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Japan Times
May 29, 2019
The return of the Beatles to Japanese stages with 'Backbeat'
As a concept, "if" may be mere conjecture in real life. In fact, though, if Stuart Sutcliffe hadn't taken his best friend John Lennon's advice back in 1960 and left art school to play bass guitar in his band, the music world would now be quite different.
Japan Times
Nov 16, 2018
Sumo 101: Kensho
One of the defining sights of a sumo tournament is the parade of brightly colored kensho banners around the ring before the highest- ranked wrestlers fight.
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Nov 11, 2018
Michael Jackson's 'Bad' tour leather jacket sells for $298,000 at auction, three times asking price
Michael Jackson's iconic black "Bad" jacket, which he wore on his first solo tour, sold for $298,000 late Saturday, about three times its original asking price, at a New York auction which featured items from music legends Prince, Madonna, John Lennon and others, officials announced.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Jul 8, 2017
Ringo Starr turns 77, will play with Paul McCartney on new album
Former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr celebrated his 77th birthday on Friday by announcing a new album that will feature former band mate Paul McCartney.
Japan Times
Jul 4, 2017
Johnny Depp finds nothing but smooth sailing with Japanese fans of 'Pirates of the Caribbean'
While the return of the "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise has gotten mixed reviews from critics overseas, it's bound to be a hit in Japan for two reasons: Johnny Depp and Paul McCartney.
Japan Times
Jan 19, 2017
Paul McCartney sues Sony/ATV to reclaim rights to Beatles music
Former Beatle Paul McCartney sued Sony Corp.'s music publishing arm on Wednesday in a federal court in New York, seeking to get back the copyrights to music of his former band, court records show.
Japan Times
Sep 28, 2016
When it comes to the Beatles, we'll never let it be
The Beatles' career as a live band came to a — literally — screeching halt in August 1966, when on their final American tour, the howling of frenzied female fans became so deafening they could no longer hear themselves play. Author Tom Wolfe, describing a San Francisco stadium gig, wrote of "great...
Japan Times
Jun 25, 2016
Yesterday: When the 'Beatles typhoon' hit Japan
Fifty years ago this week, the Fab Four played some of their final live performances in Tokyo. We speak to fans who were u2018swept off their feet' by the visit.
Japan Times
Jun 4, 2016
Aviator dazzles Emperor; Poets inaugurate new national association; Beatles face press; Mount Unzen erupts
100 YEARS AGOWednesday, June 7, 1916
Japan Times
Apr 29, 2015
Paul McCartney returns to Tokyo, surprises fans with rare Beatles song
Almost 50 years after the Beatles delivered memorable performances at Tokyo's Nippon Budokan arena, former band member Paul McCartney returned to the venue on Tuesday with a special treat for his fans.
Japan Times
Apr 28, 2015
Orpheus descends on Japan
Of all U.S. playwright Tennessee Williams's many major works — including "A Streetcar Named Desire" and "The Glass Menagerie" — "Orpheus Descending," which opens in Tokyo next week with a star-studded Japanese cast and multi-award-winning English director Phillip Breen at the helm, is among...
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CULTURE / Entertainment news
Apr 22, 2015
Paul McCartney starts Japan tour after cancellation last May
Former Beatle Paul McCartney kicked off a five-date concert tour of Japan on Tuesday in Osaka after canceling his original tour in the country last May due to ill health.
Japan Times
Dec 23, 2014
Who was music being made for in 2014?
When looking back on the year in music, the big question music fans should be asking themselves is, "Who was music being made for in 2014?" Looking at the broader picture, we can find the answers writ large across the Japanese music scene.
CULTURE / Entertainment news
May 23, 2014
Fans welcome news of McCartney's recovery prospects
Japanese fans on Friday welcomed news that former Beatle Paul McCartney is expected to make a full recovery from the viral infection that landed him in a Tokyo hospital for treatment.
Japan Times
Apr 3, 2014
Bob Dylan is the latest in a list of legends to visit these shores
Clad in a T-shirt for U.K. punk pioneers The Clash, 16-year-old Kyo Asada probably doesn't fit most people's image of a typical Bob Dylan fan. But judging from the crowd lined up outside Tokyo's Zepp DiverCity on the opening night of his latest Japan tour, Dylan draws a diverse bunch — not just the...
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SUMO / Basho reports
Nov 14, 2013
Beatles legend watches Hakuho's latest triumph
Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho put on a show for Beatles legend Paul McCartney on Thursday, preserving his share of the lead with a clinical win on the fifth day of action at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament.
Oct 30, 2013
Net scalpers set off discussion of true fandom in terms of economics
If you can't afford u00a5400,000 for a ticket, can you call yourself a fan?
Japan Times
Oct 29, 2013
McCartney, One Direction and Atoms for Peace head to Japan in November
He's been knighted, named the richest rock star in the world, has an Oscar, has done a guest spot on "The Simpsons," has played to the largest stadium audience in history and has been imprisoned right here in Japan. That's right, rock god Sir Paul McCartney returns to Japan after an 11-year hiatus in...
Japan Times
Mar 26, 2013
'The day my mum looked after the Beatles'
In rock mythology, John Lennon was the cynical, acid-tongued Beatle, Paul McCartney was friendly and open, George Harrison was the quiet one and drummer Ringo Starr was the group's clown, always joking around. Satoko Condon remembers it a bit differently.


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