There’s more to Academy Award-Winning Filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki than his directorial chops would lead you to believe. What you may not know about the man who brought you My Neighbor Totoro, Howl’s Moving Castle and Spirited Away is that he … Read More »
Unless you’ve been living under a rock or in one of the places in Japan currently experiencing rolling black outs, the chances are good that you’ve heard about the earthquakes, the tsunamis, fires and destruction currently plaguing Japan. Good news. … Read More »
Earlier today, video game-centric blog Kotaku published a post by Senior Contributing Editor (Japan) Brian Ashcraft all about Japanese rock star/multi-instrumentalist/actor/vampire Gackt. Apparently Ashcraft has discovered Gackt and, after doing so, felt an intense need to shower him with adoration. … Read More »
If you’re in the Phoenix area, go pick up a copy of New Times in which you’ll find my music feature on X Japan; the significance of their Lollapalooza gig and what it might mean for their future.
If there is one marketing vehicle for music that Japan makes better use of than we here in the U.S., it’s the theme song.