now

by Patrick ST. Michel

The weekly Shukan Bunshun released a survey in early November highlighting the acts its readers wanted to see perform on NHK's yearend "Kohaku Uta Gassen" music program. They chose Namie Amuro as the artist they wanted to see the most, likely because she announced ...