Category Archives: music

Japanese Pop Idol Group Me-gumi Restores Local Economy

I read an interesting article about Japanese pop idol group Me-gumi contributes to growth of the local economy in the city of Hino, located in western Tokyo.  The group was initially formed by a group of students at Meisei University’s … Continue reading

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The Get Down Celebrates Hip Hop Origins

In my opinion, The Get Down has become one of my most favorite series to watch online.  It really captured the origins of hip hop culture in the South Bronx during the 1970s, specifically in 1977.  Despite the social, economic, … Continue reading

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Plus Size Love in J-POP

  Michiko Ohashi (C), wearing a costume decorated with snacks, performs with other members of pop group Pottya at a fan meeting celebrating her birthday in Tokyo, Japan, October 16, 2016. (Photo by Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters) Recently, I came across an … Continue reading

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2016: The Year That Music Lost Its Soul

On Christmas Day, the music world has lost yet another talented artist.  I heard that singer George Michael passed away at only 53 years old.  Even though he is no longer on this Earth, George Michael left behind a body … Continue reading

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MTV Reaches Its 35th Anniversary This Year

Today marks the thirty-fifth anniversary of MTV(Music Television), the first music video channel ever broadcasted.  MTV debuted on August 1, 1981 and become the first time music fans can listen and see their favorite artists on screen.  Unlike the MTV … Continue reading

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Ongoing Struggle for Taiwanese Independence Continues to Remain Problematic in Mainland China

Over the last few years, Asian celebrities have been speaking out against Taiwanese independence from mainland China.  Everyone knows that celebrities can utilize their power to promote change in society if they really want to.  At the same time, celebrities are … Continue reading

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Music Icon Prince Leaves Enduring Legacy and Sets Precedent For Future Generations of Artists to Follow

‘Purple Rain’ star Prince performs in a musical number from that 1984 rock ‘n’ roll drama. Legendary music icon Prince passed away last Thursday at just 57 years old.  His legacy left a huge impact on the music world and … Continue reading

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