Nov 25 2015

November 22nd “ii fufu no hi”

Category: Japan News,Japanese Dating,Japanese GirlsIchiban @ 8:38 am

‘ii fufu no hi’ is what the Japanese call November 22nd.

.“Ii Fufu Day(Married Couple Day)”!logo
The Japanese idiomatic/phonetic play on words enables  November 22 to be read as…
“11 = i i”, meaning “good” and
“22 = fu fu”, meaning “married couple”!

This is the day to show appreciation for your partner for always being there.
Every year, the most idealistic “Partner Of the Year” is elected.













The partners of the year were chosen and are shown above.

Hiroshi Hase, Takami Kyoko and his wife and Fujii Takashi Otoha his wife.

To promote “good couples day”

Votes totalled this year through the Internet was  9,154. (Voting period: July 31 – October 2)

「いい夫婦の日」をすすめる会は、毎年、一般応募の得票数と社会背景を基に「いい夫婦の日」をすすめる会が選出する理想の有名人夫婦「いい夫婦 パートナー・オブ・ザ・イヤー」を発表しています。
17回目を迎える本年の「いい夫婦 パートナー・オブ・ザ・イヤー2015」は、馳浩・高見恭子夫妻と藤井隆・乙葉夫妻に決定しました。

今年の「いい夫婦 パートナー・オブ・ザ・イヤー」は、区切りとなる結婚年数を迎えられたご夫婦のお祝いをテーマとしています。



「パートナー・オブ・ザ・イヤー」は、「いい夫婦の日」をすすめる会が毎年、理想の夫婦・カップルにふさわしいお二人を広く一般から投票していただき、一般応募の得票数とその推薦理由、社会背景を基に選出しています。 インターネットを通じて募った本年の投票総数は、9,154件でした。(投票期間:7月31日~10月2日)

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Oct 20 2015

Japanese Idol Dating Policy

Category: J-pop,Japan EntertainmentIchiban @ 11:45 pm


It’s widely known in Japan that idol singers are often contractually prohibited from engaging in romantic relationships. The reasoning goes that if word gets out that an idol singer has a boyfriend, her fans will feel betrayed that she isn’t solely devoted to her role as a musician and entertainer, and thus stop buying her CDs (there’s also the unspoken implication that openly dating someone will destroy the fantasies of individual fans that would like to date the singer themselves).




A signed contract isn’t always enough to keep young love and hormones in check, though. And when you consider that idols are almost always attractive, outgoing young women, it seems like it should be only a matter of time until they find a guy they fancy out of their swarms of would-be suitors. That’s why in addition to legal pledges not to date, the Japanese entertainment industry has a number of sneaky tactics up its sleeve to prevent its idols from falling in love or going on a single date.

A handful of entertainment industry executives, under the condition of anonymity, recently shared some of their methods, which involve psychological and time-management tricks as complicated as some idols’ stage routines.

One common practice is to keep the idols themselves in the dark about their own work schedules, sometime waiting until the end of the day to announce tomorrow’s timetable. Being an idol isn’t like working a nine-to-five shift at the office. On any given day, you could be recording songs, practicing choreography, appearing on TV variety programs, or meeting fans face-to-face at handshake events and other local promotions. All of those involve varying amounts of time and being in different locations, and it’s incredibly difficult to plan a romantic rendezvous if you don’t know when you’ll finish work or even where you’ll be when you do.

This method is so effective that one talent manager says he can tell when an idol has secretly found a boyfriend, because she’ll suddenly start wanting to know the details of her work schedule farther in advance. But in many cases, it’s not like that would make much of a difference, because another method to keep idols from dating is to pack their schedule so tight that they don’t have any unsupervised free time. As mentioned above, idols have a huge variety of responsibilities, and talent managers ideally want them to be so busy with those that when their workday is done, the singers are too worn out to do anything other than head straight home and go right to sleep (alone, naturally).

However, there’s a complication that managers have to bear in mind regarding this practice. Idols’ owe their success as much to their looks as their voices, and by running their performers ragged, they also run the risk of ending up with a group of haggard-looking, exhausted vocalists. But since the talent agencies want to minimize the idols’ private time, managers will add on-site breaks and rest periods in the middle of the work schedule. This is also why some idol appearance agreements include riders about keeping the break room stocked with specific snacks or other items the idols are fond of. The conditions are often demanded by the talent agencies in order to keep the idols from wanting to venture off-site on their own to pick up their favorite brand of tea or candy.

