Category Archives: Music

TF Top 10……Songs About Japan From The 1960s and 1970s

  For many decades now, international artists have often felt the need to put pen to paper and write some lyrics about their Japanese experience, particularly visiting Tokyo. Most of the songs are far from being their greatest work but … Continue reading

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TF Flashback – Watching Oasis At Summer Sonic ’05 (2005)

Japan’s most prestigious music festival has to be Fuji Rock but that is just too expensive for me to get to in terms of getting tickets, reaching it’s location in Naeba (Niigata), paying for a hotel (no camping at this … Continue reading

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On The Fox Trail……At The Babymetal Shrine From The ‘Megitsune’ Video (Tokyo)

Whilst watching some of the Glastonbury coverage last year I came across a Japanese band called Babymetal whose name I’d known for many years due to their popularity abroad. However, I’d never heard a single thing by them so out of … Continue reading

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Oasis Masterplan25 Exhibition In London

They were the band that defined a generation and continue to influence musicians to this day! Oasis have been the biggest band to come along in my lifetime but the Gallagher brothers’ wibbling rivalry eventually came to a head in … Continue reading

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Manic Street Preachers Live In Tokyo 2019

Following tours marking two decades since the release of ‘The Holy Bible‘ (1994) and ‘Everything Must Go‘ (1996) it was perhaps inevitable that the the Manic Street Preachers would do the same for ‘This Is my Truth Tell Me Yours‘ (1998). … Continue reading

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The Musical Instrument Museum In Hamamatsu My Wife Has Long Wanted To Visit

Whilst in Hamamatsu by myself for half a day last August I came across this interesting-looking museum. I actually went into it’s lobby area but as a man of no musical ability I thought it might all be rather unappreciated by me so … Continue reading

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TF Flashback – Big Day Out Festival In Sydney (2002)

This festival is the big one on the Australian calendar and one that I was lucky enough to attend back on January 26th (a.k.a. Australia Day) in 2002. These days I am only really aware of Big Day Out when … Continue reading

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Music Videos Filmed In Japan #7 will.i.am Ft Justin Bieber – ‘#thatPOWER’ (2013)

Admittedly, I wasn’t even aware of this will.i.am and Justin Bieber collaboration until someone left a comment on the ‘TF Top 10…Music Videos Filmed In Japan‘ post saying to check it out. Not only did I quite like the tune but … Continue reading

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Hiroshima-ken 2015 Pt IV: Tomonoura Music Video Locations + Other Sights

Is this really happening? You better believe it! Filming locations without any prejudice is very much the ethos of Tokyo Fox. Japanese idol girl group AKB48 are everywhere in Japan but apart from the name I wouldn’t know or recognise any of … Continue reading

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TF Top 10……Alternative Temples And Shrines In Tokyo

“I’m not really a temple or shrine kind of person” is a phrase I’ve heard a fair few times over the years I’ve been living in Japan. No doubt I’ve occasionally uttered those words myself but over time I’ve racked … Continue reading

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