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RYUICHI SAKAMOTO

 “Time” is a mixed-genre performance, conceived by musician Ryuichi Sakamoto and artist Shiro Takatani, that depicts a struggle between man and nature.
CULTURE / Stage
Mar 30, 2024
Ryuichi Sakamoto and Shiro Takatani’s ‘Time’ is a dreamy blur
It’s been one year since the composer’s death, but his creative output carries on in Japan.
Filmed in black and white, concert film “Opus” focuses on the physicality of Ryuichi Sakamoto’s performance.
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Sep 7, 2023
Ryuichi Sakamoto's last performance captured by son in Venice 'Opus'
In late 2022 celebrated Japanese musician Ryuichi Sakamoto, stricken with terminal cancer, spent nine days at a Tokyo studio performing 20 of his much-loved pieces from across his career.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
May 30, 2023
With ‘Monster,’ Hirokazu Kore-eda makes a welcome return to form
The Palme d’Or-winning director’s homecoming to Japanese-language cinema is powerful and poignant as it unspools an intimate story about bullying, misunderstandings and family dynamics.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
Apr 7, 2023
My friendship with Ryuichi Sakamoto
Roger Pulvers writes about his relationship with the late musician, recalling the time he introduced Sakamoto to David Bowie.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Apr 5, 2023
The unyielding spirit of Ryuichi Sakamoto
The award-winning composer and member of Yellow Magic Orchestra showed a rebellious streak throughout his life, which not only influenced musicians worldwide but also effected social change.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Apr 4, 2023
Artists worldwide join J-pop luminaries in mourning Ryuichi Sakamoto
Artists such as Towa Tei, 'Suga' from BTS and Flying Lotus take to social media to express sadness and recount fond memories of the late musician.
Japan Times
JAPAN / FOCUS
Apr 3, 2023
Ryuichi Sakamoto, an outspoken peace and environment activist
The award-winning composer took a particularly strong anti-nuclear stance that put him at odds with Japanese officialdom.
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CULTURE / Music
Apr 3, 2023
Ryuichi Sakamoto, trailblazing musician and film composer, dies at 71
Ryuichi Sakamoto, an award-winning composer and member of pioneering electronic act Yellow Magic Orchestra, has died. He was 71 years old.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 31, 2023
Ryuichi Sakamoto calls for stop to redevelopment plan for Tokyo's Jingu area
The Tokyo government last month approved a plan to demolish and rebuild Jingu Stadium, as well as cut down hundreds of trees, as part of a new high-rise complex to be completed in 2036.
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CULTURE / Art
Mar 11, 2023
Artizon Museum's Dumb Type installations will leave you cold
Recent works by Dumb Type have been recreated in and adapted for the Tokyo museum as “2022: remap.” But even for this high-concept collective, some of the works are especially hard to grasp.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Jan 21, 2023
Yukihiro Takahashi: Style, substance and the knack for a beat
Yellow Magic Orchestra's principal vocalist and rhythmic linchpin was a leading figure in Japan's music scene, inspiring musicians the world over with his collaborative spirit.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Jan 15, 2023
Electronic music pioneer Yukihiro Takahashi of YMO dies at 70
Yukihiro Takahashi's output for Yellow Magic Orchestra would go on to influence early New York rappers and techno acts from Detroit and the U.K.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Dec 12, 2022
Ryuichi Sakamoto performs possible last concert amid cancer battle
Sakamoto revealed in June that he is battling stage 4 cancer, after previously announcing he had throat cancer in 2014 and rectal cancer in 2021.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music / Sound Off
Dec 4, 2022
Ryuichi Sakamoto keeps the music going with a 'profound' concert
The upcoming “Playing the Piano 2022” concert will showcase a musician still exploring new horizons while contemplating the finiteness of life.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Jun 7, 2022
Musician Ryuichi Sakamoto battling stage 4 cancer
Musician and composer Ryuichi Sakamoto revealed that he has been battling stage 4 cancer in a monthly magazine released Tuesday.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Jul 30, 2020
Musician Marihiko Hara delivers 'Passion' project drawing on the sacred and unfamiliar
Marihiko Hara creates a sense of coexistence with the piano and electronic sounds on his new album, “Passion.”
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
May 1, 2019
'Pacific Breeze' collates the slick sound of Japanese city pop
Long overlooked by international labels, Japan's rich musical history has been undergoing thorough excavation over the past few years. Some of the most satisfying archival releases to date have come from Light in the Attic, the U.S. label behind last year's Haruomi Hosono reissues and the recent "Kankyo...
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CULTURE / Music
Nov 22, 2018
Yellow Magic Orchestra go big and go home
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
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CULTURE / Film
Oct 13, 2018
Politics and cinema intermingle at Busan International Film Festival
The 23rd edition of the Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) opened Oct. 4 as Typhoon Kong-rey approached the South Korean port city. When the storm peaked on Saturday morning, some public events were cancelled, but the screenings continued and were still packed with press, industry people and, most...
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CULTURE / Books
Dec 16, 2017
Paul Roquet's 'Ambient Media' analyzes the importance of experiential atmosphere in society
University of Minnesota Press"Reading the air" (judging the atmosphere of a situation) is considered a crucial social skill in Japan. Paul Roquet's dense work on ambient media invites the reader to analyze the air of the modern city and its media in a new way.

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Tokashiki Beach acts as a sanctuary for sea turtles and offers ideal snorkeling waters. It was also the site of the U.S. Army’s preliminary invasion that led to the 1945 Battle of Okinawa, which resulted in the deaths of nearly 150,000 people.
On Okinawa's Tokashiki Island, life's a beach — one of the best in the world