Finally, while producers don’t want their idols to actually be in a romantic relationship, some worry that they’ll lose a certain special radiance if they never have any contact with attractive guys. So when hiring hairstylists and makeup artists, certain talent agencies choose handsome young men for the job, which they feel gets their idols’ hearts ever so slightly aflutter before they go on stage. But wait, isn’t there a chance that the hairstylists will fall in love with the idols? Not if the men are gay, which is another characteristic some agencies look for when choosing who to handle their idols’ appearance.

Whether a little eye candy in the makeup mirror makes up for the lack of personal freedom, though, is something each idol has to answer for herself.

Source: Joshi Spa

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Jun 24 2015

Mixed Dating in Japan

Category: Japanese GirlsIchiban @ 10:40 am

About the Author

Yuta Aoki is a Japanese author, blogger, and YouTuber. He writes about Japanese culture, multi-cultural communication, and dating.

He is a chronic traveler. He has been to more than thirty countries, from Eastern Europe all the way across to Southeast Asia. He enjoys talking to local people and listening to their stories. His desire to share the best of these stories inspired him to write There’s Something I Want to Tell You: True Stories of Mixed Dating in Japan. He dates internationally, although he s slightly worried that he might end up spending more time writing about dating than actually doing it.
He was born and raised in Japan.

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Apr 17 2015

Strange Taste

Category: Japan EntertainmentIchiban @ 2:26 pm

”So, what kind of music do you play?”

The four members of Strange Taste always have great difficulty in answering this question. It’s not that their sound is so unique, outlandish or ”strange” that it defies common labels to describe music, it’s just that they play such a wide range of styles that no single one could be applied adequately.

Frontman Matthew de Wilde and guitarist Naoharu Nishikata, the group’s songwriters, have for more than 18 years pooled their vastly different musical influences into songs that feel at home on stages in any environment, whether it be an inner-city livehouse, a large outdoor event, or in the gardens of the British Embassy. The resulting sound is mature, balanced and just good to listen to and tap your knees to.
The band’s live performance has punters’ ears visit a variety of moods designed and delivered to please and maintain interest for a gig that ends professionally on time, but feels over too soon. De Wilde’s lyrics deal with issues that he himself would consider “personal challenges” but are actually common to most if not all of us: human hope, loneliness, global warming, trust, war and peace, nostalgia, and the pain of failure and rejection. His banter with the audience during between-song-intermissions is like a chat over a cappuccino in a Komazawa coffee bar: friendly, in tune with local issues, and well-blended with the environment. Newcomers to Strange Taste gigs can often be seen walking away visually impressed with nods of “Now THAT was a good band!”

And the judges at the Setagaya Band Battle in February this year thought so too – awarding Strange Taste the Grand Prix, beating a total of 57 other entries.

While the band have a number of independently produced CDs, they are currently re-working their online distribution strategy, so their recordings are currently and regrettably temporarily unavailable for public purchase. However, liking their Facebook page (Strange Taste Japan) is a good way to check out video samples of the band’s live feel, as well as stay in touch with upcoming gigs etc.
So… what kind of music do they play?
Well… you’d probably get the most accurate answer to that by just coming to a gig and getting a taste of Strange Taste!


Strange Taste are:
Matthew de Wilde (keys/main vocals)
Tetsuya Ando (bass)
Naoharu Nishikata (guitar/vocals)
Aki Udagawa (drums/vocals)


Strange Taste are playing at:
☆Yotsuya Live Inn Magic on the Monday national holiday of May 4th
☆Vanilla Mood Roppongi on Sunday June 7th
☆Setagaya City Festival, Bajikoen on Sunday August 2nd

Apr 01 2015

Silver Pron!

Category: Japan Entertainment,Japan News,Japan RelatedIchiban @ 11:15 am

Is today April Fool’s Day?
Make your own minds up over this article.

‘Silver porn’ shows fifty shades of greying Japan

PUBLISHED ON APR 1, 2015 11:31 AM

TOKYO (AFP) – Dressed in a kimono and kneeling silently on a tatami mat floor, 61-year-old Ms Yasue Tomita looks as if she might be about to perform a Japanese tea ceremony – instead she’s debuting as a porn actress.

Fluttering her eyelashes demurely as the cameras prepare to roll, Ms Tomita is proof that in Japan’s greying society you’re never too old to chase your dreams, however racy or unorthodox.

She has also become part of a flourishing niche market in Japan: “silver porn” – stretching the limits of eroticism among the elderly and overturning social norms in a country where people are expected to grow old gracefully.

