Nippon Kashu Kyoukai USA Tomonokai will be created in September to develop kayoukyoku (歌 謡 曲) or non-traditional Japanese song culture in the United States with support from the Japanese Singers Association and to broadcast kayoukyoku.
Kayoukyoku has been a source of vitality for the Japanese and English-speaking community living in the United States, even with the lingering effects of the new virus. Popularizing and developing a relationship in the United States and Japan with music, founder Akira Fujimoto met President Goda of the Singers Association in Japan. USA Tomonokai is here to develop localization of mutual interests in non-traditional Japanese music.
Compared to traditional Japanese performing arts, kayoukyoku may not have a long history. However, they have given the Japanese hope and vitality for almost a century now. Singing favorite songs is known to contribute to health and longevity. In addition, the activities of Nippon Kashu Kyoukai have been recognized by the Cultural Affairs Agency for the Promotion of Japanese Culture.
Nippon Kashu Kyoukai was established in 1963 in Japan and currently has over 560 professional singers as registered members. Under President Yasuo Tanabe, it is the center of kayoukyoku. Visit the Japanese homepage for more information: http://www.nkk.or.jp/sp/index.html
The headquarters of Nippon Kashu Kyoukai USA Tomonokai is located in Los Angeles and the officers are as follows;
Honorary President: Yasuo Tanabe (President of Nippon Kashu Kyoukai in Japan)
President / Founder: Akira Fujimoto
Executive Director / Co-Founder: Dr Shinichi Hirokawa
Board of Directors:
Junichi Araki, karaoke class Mon Mon
Yumi Uono, Himawari Karaoke Dokoai
Eriko Sanjo, actress / singer
Shoko Helm, LA Kinyoukai
Kaoru Kawata, Japanese Chamber of Commerce of Southern California
Happy Mizutani, Japanese Prefectural Association of Southern California
Trudy Nodohara, Lions Club
Toshimasa Tomiyama, Nikkan San (The Japanese sun)
Shigeto Terasaka, Japan Hollywood Network
These individuals will take up their duties with the support of the Southern California Japanese Chamber of Commerce, the Southern California Japanese Prefectural Association, and karaoke associations in various regions of the United States.
Additionally, those reading this article can join USA Tomonokai for free until the end of Japanese fiscal year 2021 (March 31, 2022). The general annual membership fee is $ 60 / year; the other categories are corporate membership, digital membership, and premium membership.
Nippon Kashu Kyoukai United States Tomonokai
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: (213) 625-1998