Things I like about Japan & the Japanese culture.
You are a number. Yes you are!
The randomly chosen
homepage of the month :
(this one in Japanese only).
Do you know Norika? She was representing Japan in the ceremonies for the World Cup 2002!
. Just some links, to Doraemon, Virtual Pets & so...
Ryuichi Sakamoto is one of the few Japanese musicians
known outside Japan.
Thanks to Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence and The Last Emperor.
See an Internet broadcast (on December 22nd 1997) of one concert from the "f" tour.
And in 1996,
Ryuichi Sakamoto and Toshio Iwai
experimented with sound and images using piano and computers.
Again it was available on the Internet, but not anymore... The link will take you to cool YMO pictures!!
In 1997, the internatioanl version of
Also in 1997, in Japan, the 4-part Discord composition : Grief, Anger, Prayer, Salvation.
A very personal piece, recorded live during the
Playing the Orchestra 1997 'f' Tour.
The Jungle remix was done live on stage too; check the Laser Disc if you can.
If not, the CD itself comes with a multimedia section, quite interesting.
Here is a list of
his music and movie soundtracks,
and the same with my comments.
Ryuichi Sakamoto was also part of Yellow Magic Orchestra, AKA YMO
If you like electronic music, you want to know YMO!
Check the list of sites
about Ryuichi Sakomoto and YMO...
including a link to a Live performance from the Trio World Tour (August 1996).
And check here for his 1997 tour in Japan (official site).
The Official and good-looking official Sakamoto site , including an interesting and often funny diary.
Here are some interesting links about Japan :
Other aspects of Japanese society :
More about music :
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