Love, too, is not confined to the young, say Japan’s growing army of pensioners exploring their desires in more conventional ways, with dating agencies for the elderly reporting increasingly brisk business.

Ms Tomita confessed to being “a bit rusty” but made no apologies for her rambunctious lust for life, or her decision to put aside her knitting and crochet and launch into a career making X-rated movies.

“I like my handicrafts but I wanted to try my hand at this, while my body still works,” she told AFP before filming began.

“I do like sex, and this is my last chance before I get too old. I’m very nervous. I wonder if I should really do it, especially in front of so many people, but everyone should follow their dream.

“I just hope I can keep up,” added Ms Tomita, who used to work in a factory manufacturing car parts and registered for an agency in Japan’s booming “adult video” (AV) industry with her daughter.

“We applied through the Internet together. I got offered a job first, which surprised her a bit.”

In ageing Japan, around 32 million people – a quarter of the population – are 65 or over. Thanks to a low birthrate and growing longevity, that proportion is expected to rise to 40 per cent by 2060.

With statistics like that, it’s no surprise that geronto-porn is big business.

Adult movies rake in about US$20 billion (S$27.4 billion) a year, and those featuring unashamedly wrinkly men and women account for between 20 per cent and 30 per cent of that market, industry insiders say. Sales have rocketed over the past decade as more of Japan’s perky seniors celebrate their mojo.

Though not for the faint-hearted, the genre took off thanks largely to now-80-year-old Shigeo Tokuda, the twinkle-toed king of granddad porn, who has peeled off for hundreds of hardcore flicks with titles such as “Forbidden Elderly Care” and “Manic Training of Lolitas”.

Pornography became widely available in Japan in the 1900s, with seventeenth century Edo-era woodblock erotic prints being many people’s first introduction to the genre.

Attitudes towards sex are less prudish than in other parts of the world and fun-loving fertility festivals, where giant wooden phalluses are joyfully carried around towns, take place annually in parts of Japan.

“Everyone has different sexual tastes or fetishes,” said director Fumiaki Kimura. “Elderly porn has become very popular over the past 10 years or so. Older couples watch together because they can feel a connection, a sense of closeness or familiarity, being the same age.

“It’s like a forbidden pleasure,” he added. “Young people watch it because they’re fed up with the regular stuff – whatever turns you on. You do hear about actors taking Viagra, but that can be dangerous for the older guys.”

Mr Tokuda, who beds actresses young enough to be his granddaughter, also co-starred with Ms Fujiko Ito, just two years his junior, the pair frolicking in hot springs or on tatamis with Ms Ito in a kimono.

Ms Natsuko Kayama, 44, a porn star with 25 years’ experience in the industry, told AFP she wanted to outlast the oldest swingers in town.

“I’d love to be the oldest AV actress,” she laughed. “I want to break the record if I can – if I last that long.”

Far away from the steamy film sets, others entering the autumn of their lives are simply interested in finding companionship, perhaps after losing or leaving their first long-term partner.

But with habits set, it isn’t always easy to meet someone, and many turn to one of hundreds of matchmaking services catering to older clientele, such as the Ai-Senior company, which boasts a total of 6,000 registered members, some in their 90’s.

Later life dating hit the headlines last year with the grisly case of the “Black Widow” – 68-year-old Chisako Kakehi, who was arrested in November accused of murdering her septuagenarian fourth husband with cyanide.

Placing adverts for an “unattached elderly man with assets”, she was said to have amassed millions of dollars in insurance and other payouts over 10 years as a result of the death of a string of spouses and lovers.

Most elderly daters, happily, have far more felicitous stories to tell.

Mr Yosuke Komori, 66, and his 57-year-old wife Mutsuko met through another dating agency. Both previously married, they wed four years ago and still hold hands like smitten teenagers.

“I think a healthy sex life is an added bonus of marriage,” said Mrs Komori, who got married in a daringly short dress, to the horror of her daughters.

“I think perhaps my husband is sufficiently confident in that department. But the most important thing in a relationship is mutual understanding.”

For bashful Mr Komori, it was never only about the physical side of things.

“I feel most contented when she is happy,” he said sheepishly. “I don’t want to sound soppy, but I just want to make her smile. What’s important is love, actually.”

– See more at:


Mar 31 2015

Miss Universe Japan

Category: Japan News,Japanese GirlsIchiban @ 11:18 pm

OMG!!! A HA-Fuuuuuuu!


