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ryoko
19 January 2010 @ 11:34 am
Consists of Todoroki Revin, Asakusa, and Roppongi Hills.

Preview:
tokyo,PRO400H,2010,todoroki

(more on Dreamwidth as usual)


By the way, last weekend I went to watch BANDAGE with sourangel.
I couldn't but stop feeling it disappointing that most of the audience were the young fangirls who might never experienced the 'band-boom' in Japan in the early '90s with their eyes.
By watching that movie, I understand that achieving the top on the sales ranking by twisting the original music doesn't equal to be the success of the band itself.
If it's what the director and the script writer want to tell us, then, even if this movie will be succeed by earning, if very few audience could understand the background of the story, it wouldn't be considered as the success of the movie itself.
If they never want the audience the knowledge of the background of the story, I mean, the band-boom in the early '90s, they should simply make it as a recent story because the problem in the music business mentioned in the movie still happens now(some of you may know I'm always complaining about it).

And I know it's totally nonsense to complain about it here, for, most of you might not have seen the band-boom either unlike me(I was a fan of no such band at that time, however, as that movement was too big, I automatically memorized about it).
Hopefully some of you may take some interest in our old pop/rock music by watching that movie as a trigger.


One of the most valuable bands from the band-boom which is still working is, in my opinion, BEGIN.
They are from Okinawa and play pop music influenced by Okinawan music and Blues.



One more band from band-boom as my recommendation is UNICORN.
They disbanded once, but last year they gathered again.
Some of you may know the vocalist OKUDA Tamio, who is a producer of Puffy.



I really feel it silly to post about the real band-boom in past as most of you on my f-list might be fangirls who wouldn't care about it, but as a responsibility of Japanese who have experienced it, I'm now posting. :(

By the way, did you know that they originally tried to film BANDAGE with NARIMIYA Hiroki as a main actor and SAKUMA Masahide as a music director?
Somehow they couldn't make it but I actually wanted to watch it as it might be less fangirlish and more focused on the history of pop/rock music.
 
 
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ryoko
08 January 2010 @ 01:55 pm
A sequel to my previous entry.
On November 22 after visiting Konpirasan shrine I moved to Matsuyama, the capital city of Ehime prefecture, and did sightseeing there on 23.

Preview:
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ryoko
22 December 2009 @ 01:55 pm
On November 21-23, I flew to Shikoku island, the smallest one among the 4 main lands of Japan.
I visited 2 prefectures there and in this entry I'm uploading those taken in Kagawa prefecture.

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ryoko
21 December 2009 @ 11:30 am
Taken from hikaru_yui:

Dear Santa...

Dear Santa,

This year I've been busy!

In January I gave snowy_yuki a Dutch Oven (-10 points). In August I put money in ulatbulu's expired parking meter (14 points). In June I pushed gingifere in the mud (-17 points). Last week I stole katrinasacay's purse (-30 points). Last Tuesday I farted in an elevator (-6 points).

Overall, I've been naughty (-49 points). For Christmas I deserve a moldy sandwich!

Sincerely,
masuda_takahits

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ryoko
DDDDDD:
(Sorry for my random posting recently, somehow I'm posting only there are any Johnny's-related or music-wise news)

Theft: at the internet cafe 2 ex-Johnny's juniors were arrested

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They say they must be Kamei and Camu Cade...... DDDDDD:
I have to say that now the economic crisis attacks Japan again and there are not enough job(this morning I watched a TV show and at the countryside high school more than half of their students who want to work after graduation haven't got job yet) but theft is a crime.):


By the way, I went to the free concert event at the shopping mall to see the performance of a singer&songwriter "Tada Shinya", who has wrote a lot for Arashi.
He wrote some lyrics such as "Kaze no mukoue" and "Kumori nochi Kaisei" and composed some such as "My Girl".
As you know I'm quite into Saeki youthK whose work is performed by HinaMaru, and now I could try the songwriter of Arashi.
It's fun to focus on such music writers to widen my eyes to know more music.
 
 
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ryoko
05 December 2009 @ 10:13 pm
みんな、頑張ってね!!!:DDDDDD
私もそろそろ、久しぶりにTOEICを受験しようかと思います。
合格・不合格のテストじゃなくてスコアが出るものなので、実力を知るつもりで、気楽に…
今日はようやく、季節性インフルエンザの予防接種を受けてきました。
新型インフルエンザのワクチンは主治医にも少ししか手に入らなかったので、受けられるかわかりません。X____X
そんなに痛くはなかったけど、帰ってきたら疲れて昼寝しちゃった。
体に多少は負担がかかるみたいですね…。
今日は雨だったけど、明日は晴れるらしいので、のんびり過ごしたいな。

(JPLT関連の投稿なので、久々に日本語で書いてみました。でも、海外の人向けに書いてるって意識すると、なんとなく翻訳口調の文体になってる気がする!!!)
 
