David Bowie loved Japan so here we go…he was a bit of a Japanophile.
“Crystal Japan” is an instrumental piece written by David Bowie and released as a single in Japan in 1980. It was recorded in 1979 and used in a Japanese commercial for the sake Crystal Jun Rock, which also featured an appearance by Bowie, although he said at the time that the track was not specifically written for this purpose.”
In 1994, I reviewed “Invincible Handicap” (“Muteki no Handicap”), a documentary by scriptwriter and filmmaker Daisuke Tengan about a professional wrestling group called Doglegs whose members were both physically challenged men and able-bodied volunteers. Started in 1991, the Doglegs hardly fit the template of pitiable unfortunates being aided by selfless caregivers, so often found in local media depictions of those with disabilities.
“It’s really confrontational,” he explains. “A bunch of dudes with heavy disabilities just going at it, beating up each other. Then the next match can be very humorous — a kind of dodgy, dokuzetsu (trash talking) black humor. They’re taking the piss out of each other in a serious way. You think, ‘Should I be laughing? Is this OK to laugh at?’ It’s this very uncomfortable feeling. Then the next one can be a straightforward match where you’re cheering on the wrestler you like”
Screened at this year’s Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, and Austin Fantastic Fest, where Cozens won best documentary director honors, “Doglegs” will open at two theaters in Tokyo on Jan. 9, followed by a nationwide release. All screenings will have English subtitles. Personals Japan
In the New Year Kawatani took Becky to his parent’s condominium in Nagasaki to meet his parents even though he had only recently married.
It is yet unclear but Kawatani may have already divorced and intends to marry Becky.
As news comes to hand this page will be updated.
Both of them deny infidelity which would indicate he has already divorced.
They met in October of last year. Because his marriage was hidden even from fans, Becky didn’t know, but Kawatani supposedly said from his own mouth that he was married at the end of November.
Shukan Bunshun obtained their exchanges from the app LINE. In the messages, they discuss Kawatani’s divorce and heading toward marriage with Becky.
On January 6th, Japanese entertainer Becky held a press conference at her agency in Tokyo to deny reports of infidelity. Born in 1984 to a Japanese mother and British father, Rebecca Eri Ray Vaughan, was raised in Japan and began working as an entertainer in 200x. Her popularity has been credited to her consistently positive, upbeat personality. In recent years, she has been reportedly involved with two men, one a member of a comedy team, the other MAKIDAI, former member of a boy band called EXILE. Both men were single and both times she denied the relationship. This is the first time she has been involved in a scandal.
The January 7th issue of Shukan Bunshun magazine (週刊文春) reported that she is in a relationship with Enon Kawatani, lead singer of the popular band called ゲスの極み乙女, pronounced Gesu No Kiwami Otome, despite the fact that Kawatani was married last summer. The marriage quickly began to deteriorate, and Kawatani and his wife are considering divorce.
During the press conference, Becky apologized over and over with tears in her eyes, stating that Kawatani is only her friend. As for the report of her visiting Kawatani’s parents’ house in Nagasaki for the new year, she stated that it was innocent, and done without thinking.
Kawatani commented that he and Becky are just friends.
Japanese culture is very apologetic, and Japanese entertainers who appear in commercials need to maintain a clean and neutral image. Unlike a country like the US, most people who appear in commercials or any advertisements for corporations are entertainers.
Becky has contracts with ten advertisement campaigns at the moment, and therefore how she’s perceived by the public matters very much.
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