TOKYO: Born and bred in Nagasaki, Ariana Miyamoto went to study in the US before becoming a model. On Mar 12, she won the Miss Universe Japan title. However, beauty pageant fans are not unanimous in their acceptance of her victory, as some prefer a pure blooded Japanese to wear the crown.
















Check out all the contestants.



Miss Miyamoto is the pageant’s first mixed-race winner, being born to a Japanese mother and an African-American father.





“I saw the result of Miss Universe Japan. My honest feeling was: does it make sense that a foreigner represents Japan?” wrote a Twitter user. “Miss Universe Japan is not Japan,” read another tweet.




Japan is still far from being considered a multi-racial society. As of 2014, there were only 2.356 million foreigners living in Japan or two per cent of the entire population. In response, the Japanese Government is easing laws to allow more foreigners to live in the country.

Although the move has attracted a record 13 million foreign tourists last year, the rate of new foreigners relocating to Japan has by contrast increased only very slowly.

For some foreign residents, they feel like they are treated differently simply because they are not Japanese. “The older Japanese don’t like foreigners much. They ask me to go away,” said a Filipino woman.

“I’m a Singaporean. They don’t speak badly about Singaporeans. But it sometimes happen. I get feedback from people about other countries,“ said a Singaporean man.

On the contrary, if foreigners are just passing through the country, they are usually treated quite well. “Even if they don’t speak the language, they can point to the right direction, hand signal things away,” said an Asian-American traveller.

With the Japanese population on decline, its Government has been relaxing visa requirements, particularly to Southeast Asian nationals.

– CNA/pp

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Mar 10 2015

Tokyo St Patrick’s Day Parade 2015

Category: Japan RelatedIchiban @ 9:49 am

The Festival is held in conjunction with St.Patrick’s Day Parade held by Irish Network Japan Tokyo in Omotesando. This year they mark the 23rd parade! See below the video of last year’s parade. Visit there website from here to check out the details!

Guinness time…

Thanks to Diageo(Guinness, Kilkenny, Baileys), Dubliners, IDA, Enterprise Ireland, IJCC, Shannons, Finn McCools, The Hub, DCU, Harman, H&K and many more for making all this possible.
Enquiries : English Japanese
Japanese : Website in Japanese

★St. Patrick’s Day Parades 2015 around Japan★ Save the Date !
今年ももうすぐ「アイルランド・フェスティバル」の季節がやってきます。今年もイベント情報を本ページで発信していきますので、よろしくお願いいたします。 全国各地のセント・パトリックス・デー・パレード、第2回アイ・ラブ・アイルランド・フェスティバルの開催予定は以下の通りです。今から予定を空けておいてくださいね!
★St. Patrick’s Day Parades 2015 around Japan★

Saturday, 14 March 3月14日(土)
Yokohama 横浜
Nagoya 名古屋
Kumamoto 熊本
Sunday, 15 March 3月15日(日)
Tokyo 東京
Fukuoka 福岡
Okinawa 沖縄
Saturday, 21 March 3月21日(土・祝)
Chiba 千葉
Takamatsu 高松
Ireland Festival in Osaka 2015
March 22, 2015 (Sun)
Nanba Dotonbori Tonbori Riverwalk
Sponsored by INJ Osaka Festival Executive Committee
★I Love Ireland Festival 2015★
Sunday, 15 March 3月15日(日)
10:00 – 18:00
at Yoyogi Park, Tokyo 東京・代々木公園イベント広場


Contact us
Facebook :
English (General Japan and Tokyo) :
Shikoku :
Embassy Ireland Festival site
Also on Twitter @IrishEmbJapan
Thanks again to Diageo(Guinness, Kilkenny, Baileys), Dubliners, Jameson, IDA, Enterprise Ireland, IJCC, Shannons, Finn McCools, The Hub, Hard Rock Cafe, Hobgoblin, DCU and many more for making all this possible.

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Mar 10 2015


Category: Tokyo FoodIchiban @ 8:55 am

Our friends at I Love Cheese are having another ….

Cheese tasting party at Dining Bar BBC, Akasaka

4 April at 17:00

Dining BAR BBC              Facebook page here:





























don’t be an April fool wait till the 4th and get your wine and cheese on!



by Julian Ryall  Original article here:

UK firms take slice of tough Japan market

The proud noses of our friends across the English Channel have been out of joint ever since it was revealed that the approximately 400 different types of cheese produced in France is a pale shadow of the more than 700 varieties now made in the UK.

Moreover, a renaissance in demand for top-quality, niche British cheeses means that figure is still growing.

