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Remembering David Bowie and His Strong Connections to Japan

The lyrics “like some cat from Japan” from “Ziggy Stardust” are a clear indication of Bowie`s loving fascination with the land of the rising sun. Bowie, who tragically passed away Sunday, January 10th, was an international icon, finding home not only in the UK where he was born, but Germany where he recorded some of…

X-Japan’s Yoshiki Debuts Edgy Kimono Collection at 2015 Tokyo Fashion Week

The Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo is held every year in March and October. In October 2015, Yoshiki who is the band leader of X-Japan, debuted his first kimono collection which is called the “Yoshikimono” at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo. Yoshiki grew up in a family who owned a kimono shop so the kimono collection…

Underground Modern Japanese Music

Japanese artists and bands seem to be featured more and more in the media outside of Japan which is great to see! Some people are only familiar with idol bands and think this is all Japan has to offer, however, there is a lot more to hear and see from Japan. I will show some…