August 14, 2014

Collaboration Song of Ariana Grande x Taro Hakase Released

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In the Japanese bonus track of Ariana Grande’s 2nd album, “My Everything”, a collaboration song of Taro Hakase, will be recorded as well. The song that will be collaborated is Ariana’s famous song, “Baby I”. Hakase’s daughter had always been a fan of Ariana, and by listening to her song, Hakase himself was also drawn to her song’s charm, which led to this collaboration. In... Read More

January 1, 2011

Croket

Croket

A popular impersonator. In August 1980, starred in “Owarai Star Tanjyou” of NTV and won the bronze award. In November of the same year, won the silver award. For 3 months beginning April 1981, appeared for live shows at the disco “Xanadu” in Roppongi. On June 5th, 1981, made his record debut with the EP “Dakara Dancing”. His versatility for impersonation earned him... Read More

January 1, 2011

Daigoro Tachibana

Daigoro Tachibana

“He” is no misprint. This bewitching kimono-clad boy is one of the most celebrated onnagata of today’s generation in the realm of Kabuki. Daigoro Tachibana was born Daigoro Isayama in a family of actors in Oita Prefecture on the 27th of January in 1987. At the age of two, he was already trained to be a performer and at the tender age of three, he debuted in his... Read More

January 1, 2011

Daisuke Kawakami

Daisuke-Kawakami

A male singer born in Tokyo in 1984. In February 2013, made his CD debut with the cover of the popular Japanese ballad “Besame Mucho”. His sexy platinum voice and good looks have caught people’s attention as the next star of Japanese ballads, and moreover, that of a newly evolved “visual ballads”. Official Website: http://daisuke1112.jp/ Label Website: http://wmg.jp/artist/kawakamidaisuke/profile.html Youtube:... Read More

March 29, 2013

DEPAPEPE’s Popularity Exploding in Asia!

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Instrumental acoustic guitar duo DEPAPEPE held a one-band live performance titled “DEPAPEPE 10th Anniversary ‘LIVE in BANGKOK'” at the BCC Hall, Central Plaza Ladprao in Bangkok, Thailand on March 23, 2013. DEPAPEPE gave their best performance in front of 2000 Thai fans. Their Thai fans enthusiastically sang along to the melodies, going “la la la”... Read More

January 1, 2011

Eiji Okuyama

Eiji Okuyama

An “enka” singer from Obanazawa City, Yamagata Prefecture. In 1986, became grand champion of the “5th Yamagata Ken Kayou Senshuken Taikai”. In 1989, won the “3rd Enkajuku Zenkoku Taikai”. In 1991, entered the “NHK Nodo Jiman Grand Champion Taikai”. In 1994, made his record debut from Nippon Crown with “Furusato Hanamikoshi”. In 2008, made his major debut from... Read More

January 1, 2011

Etsuko Nakamura

Etsuko Nakamura

From Takasaki city, Gunma Prefecture. In May 1995, first debut as a singer. In 2010, won the Japan Singer’s Association Singer Awards. In February 2nd 2011, released new single “Joushuuji (上州路)”, written and composed by herself Etsuko Nakamura with a signature name “Akagiharuna”. Representing a women’s heart for men never to be seen again... Read More

May 9, 2014

Flugelhorn player and Jazz singer from Japan TOKU Special Appearance Meet

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TOKU@ Kinokuniya Bookstore Saturday, May 10, 2014 Event starts at 2PM Kinokuniya Bookstore (NYC) 1073 Avenue of the Americas (bet 40th &41st) New York, NY 10018 Tell (212)869-1700 http://www.kinokuniya.com Well known in Japan as the only flugelhorn player as well as a jazz singer, TOKU has also collaborated with several world renowned artists such as Hank Jones, Cyndi Lauper,... Read More

January 1, 2011

Fuyumi Sakamoto

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Fuyumi Sakamoto is a Japanese female enka singer under EMI Music Japan. Born in 1967, her debut occurred when she won an NHK song contest in 1987 at the age of 19. Over the past 15 years, she has gained wide popularity as an enka artist. She took a brief “intermission” of about one year and returned to the stage in spring 2003. She is also a vocalist of rock band “His”... Read More

January 1, 2011

George Yamamoto

George Yamamoto

An “enka” singer/actor from Shimonoseki city of Yamaguchi prefecture. In 1976, debuted for the second time under his real name “George Yamamoto” from Pony Canyon. In 1980, at the age of 30, released the song “Michinoku Hitori Tabi”. The song did not become an instant hit, but at about a year after it’s release, the song was picked up on the show “Yoru no Hit Studio”... Read More