While we may not produce the most in terms of volume—the Americans take that particular title, thanks to their vast appetite for processed and mass-produced mozzarella and cheddar—or consume the most per head—the average French person eats a whopping 26.3kg of cheese every year—British cheese-makers are at the top of the craft when it comes to taste, texture and variety.

This makes it even more annoying for Brits in Japan to be confronted by a limited range of limp and lifeless processed cheese in an average Japanese supermarket.

“I couldn’t claim that we had any experience when we set the company up three years ago. We were just enthusiastic and massive consumers [of cheese]”, said Sean Brophy, managing director of I Love Cheese Co., Ltd. “And I couldn’t get what I wanted here”.

After starting on a limited scale, the firm is now importing up to 60kg of top-quality, artisan cheeses from the UK every month, said Stephen Davies, president.

Sourced from specialist makers covering the highlands of Scotland to Cornwall, I Love Cheese is selling to individuals through its website, and increasingly building contacts with restaurants throughout Tokyo to stock British dairy products.

“The business grew out of a conversation I had with Stephen about four years ago. We initially talked about opening a specialist shop for British cheese, but when we looked into it more closely, the costs were simply prohibitive”, said 54-year-old Brophy, a freelance technical translator who is originally from Coventry but has been in Japan for 24 years.

There followed a fairly steep learning curve on British cheeses, the local market here, and forging relationships with manufacturers in the UK.

The pair also had to figure out the complicated process of importing what the Japanese tax authorities consider to be a luxury foodstuff, on which they impose heavy duties.

“It has been tricky”, admits 43-year-old Davies, from Bromsgrove in the West Midlands, who balances the cheese business with his job in a specialist travel agency.

“We are taxed under CIF [Cost, Insurance and Freight], which means that the rate is determined by combining what we paid for the cheese plus the freight costs”, said Davies. “And that obviously makes our costs higher and the price for the consumer higher.

“What we find puzzling is that the tax authorities do not use the same calculation for other goods that might be considered luxury items”, he said.

British beer and wine, for example, are exempt. Equally, cheese that is imported in bulk from some of the largest manufacturers, such as Australia and New Zealand, is also exempt from all taxes if it is to be used in other types of processed food here.

“The high taxes obviously mean that there is a limit on how low we can go on our prices, but we are hopeful that something positive might come out of the international trade agreement that is being discussed between Japan and the European Union”, Brophy added.

Around 80% of the people who purchase on-line are British expats who would simply not otherwise be able to get their hands on something like a Berkswell Artisan ewes’ milk cheese, coated in its distinctive thick rind, or a Yarg that has been wrapped in the leaves of nettles.

The remaining 20% are Japanese, said Davies. The business partners are aiming to build up a solid base of expat customers at the same time as sharing their love for British cheese with more Japanese people.

In time, they anticipate that the split will be reversed, with perhaps even 90% of their business coming from high-end restaurants across Japan.

One method of doing that is by holding regular cheese-tasting events at bars and restaurants around Tokyo. The I Love Cheese roadshow made an appearance at The White Fox restaurant near Oji Station, opened by classically trained British chef Trevor Blyth in 2006.

“It has always been quite difficult to get good British cheese because there is one major importer of top-quality European cheeses, but they focus on French and Italian makers, and have a very limited selection of British cheeses”, said Blyth. “And they’re expensive.

“The food we serve here is tapas-style, a fusion of French and Japanese cooking, but it also fits very well with British cheeses and wines, and our sales of UK cheese varieties are doing very well now”, he said. “We are even finding that some older Japanese people are stopping in here as they change trains on their way home and having a glass of wine and a selection of cheese”.

Arrayed on his counter are just some of the I Love Cheese offerings, including a dark and crumbly Aged Leicestershire Red, a round of the very popular Capricorn Somerset goat’s cheese and a Lincolnshire Poacher. Veins course through the dark orange of a Blue Shropshire, while the Sage Derby is flecked with green.

“I really believe there is a great deal of potential demand for these sorts of cheeses here”, Blyth said, adding that new scientific research is helping, as it is debunking some of the myths about cheese being unhealthy.

Cheese that is made in a traditional way and only contains natural fat is actually good for the human digestive system, according to studies, although the stabilised fat typically found in processed cheese is a different matter.

The Alvis family, owners of Lye Cross Farm in Somerset, have already made substantial inroads into the South Korean market with their hand-made West Country Farmhouse Cheddar, and are looking to build on the contacts they have in Japan.

