Before Shiina Ringo and YUKI or any other Japanese punk girls, in 80's, watching her being fearfully nervously on TV (she was very popular in spite of being a heretical character), I was kind of pitiful. But I (of the child) liked sometimes her saying an interesting thing sharply incidentally.
While those " Fushigi chara (coming from Alice in the wonderland kind of girl)" girls fit into the world well after all, she couldn't be that way even she really wanted to be.
But I'm glad that she is still the Original Japanese Punk even she is close in 50 years old.
Spring is a season when most people tend to eat a lot of food and drink a lot of beer. (Actually, food and beer is good for every season...) But for you dieters, I bet you have never thought of this way to lose weight! a good work out is... *drumroll* KARAOKE!
On average, you lose about 10 calories by singing one song, and there would be better effects by singing songs like ballads or blues because you use more stomach power rather than singing up-beat rock an pop songs.
Just remember to stay away from drinks and snacks when you are at the karaoke bar!
According to "Big Echo" the number 1 karaoke manufacturer in Japan, the best Japanese songs you can lose your weight are;
1) SAKURA - KOBUKURO 2) MIRAI YOSOUZU - DREAMS COME TRUE 3) KOKONISHIKA SAKANAI HANA - again, KOBUKURO
10 years since her debut, Utada Hikaru celebrates her new album "HEART STATION" by letting people download a song from her first album, "First Love" as a ringtone. Within 4 days, the ringtone received approximately 700,000 downloads.
"Rolling Stone Japan" magazine celebrates its one year anniversary by using a Japanese star on its cover for the first time. That star is none other than Mika Nakashima. You may also know her as "Nana."
The reasons Nakashima was chosen was because she is a woman, and because people believed that there just was a "rocker spirit" in her.
This is the #1 hit in Japan at the moment. They are adorable and it sounds nice. The meaning behind the song is about a separated couple asking eachother how he or she is doing. He was wondering if she is eating alright. ...Eat....? Well, it's very Japanese.