Yellow Magic Orchestra go big and go home

Music Nov 22, 2018

Yellow Magic Orchestra go big and go home

by Irma Nunez

Yellow Magic Orchestra made its 1980 debut on the legendary American dance show “Soul Train” performing a cover of “Tighten Up” by Archie Bell & the Drells, two years after the November 1978 release of the trio’s eponymous first album Dressed in logoed button-downs with ...

Getting close to Ryuichi Sakamoto

Film | Wide Angle Oct 26, 2017

Getting close to Ryuichi Sakamoto

by Kaori Shoji

Stephen Nomura Schible refrains from saying whether he and musician Ryuichi Sakamoto are friends, or even close, despite having filmed a documentary about him. "When I'm in the U.S., everyone refers to him by his first name, but in my mind and when I'm in ...

Message trumps the medium at JMAF

Art Feb 5, 2015

Message trumps the medium at JMAF

by Mike Sunda

When Canadian philosopher Marshall McLuhan coined the phrase "The medium is the message" in the mid-1960s, the ensuing dialogue on media theory encouraged an approach that persists to the present day: to examine new types of technology through the societal and cultural changes that ...

Hibiya rally tries to keep nuclear foes on message

National Mar 12, 2013

Hibiya rally tries to keep nuclear foes on message

by Kazuaki Nagata

Far away from disaster-hit Tohoku, people gathered Monday in Tokyo's Hibiya Park to offer silent prayers on the second anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake. "Let's think of those who lost their lives. Let's remember that each of their lives was precious," singer Tokiko ...