Archive for the ‘japan’ Tag

Capsule and variances of a theme

 

I’ve followed the Japanese Music duo Capsule for a while, and really enjoy their music, especially on long drives… 

so here I am sharing a few of my favorate tracks of theirs for you 🙂

 

Capsule was founded in 1997 by Writer/Musician Nakata Yasutaka and Singer Koshijima Toshiko… Offically launched around 2001. Nakata is involved in some of Japans leading pop groups like Perfume and artists such as MEG and Kyary Pamyu Pamyu…. 

 

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Music: What’s new.. J-music

Haven’t’ done a music thing in a while.. here’s some recent releases in Japan pop/RnB.

 

 

三浦大知 / Right Now + GO FOR IT (Live)

 

Noa×ユンジ Regret feat. LGYankees HIRO

 

Babies, The Future, and Population Statistics

An interesting couple of documentaries by the bbc about the changing population of the world with two extreme examples, the massive population decline in Japan and the massive increase in the Philippines. Two different countries at the two different ends of the economic boom.

Statistics trending both ways, as Japan declines and the older generation are too many for the working generation to support (much like what’s happening in NZ) and in the Philippines where it’s the other way around.

Watching the documentary, you can see, that what happened with the boomers in Japan and how its effected the country, will happen to the Philippines or any growing economy. India and China no doubt will be no different.

The third documentary is the statistic one, really interesting to see the world as a whole population wise.

 

no sex please, we’re Japanese, BBC documentary

 

The Definitions of Lower, Middle, and Upper Class–BBC Documentary

 

OVERPOPULATED – BBC Documentary

 

 

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When Gods die – Keiko Fuji aka Utada Junko

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Keiko Fuji, a famous Enka singer from Japan passed away in August.  A great loss to the music world, as she was an amazing singer/artist.

She is also the mother of Utada Hikaru.

 

Here are some links to info.

http://www.emimusic.jp/hikki/from_hikki/

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2013/08/21/mother-of-pop-singer-utada-hikaru-passes-away

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keiko_Fuji

http://aramatheydidnt.livejournal.com/5004220.html

http://japandailypress.com/keiko-fuji-mother-of-singer-hikaru-utada-found-dead-in-suspected-suicide-2234429/

Miho Wada’s MJO Trio @ De Fontein

HI there lovelies Smile

miho and flute

Here’s a video from Miho’s MJO Trio , playing at De Fontein.

Check out Miho’s official website below for gig dates Smile

 

 

Miho Wada’s official website:

www.mihowada.com

 

Weekly Radio show:

Every Tuesday at 2pm on Radio Ponsonby
MihoZilla Attack!

http://www.radioponsonby.co.nz/

 

Performed by:

Miho Wada (flute & sax)
Pascal Roggen (violin)
Andrew Rudolph (guitar)

Visit: www.mihowada.com
for more information, CD’s and Merch.

 

All material copyright: Miho Wada
Video/Audio & other content used
by request from and with permission
of the content owner.

Not for stock or unlicensed use.

Video by: Yanni
My Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/Z3bra

Miho Wada’s MJO Showcase Reel 2013

miho wada band promo 1

 

What an epically outstanding year 2013 has been so far for Miho and her band…

awesome gigs, tours, promos and fun, and yes, there’s more coming Smile

Catch her 2013 showcase reel below, and follow this youtube link to see more of Miho Wada  ( or you can google Miho Wada ) and keep an eye out on the official Miho Wada Website ( www.mihowada.com ) for more gig dates and info.

 

Miho Wada’s MJO Showcase Reel 2013

 

“Here comes the 2013 showcase reel for the Auckland based high energy jazz ensemble "Miho’s Jazz Orchestra (MJO)". This year the band reveals the multiple ensemble combinations they performed during this year’s international tours (and it’s only July!). Sit back, relax and let them take you on an exciting musical journey through New Zealand, Australia and Japan.” – Miho Wada

 

Miho’s Jazz Orchestra members:

Miho Wada – Flute & Sax
Pascal Roggen – Violin
James Donaldson – Cello
Andrew Rudolph – Guitar
Leo Corso – Bass
Jared Desvaux de Marigny – Drums

with a special guest Takumi Motokawa on piano & keys

Video shot by Helen Millar, Yanni Migias, Rob Mayes and Machiko Furutani

All music written by Miho Wada and performed by MJO members. All track available on iTunes and other online stores.

Visit: www.mihowada.com
for more information, CD’s and Merch.

 

All material copyright: Miho Wada
Video/Audio & other content used
by request from and with permission
of the content owner.

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