 
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ryoko
I need to say THANKS and SORRY for all of you on my f-list, I am away from LJ but sort of okay(I hope).



Billboard USA and Billboard Japan are going to hold their first music award, so-called "Billboard JAPAN Music Awards 2009", on January 31st(Sun), 2010, at Tokyo Midtown.



Billboard Music Awards is one of the honored 4 biggest music awards in USA founded in 1990 while they are suspending it since 2007, and Billboard USA is now under the discussion to hold it again in 2010.

This Billboard JAPAN Music Awards not only honor the 1st rank songs on the yearly charts, but also nominee the 1st rank artist on every week, then they hold the voting on mobile phone browser and web and praise the top artist, hold new comer prize, and the special prize from Billboard USA.


(their announcement quickly summarized and translated by masuda_takahits)


Nominees for Billboard JAPAN Top Pop Artist 2009 (Johnny's related only)
The best 4 artists will be given the prize.

- Arashi
- Kenta Yano starring Satoshi Ohno
- Kanjani 8
- TEGOMASS
- Koichi Domoto
- Tsuyoshi Domoto
- Tomohisa Yamashita
- Ryo-san(*Shingo Katori on Kochikame)
- Coming Century
- KAT-TUN
- Kinki Kids
- NEWS
- NYC Boys
- Yuma Nakayama w/B.I.Shadow
- SMAP
- V6

Voting period: December 1(Tue)-31(Thu)
(unfortunately LANDS seems to be late to be nominated)

In my opinion, as this is the very new award here, and it's held by a foreign famous company, this award will be less influenced by the complicated matter in the world of the entertainment business in Japan.
And personally I want to know how this supposedly "clean and fresh" chart will work with Johnny's.
Surely I want to post something like "LET'S VOTE TEGOMASS!!!!!!" to all the community, but as I can't decide which group to help, now I just leave this information here as a public entry.
If you are interested in this vote and want to help any group to be honored, as I don't mind you to copy my post above, how about making any tactics to win the prize with any group?
I wish my favorite idols to get any prize as Johnny's now basically refuse competing any music awards in Japan!

How to vote:
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VOTE! VOTE! VOTE!
 
 
ryoko
07 October 2009 @ 11:22 pm
Needless to say, I LOVE NAKAMASSU♥
(And HI to all, I've been organizing and cleaning my messy room lately, I'm not on LJ often but I'm fine in general!)
Actually a few weeks ago this rumor was found in Japanese KAT-TUN fandom, however, as no one could clarify the source, we had been doubting until tonight.


*To avoid any unnecessary troubles, PLEASE DO NOT REPOST ANYWHERE, and instead, FEEL FREE TO LINK FROM ANYWHERE.*

*If you are willing to retranslate into another language, drop me a comment below and credit me(such as 'masuda_takahits@livejournal') when you do it.*


Thanks for reading notification, have fun♥

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ryoko
12 September 2009 @ 10:56 pm
I feel it awful not translating for a loooooooooooooong time as it used to be my habit, but apparently I am too lazy now, it doesn't mean I am leaving from fandom, as I am flailing everyday♥
I wanted to post this until his drama will be shown!!!


kat-tun,nakamaru


*To avoid any unnecessary troubles, PLEASE DO NOT REPOST ANYWHERE, and FEEL FREE TO LINK FROM ANYWHERE.*

*If you are willing to retranslate into another language, drop me a comment below and credit me(such as 'masuda_takahits@livejournal') when you do it.*

Thank you all♥

Family bond in the year Showa 50s is tighter than that in our time, I thought.Collapse )
 
 
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ryoko
07 September 2009 @ 02:17 pm
Until today I didn't realize that this video was uploaded!!

So, this is my favorite singer&song writer&dancer Saeki YouthK!!!♥
He played Hina/Maru unit song 'YOU CAN SEE' in the band style with original lyrics.
And actually this is filmed from the concert which I went♥<3<3<3 (I was sitting a few meters away in front of him)




Hopes you'll like him as well.
I'm now really addicted to him because of everything, including his polite attitude(unlike someone who was quite talented as artist but rude as a human in the society), and I'm going to see him at the short concert tonight♥
He is a professional composer belonging to Avex-related company, but he hasn't released any CDs yet except the personally pressed one which has been already sold out.


One more song to pimp him: MAZAKON(mother complex)
 
 
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