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Dec 24

[review] Cocco: Cocco-san no Daidokoro CD

It’s getting harder to call Cocco just a musician. Though she’s been a jack-of-all-trades (and a master of them, too) for years, she increasingly splits her time between her writing, art and environmental activism. On top of that, she’s raising a child and overcoming ongoing mental illness. So it’s understandable that the Okinawan artist has …

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Sep 16

[review] SPEED: SPEEDLAND~The Premium Best Re Tracks~

Speed stole the thunder from its own CD. The seminal Speed girls, now in their 20s and reunited for the long term, sing mature reinterpretations of their teenage anthems of friendship and growing up in Speedland~The Premium Best Re Tracks~. But since we’ve already heard them perform those songs as adults—mostly live, but sometimes in …

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May 19

Sakura Matsuri at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, May 2

The Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s annual two-day Sakura Matsuri celebrates a wide range of Japanese culture in the breathtaking setting of 220 blooming cherry blossom trees. For the price of one admission ticket, you can watch classical dances, make origami, model for a cosplay photoshoot and participate in the Japanese tradition of cherry blossom viewing. For …

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May 11

[News] Utada Hikaru postpones Best Buy appearances

An acute case of left relapsing peritonsillitis forced Utada Hikaru to cancel a series of nationwide appearances at Best Buy this week. These were meant to coincide with the pop singer’s domestic release of This Is The One tomorrow. Utada’s official site says the promotion will be rescheduled. You can read the full news release …

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Apr 19

[Review] Hamasaki Ayumi: Next Level

If you’re interested in purchasing Hamasaki Ayumi’s 10th album, Next Level, and don’t know which of the four versions—ranging from the plain CD to a blinged-out, 6800-yen USB stick—to buy, go for the 2CD+DVD package. It’s the only one that includes the singer’s first live CD, an attraction that is better than the uneventful feature …

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