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Friday, August 29, 2014

Omoidasu harunohi

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* We had a flood last night.

* About 12 or 13 years ago, I signed up for tribe.net, and then promptly forgot about it. Today I got my first friend request.

* Life of Kyu Sakamoto, a Japanese Popular Song Artist:

Kyu Sakamoto (Sakamoto Kyu in Japanese) was born Hisashi Oshima (Oshima Hisashi in Japanese) on 10 November 1941 in Kawasaki City, Kanagawa Prefecture. He made his show business debut in 1960.
His biggest hit, Ue o Muite Aruko (I Look Up When I Walk; Sukiyaki in the West), was released in Japan in 1961. After its release in the U.S. in 1963, the song's earnestness and melodic beauty proved irresistible despite its incomprehensible lyrics. Against all odds, on 15 June 1963, the song ousted Leslie Gore's It's My Party to become the No. 1 popular song in the U.S. (After three weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard chart, Sukiyaki was deposed by Easier Said Than Done by The Essex.) To this date, Sukiyaki remains the biggest international hit by a Japanese popular singer.

* Sukiyaki Meets the World … and the world gets to meet Toyama.

* Sukiyaki.

* Hitoribotchi no yoru.... (English lyrics and Japanese.)

Posted by Marie at August 29, 2014 10:24 PM