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  1. Musicarama 2010: New Sounds from Japan

    Posted Oct 16th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Japanese music group next mushroom promotion (above) and Chris Babida perform works by Wendy Lee, Yiu Hon-fai, Chris Babida, Masataka Matsuo, Tomoko Fukui and Takashi Tokunaga. Oct 16, 8pm, City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$100, HK$150 Urbtix. Inq ...

  2. From 'different' to diva

    Posted Jul 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Barry Chung Itano, Japan is home to roughly 15,000 people. One of the more notable to have once called the small island district home is Japanese musician Angela Aki. 'I lived ... foreigners. Despite being from a well-off family- Aki's father is the co-founder of Aeon Institute of Language Education, a chain of English language schools in Japan- she always felt like ...

  3. The final curtain

    Posted Jun 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The motto was written in ink by Shindo last year, when he was 99. The filmmaker lived up to his pledge, made just as Postcard was doing the rounds and reaping critical acclaim in Japan ... a screenwriter for six, and then Kenji Mizoguchi's assistant on, among others, Straits of Love and Hate and The 47 Ronin. But he was never sent to the battlefront, spending his time in Japan ...

  4. Postcard

    Posted Jun 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Clarence Tsui Starring: Etsushi Toyokawa, Shinobu Otake, Naomasa Musaka Director: Kaneto Shindo Category: IIB (Japanese) When placed in uninspired and apolitical hands, war films can be very parochial. To attain maximum effect among viewers- especially th ...

  5. Princes of J-pop

    Posted Aug 08th 2006, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... their debut album, let alone a 16-year-old. But Chris Edwards, a member of the group Amplified, whose Turn It Up! was released in Japan last week, says the band have been so busy doing promotion work ... chart last month and became the closing theme of the animated TV show Gintama. Back after a tour of Japan, where they did 30 interviews and performed in Tokyo and Fukuoka, the trio are starting ...

  6. Photographer captures the hope as post-quake Japan rebuilds itself

    Posted Feb 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Vivian Chen Louis Choi Ka-fai, a full-time web designer and amateur photographer, boarded a flight to quake-hit northern Japan less than a month after the disaster struck on March 11 last ... his time in Japan, and was understandably worried, but was relieved to see how victims calmly carried on with their lives. He last went back to the country over the new year. 'One of my ...

  7. Dancing like a true warrior

    Posted Oct 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Nagoya, Japan (Katsumi) Zodiac: Taurus Chinese zodiac: Rabbit Performance: Black Sun Katsumi: This is... my second time in Hong Kong. Ten years ago, I was here performing in a dance show. I find ... now. The most I've performed it in one place is at Hong Kong Disneyland. In Japanese... Kage means 'shadow' Mu is from [Miyamoto] Musashi, a famous warrior in Japan who uses ...

  8. Loud and proud

    Posted Sep 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Barry C Chung Band: Scandal Hometown: Osaka, Japan Albums: Best Scandal (2009), Temptation Box (2010), Baby Action (2011) Members: Haruna Ono (vocals), Mami Sasazaki (guitar), Tomomi Ogawa (bass), Rina Suzuki (drums) Haruna: Mid-Autumn Festival in Hong Kong is... kind of similar to what we do in Japan. We eat mochi (rice cake) and watch the moon with our families. But here it seems ...

  9. H.K. book to help raise Japan funds

    Posted Sep 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Six months after Japan was struck by a devastating earthquake and tsunami a group of Hongkongers living in Japan at the time have published a book to tell fellow ... The Cantonese-language book's title is translated into English by its publisher as 'Japan Reboot'. Shum said the disaster struck during her seventh month in the country, where she was working ...

  10. Virtues of simplicity

    Posted Aug 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Scott Murphy When the March earthquake struck the eastern coast of Japan, several members of Canadian rock outfit Simple Plan were celebrating the birthday of their record label's ... earthquake victims by donating money via the sale of special 'Simple Plan Help Japan' T-shirts. 'I stayed up until two or three in the morning just watching the news because ...




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