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Without spectators at the Tokyo 2020 games, volunteers have less to do than initially planned. The Nippon Foundation Volunteer Support Center organized a project that brought together over 1,300 people to sing the anthems of all participating national teams, posting the videos online to cheer on the athletes. 1,300 people sing online The Tokyo 2020 …

Japanese musician Cornelius has resigned his job as a composer for the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics after admitting to bullying his childhood classmates. Key points: Keigo Oyamada, who plays Cornelius, apologized for abusing his classmates, some of whom live with disabilities Games organizers initially said they hoped he would stay, but have since …

Published on July 14, 2021 Category New Fractured electronics and empty jokes guided by ideas of lost futures. Japanese musician Phew aka Hiromi Moritani releases new album titled New decade, via Mute in October. A staple of Japan’s experimental music scenes, Moritani co-founded one of Osaka’s first punk bands, Aunt Sally, in 1978, before going …