Aska aims to heal Japan-China rift

The recent souring in relations between China and Japan has led to the cancellation of several events, but Japanese singer-songwriter Aska is going ahead with his concerts in Shanghai and Macau.

Saturday, 13 November, 2010, 12:00am

Students bound for literary success

Two students from HKMA David Li Kwok Po College have won awards in foreign-language writing competitions.

Secondary Four Student Timothy Lee Ching-yin has won third prize in 'Des Mots pour Voir', or 'Words to See', a worldwide French writing competition organised by Imagine Imaginaire, an art association supported by the French Ministry of Education since 2000.

1 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

J-pop sensation to perform hits with orchestral backing

There's some very underrated Japanese pop out there, including Fukuoka pop duo Chage and Aska. As a group, they've sold more than 31 million recordings.

8 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Face to Face Chemistry (CD)

This is the fifth studio album from Yoshikuni Dochin and Kaname Kawabata, the dynamic Japanese singing duo.

Winners of the 2000 Sony Music Entertainment Asayan audition, a contest similar to American Idol, the pair have enjoyed success with their R&B-influenced pop ever since, with the majority of the group's releases reaching the top of Japan's Oricon charts.

20 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

The right chemistry

Chemistry, the dynamic Japanese singing duo, have released Face to Face, their fifth studio album.

Yoshikuni Dochin and Kaname Kawabata were the winners of the 2000 Sony Music Entertainment Asayan audition, a contest similar to American Idol.

The pair have enjoyed success with their R&B-influenced pop ever since.

2 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Asian media idols become masters of their own domains

As some stars know all too well, the internet can be a great promo tool and a hazardous place that can ruin your reputation. That's why IT company DotAsia initiated its celebrity programme encouraging Asian media idols to register their own .asia domain.

22 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

In the groove

Sammi Star Show - Sammi Cheng Sau-man Cheng (pictured) is queen of pop's live album covers, and this is for diehard fans who favour her longer, classic numbers over her pop smashes. This live release shows Cheng can deliver elaborate, expansive music, while her top-notch performance of disco medley displays her sexy and energetic voice.

1 Mar 1998 - 12:00am

One Voice: The Songs of Chage & Aska

One Voice: The Songs Of Chage & Aska - Various Artists (EMI) Asian artists doing cover versions of foreign compositions are common enough but the reverse is an obvious rarity.

23 Aug 1996 - 12:00am

Police drama upstages pop duo

THOUSANDS of fans waiting to see Japanese pop duo Chage and Aska perform at Times Square yesterday got more excitement than they bargained for.

As they leaned over the barriers of the multi-storey complex, looking down on to the centre stage, dozens of police wearing bullet-proof vests appeared on the sixth-floor around 3 pm.

4 Sep 1995 - 12:00am

Big comeback by Japanese star star

THE phrase 'Fun More Time' may sound grammatically incorrect, but it is the title of the Japanese music icon Kazumasa Oda's comeback concert.

If you do not know who Oda is, try humming the tune of A Sudden Love Story, the title song of the popular mini-series Tokyo Love Story .

9 Jun 1995 - 12:00am