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Asian Kung-Fu Generation
ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION (アジアン・カンフー・ジェネレーション, Ajian Kanfū Jenerēshon, stylized as ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION) is a Japanese alternative rock band formed in Yokohama
Yokohama
, Japan, in 1996. For nearly its entire career, the band has consisted of vocalist Masafumi Gotō , guitarist Kensuke Kita , bassist Takahiro Yamada , and drummer Kiyoshi Ijichi . The band's musical style is influenced by seminal Western punk and alternative rock acts in conjunction with their own local Japanese indie rock background. As a result, their songs maintain a balance of various aspects of the genres, most typically expressing fast-paced tempos and prominent, hard-edged guitar riffs as well as rhythmic flow and emotional lyrics. Despite the indie nature of their music, the band has enjoyed worldwide commercial success in addition to critical acclaim
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FM Yokohama
FM YOKOHAMA 84.7 FMヨコハマ (FM Yokohama) is a radio station based in Yokohama , Japan owned by the Yokohama FM Broadcasting Company, a joint venture of Nippon Broadcasting System , Kanagawa Prefectural Government and Bank of Yokohama . This station was featured in the Xbox game Project Gotham Racing 2 . This article about a Japanese corporation– or company–related topic is a stub . You can help by expanding it . * v * t * e This article about a radio station in Asia is a stub . You can help by expanding it
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Japanese (language)
JAPANESE (日本語, Nihongo, or ( listen )) is an East Asian language spoken by about 125 million speakers, primarily in Japan
Japan
, where it is the national language . It is a member of the Japonic (or Japanese-Ryukyuan ) language family, whose relation to other language groups, particularly to Korean and the suggested Altaic language family, is debated. Little is known of the language's prehistory, or when it first appeared in Japan. Chinese documents from the 3rd century recorded a few Japanese words, but substantial texts did not appear until the 8th century. During the Heian period
Heian period
(794–1185), Chinese had considerable influence on the vocabulary and phonology of Old Japanese . Late Middle Japanese (1185–1600) included changes in features that brought it closer to the modern language, and the first appearance of European loanwords
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Shibuya, Tokyo
SHIBUYA (渋谷区, Shibuya-ku) is a special ward in Tokyo
Tokyo
, Japan. As of May 1, 2016, it has an estimated population of 221,801 and a population density of 14,679.09 people per km2. The total area is 15.11 km2. The name "Shibuya" is also used to refer to the shopping district which surrounds Shibuya Station , one of Tokyo's busiest railway stations. This area is known as one of the fashion centers of Japan, particularly for young people, and as a major nightlife area
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Yokohama
YOKOHAMA (横浜市, Yokohama-shi, Japanese: ( listen )) is the second largest city in Japan
Japan
by population, after Tokyo, and the most populous municipality of Japan
Japan
. It is the capital city of Kanagawa Prefecture . It lies on Tokyo Bay , south of Tokyo
Tokyo
, in the Kantō region of the main island of Honshu
Honshu
. It is a major commercial hub of the Greater Tokyo
Tokyo
Area . Yokohama's population of 3.7 million makes it Japan's largest city after the Special
Special
Wards of Tokyo
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Extended Play
An EXTENDED PLAY record, often referred to as an EP, is a musical recording that contains more tracks than a single , but is usually unqualified as an album or LP . EPs generally do not contain as many tracks as albums, and are considered "less expensive and time-consuming" for an artist to produce than an album. An EP originally referred to specific types of vinyl records other than 78 rpm standard play (SP) and LP, but it is now applied to mid-length CDs and downloads as well. Ricardo Baca of The Denver Post
The Denver Post
said, "EPs—originally extended-play 'single' releases that are shorter than traditional albums—have long been popular with punk and indie bands." In the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
, the Official Chart Company defines a boundary between EP and album classification at 25 minutes of maximum length or four tracks (not counting alternative versions of featured songs, if present)
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Lead Guitar
A LEAD GUITAR is a guitar part which plays melody lines, instrumental fill passages , guitar solos , and occasionally, some riffs within a song structure. The lead is the featured guitar, which usually plays single-note-based lines or double-stops . In rock , heavy metal , blues , jazz , punk , fusion , some pop , and other music styles, lead guitar lines are usually supported by a second guitarist who plays rhythm guitar , which consists of accompaniment chords and riffs . CONTENTS* 1 Creating lead guitar lines * 1.1 Jazz
Jazz
guitar soloing * 2 Role in a band * 3 Effects and equipment * 4 See also * 5 References CREATING LEAD GUITAR LINESTo create lead guitar lines, guitarists use scales , modes , arpeggios , licks , and riffs that are performed using a variety of techniques
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Backup Vocals
SINGING is the act of producing musical sounds with the voice and augments regular speech by the use of sustained tonality , rhythm , and a variety of vocal techniques. A person who sings is called a SINGER or VOCALIST. Singers perform music (arias , recitatives , songs , etc.) that can be sung with or without accompaniment by musical instruments . Singing
Singing
is often done in an ensemble of musicians, such as a choir of singers or a band of instrumentalists. Singers may perform as soloists, or accompanied by anything from a single instrument (as in art song or some jazz styles) up to a symphony orchestra or big band . Different singing styles include art music such as opera and Chinese opera
Chinese opera
, Hindustani music , and religious music styles such as gospel , traditional music styles, world music , jazz , blues , gazal and popular music styles such as pop , rock , electronic dance music , and filmi
