Holiday Time Is Over – He Said She Said Will be Back Soon ! ! ! – Teaser ! ! !

I is for Irezumi ! ! !

“I” is for Irezumi ! ! !

mss3She Says:

Hi everyone ! ! !  Mr P and I have had a wonderful time over the Christmas break when we were busy saving the world and stuff  like that but  we back home now and nicely rested and ready to to get back to He Said She Said ! ! ! Continue reading

Sakura’s J-Pop Corner – Scandal Are Playing The UK – Hurry Up And Get Your Ticket ! ! ! !

Scandal  - Japan's Best All Girl Pop Rock Band

Scandal – Japan’s Best All Girl Pop Rock Band

Scandal are the girls that put the Glam back into Glam Rock and they will be playing a concert in the UK on April 26th – so get your tickets now ! ! !

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How I discovered . . . . . T-Rex

Finn And Bolan

The Wonderful T-Rex

In 2001 I was 14 at I left my home and went to boarding school in Okinawa. I was the youngest of my year because of when my birthday is and was very naïve.

I loved school  ! ! !  It is quite  a famous school for girls and the same school as my grandmother went to during the Pacific War.  So I was very proud but also very nervous about starting school and leaving home.

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Sakura’s J-Pop Corner – H!P Fights Back

Morning Musume 14.

Morning Musume 14.

H!P is the short name for Hello Project.  They are an agency that manages and produces  the idol groups Juice =Juice and C-Ute but their flagship group is Morning Musume

In the world of J-Pop Idols Hello Project was the main player for many years, in fact you could almost say they invented the concept. Continue reading

How I Discovered – Johnny Cash

Inokashira Park in Kichijoji

The Buddhist Temple – Inokashira Park in Kichijoji

Since I moved to Tokyo almost ten years ago,  I have been a city girl. I live in Meguro and rarely leave the Yamanote districts of Shibuya, Shinjuku, Ebisu and Meguro. I do occasionally take my passport and travel the 20 minutes to some of the Shitamachi districts like Akasaka, or Aoyama, but the suburbs are somewhere I usually would never dream of going. They tend to be characterless, residential areas with little to make you want to go there.

However there is one exception and that is Kichijoji. Continue reading

Jerome Charles White Jr – Big In Japan ! ! ! 

 

Jero - Big In Japan ! ! !

Jero – Big In Japan ! ! !

Jerome Charles White, Jr is big in Japan ! ! ! He came to Japan like so many others as an English teacher who wanted to do something else . . .But Jerome actually did move on and do something else and so he became Big In Japan . . . .

Enka is a style of music that is somehow a mix of pop and traditional Japanese music.

so, how on earth is a black American from Pittsburgh now the hottest Enka singer in Japan ? ? ? Continue reading

Sakura’s J-pop Corner – TV Themes – Battle of the Nations – Japan vs The World ! ! !

Hirugao is a Drama About Adultery

Hirugao is a Drama About Adultery

Why do British TV shows have such rubbish theme tunes ? ? ? In Japan there is a link between the TV companies and the record companies and top artists make great tracks for TV themes. In the UK it seemed that TV themes were really just an after thought and written in the ten minutes between drinking a beer and going to the toilet by some geezer that happened to learn to read music in elementary school. Continue reading