Japanese Singers Association Friendship Club launched


From right to left: singer Shizue Abe, Akira Fujimoto, honorary club president Yasuo Tanabe and board chairman Michito Goda.

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:

Yoriko Hongo

Noriko Yonamim

Marc Sanwo

Directors:

Junichi Araki, karaoke class Mon Mon

Yumi Uono, Himawari Karaoke Dokoai

Eriko Sanjo, actress / singer

Shoko Helm, LA Kinyoukai

Advisors:

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

Website: http://NipponKashuKyoukaiUSA.org

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: (213) 625-1998


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