03.27.09
  • Mr.Children go techno style

  • Terukado, known to produce for artists such as Aira Mitsuki, will be releasing a techno cover album on April 15, 2009 titled "COSMETiC DRAMATiC". Songs to included on the album include Mr.Children's CROSS ROAD which will be re-arranged into a light techno sound.



  • Mr.Children awards

  • Mr.Children won awards for 'Best 10 singles' with GIFT and HANABI, while winning an award for 'Best 10 albums' with SUPERMARKET FANTASY at the 23rd annual Japan Gold Disc Awards. At Space Shower Music Video Awards, director Chie Morimoto won 'Best Art Direction Video' for Esora, while Kouki Tange won 'Best Creator's Choice' for GIFT.


    Source:
    Natalie.mu | Riaj.co.jp | MVA.jp (credit goes to Mr_Children @ JPM for award news)


    03.12.09
  • Kazutoshi Sakurai sick with cold/flu

  • Mr.Children has canceled their March 12, 2009 concert for their 'Shuumatsu no Confidence Song Tour' due to lead singer Kazutoshi Sakurai being sick. It is reported that Sakurai is sick with a cold/flu which has put his throat in bad condition. The canceled concert is set to be rescheduled for August 6, 2009. Mr.Children's 'Shuumatsu no Confidence Song Tour' is set to visit 17 cities, contain 34 concerts, and perform for 300,000 fans.


    Source:
    Sanspo.com


    03.02.09
  • Kazutoshi Sakurai "Young global leader" of 2009

  • The World Economic Forum announced 230 people from 71 countries who were chosen as "Young Global Leaders" of 2009. Seven people were chosen from Japan with Kazutoshi Sakurai being one of them. The forum acknowledges outstanding young leaders from around the world for their professional accomplishments, commitment to society and potential to contribute to shaping the future of the world. To download the PDF of honorees click the link below.


    Source:
    World Economic Forum


    03.01.09
  • ap bank fes '09

  • Ap bank fes has been updated with the new festival dates for 20009 to be taken place on July 18, 19, and 20th. This years festival will also mark the 5 year anniversary since it began.


    Source:
    Apbank-ecoreso.jp






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