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Indie (music)
INDEPENDENT MUSIC (often shortened to INDIE MUSIC or INDIE) is music produced independently from major commercial record labels or their subsidiaries, a process that may include an autonomous, do-it-yourself approach to recording and publishing. The term indie is sometimes also used to describe a genre (such as indie rock and indie pop ); as a genre term, "indie" may include music that is not independently produced, and most independent music artists do not fall into a single, defined musical style or genre, and usually create music that can be categorized into other genres
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Shimokitazawa
SHIMOKITAZAWA (下北沢, Shimokitazawa) is a commercial and entertainment district in Setagaya, Tokyo . Also known as "Shimokita", the neighbourhood is well known for the density of small independent fashion retailers, cafes, theaters, bars and live music venues. CONTENTS * 1 Independent retail * 2 Redevelopment * 3 References * 4 External links INDEPENDENT RETAILThe neighbourhood is often compared with the backstreets of Ura-Harajuku and Koenji ; smaller shop units and restricted vehicular access has limited its appeal to larger domestic and international fashion merchandisers, enabling independent retailers to survive. The district consists of the streets immediately surrounding Shimo-Kitazawa Station , where the Odakyu Electric Railway
Odakyu Electric Railway
and Keio Inokashira Lines intersect
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Kichijōji
KICHIJōJI (吉祥寺) is a neighborhood in the city of Musashino in Tokyo
Tokyo
, Japan
Japan
. It is centered on the commercial area to the north of its train station and has a youthful, artistic, slightly countercultural reputation. Kichijōji Station
Kichijōji Station
is served by the Chūō Line , Sobu Line , Tozai Line and is also a terminus of the Keiō Inokashira Line , which takes passengers as far as Shibuya
Shibuya
. The area is one of the most popular areas for younger people to spend their weekend, because it features one of Tokyo's most varied and complete shopping areas, as well as the almost constantly crowded Inokashira Park together with its zoo. Supporting the fact of its popularity is that it's been voted to the number 1 place every year where people in Japan
Japan
wish they would live since poll started in 2004
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Nippon Budokan
NIPPON BUDOKAN (日本武道館, Nippon Budōkan), often shortened to simply BUDOKAN, is an indoor arena located in Chiyoda, Tokyo , Japan. Budokan was originally built for the judo competition in the 1964 Summer Olympics , hence its name, which translates in English as Martial Arts Hall. Its primary purpose is to host martial arts contests and for a time was a popular venue for Japanese professional wrestling. It has hosted numerous other sporting events such as the 1967 Women\'s Volleyball World Championship and other events such as musical concerts. A number of famous live rock acts have played at Budokan. The Beatles were the first rock group to play there in a series of concerts held between June 30 and July 2, 1966. Several live albums were recorded at Budokan, including releases by Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan
, Cheap Trick
Cheap Trick
, Dream Theater and Ozzy Osbourne
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Rock In Japan Fes
The ROCK IN JAPAN FESTIVAL is an annual three-day rock festival held during early August at the Hitachi Seaside Park , in Hitachinaka, Ibaraki , Japan, organized by Rockin\'on . At this festival appear mostly J-Rock , and J-Pop artists. Rock in Japan Festival is the biggest rock festival in Japan in terms of attendance
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Japanese Language
JAPANESE (日本語, Nihongo, or ( listen )) is an East Asian language spoken by about 126 million people, primarily in Japan
Japan
, where it is the national language . It is a member of the Japonic (or Japanese-Ryukyuan ) language family, and its relation to other languages, such as Korean , is debated. Japanese has been grouped with language families such as Ainu , Austroasiatic , and the now-discredited Altaic , but none of these proposals has gained widespread acceptance. Little is known of the language's prehistory, or when it first appeared in Japan. Chinese documents from the 3rd century recorded a few Japanese words, but substantial texts did not appear until the 8th century. During the Heian period (794–1185), Chinese had considerable influence on the vocabulary and phonology of Old Japanese
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Space Shower Music Video Awards
SPACE SHOWER MUSIC VIDEO AWARDS (Japanese : SPACE SHOWER Music Video Awards, abbr. to SPACE SHOWER MVA) are an annual set of music awards sponsored by Space Shower TV . The prizes have been awarded since 1996. CONTENTS* 1 Winners in main categories * 1.1 Best Video of the Year * 1.2 Best Artist / Best Director * 1.3 Best Your Choice * 1.4 Special Award * 2 References * 3 External links WINNERS IN MAIN CATEGORIESBEST VIDEO OF THE YEAR NR. YEAR WINNING SONG ARTIST DIRECTOR 1 1996 "Gattsudaze!! " Ulfuls Tetsurō Takeuchi 2 1997 "Shangri-La " Denki Groove Hiroyuki Itaya, Pierre Taki 3 1998 "Pink Spider (ピンク スパイダー) Hide with Spread Beaver Shuichi Tan 4 1999 "Pieces " L\'Arc-en-Ciel Masahiro Takada 5 2000 "Stay Away " (STAY AWAY) Taku Ueda, Taku Tada 6 2002 "Traveling " (traveling) Hikaru Utada Kazuaki Kiriya 7 2003 "Tokyo" Keisuke Kuwata Mitsuo Shindō 8 2004 "Kurumi " (くるみ) Mr
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Osaka
OSAKA (大阪市, Ōsaka-shi) (Japanese pronunciation: ; listen (help ·info )) is a designated city in the Kansai region of Japan. It is the capital city of Osaka Prefecture and the largest component of the Keihanshin Metropolitan Area, the second largest metropolitan area in Japan
Japan
and among the largest in the world with over 19 million inhabitants. Situated at the mouth of the Yodo River on Osaka Bay , Osaka
Osaka
is the second largest city in Japan
Japan
by daytime population after Tokyo\'s 23 wards and the third largest city by nighttime population after Tokyo's 23 wards and Yokohama
Yokohama
, serving as a major economic hub for the country
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