“We have found that one of the difficulties is that the channels to market are very heavily structured”, Tim Harrap, head of collaboration for the firm, told BCCJ ACUMEN. “They have been in place for so many years that the distribution networks are pretty rigid and difficult to break out from”.

Harrap took part in a three-day trade mission to Japan with Dacian Ciolo, European commissioner for agriculture and rural development.

The aim was to promote Lye Cross Farm’s organic cheeses and its Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) cheese, a label that indicates a foodstuff that originates in a specific town or region, which has characteristics linked to that place and is produced in a defined geographical area. Lye Cross Farm’s production facilities are a mere 10km from the village of Cheddar.

“I went on a similar trade mission to China a few years ago and it proved successful”, Harrap said. “We are now doing a lot of business with our PDO cheese in South Korea and we would like to develop other markets, such as Japan.

“I’m hoping this trip helps to build our credibility in the market, builds the profile of Lye Cross Farm, and that we can take things forward from there”, he explained.

While cheese has traditionally been considered a French speciality among Japanese consumers, Blyth believes a new generation of cheese-lovers here might be favouring imports from the UK.

“Until now, a lot of Japanese didn’t even realise that Britain makes cheese—and that it can be so good”, he said.

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Mar 10 2015

Kozue Kuriyama Jazz Pianist

Category: Japan EntertainmentIchiban @ 6:51 am

If you love great jazz, you’ll love Kozue. Check out her site and download some of her songs here or from itunes if you can!
Go and see her play April 5th and 15th at Roppongi’s Softwind!

A versatile pianist and composer, Kozue Kuriyama has performed with Dave Liebman, Victor Mendoza, Fernando Huergo, Winston Maccow, Rick Overton, Artem Chirkov, Pasha Tseitlin, Jeffery Nicholson and Emi Kuriyama.

Kozue was born and raised in Chiba, Japan. She began playing piano at the age of three, and composed her first piece at sixteen. Since then, she has developed her own unique playing and composing sound.




Taken on an iPhone but still good quality…

A 2009 graduate of the Tokyo College of Music, Kozue was exposed to a wide variety of music while attending school. She studied classical piano performance with Atsuko Okada and Masahiro Kawakami, and jazz theory and improvisation with Rick Overton. After participating in the International Music Festival 2008 and 2009 in Portugal, her passion for jazz was awoken and she made the decision to trust it. After graduating, she continued performing with her sister, vocalist Emi Kuriyama. They recorded their first album together, “Power,” in the summer of 2009, for which Kozue composed and performed.

Kozue graduated from The Berklee College of Music in 2011, where she was
immersed in jazz and contemporary music. She studied with legendary musicians, including Nando Michellin, Leo Blanco, Ross Ramsay, Jeff Covel, Winston Maccow, David Fiuczynski and Victor Mendoza. She received a number of scholarship awards, including the Classical Performance Award in 2010 and the MBNA Professional Music Award in 2011, and several of her compositions were presented at various showcase concerts held at the Berklee Performance Center in 2011.

Now she leads her group, named the Kozue Kuriyama Jazz Quartet, where she is joined by Zac Zinger(Sop/Alt Sax), Kozue(Pno), Alejandro Zorrilla(Bs), and Oscar Suchanek(Ds). The group has been playing together for over a year, and it is currently recording its first album, with an expected June release date.

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Mar 10 2015


Category: Japan Entertainment,Japanese Girls,Korean GirlsIchiban @ 6:38 am

Check out up and coming interviewer Ninja-Girl’s homepage, twitter and FB pages.

NinjaGirl (aka Tomoka) is the main interviewer of her site. She interviews various talented individuals including actors, photographers, dancers, models and other gifted people who deserve larger recognition.
One of her main visions for the project is to promote foreign talents in Japan while promoting Japanese talents globally.


NinjaGirl went to the US as an exchange student, originally with the intention of becoming a special-effects make-up artist.

She has worked with numerous people in the entertainment industry including Rick Baker, Kyle MacLachlan (Twin Peaks) and Michael J. Fox among many others. Upon returning to Japan, NinjaGirl was employed by TBS as a TV reporter. She has also worked as a radio personality (FM Tokyo, Radio Nippon) for over five years and continues to provide voice-overs for TV commercials.

NinjaGirl also has extensive experience in the fashion industry and currently assists clients with their personal styling. She is also currently involved in the entertainment, film and television industries in both Japan and the US. She has also recently written a novel with her mother which garnered top sales on Amazon Japan.

Please share the NinjaGirl website with your friends and help spread word of all of the amazing individuals she has interviewed!

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