Japanese song

Cultivating the Heart of Japanese Song in the United States

Noriko Yonami performs a duet of “Amagi Goe” with Mr. Arai. (Photos by TOMOKO NAGAI / Rafu Shimpo) Nippon Kashu Kyokai USA Tomonokai (Japan Singers Association USA Friendship Club) had its inauguration ceremony on September 5th at the Miyako Hybrid hotel in Torrance. USA Tomonokai was born from a meeting between the association and its […]

Anime song

“Never Gonna Give You Up” Reaches Final Anime Song Form

The meta-meme of “Never Gonna Give You Up” by Rick Astley and its seemingly endless permutations feeling a bit like the internet’s own cosmic background radiance – a static synth-pop hiss playing on a loop against all the other chaos. Pausing long enough to consider the dynamics at play in the cyclical nature of references […]