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2014 March

27

Mar

Karaoke – Like It Or Not, It’s Here to Stay

By Debbie Howard
Chairman, CarterJMRN K.K.
 

One aspect of Japanese leisure culture to which nearly every visitor to Japan is exposed is the ubiquitous practice of karaoke – the practice of singing popular songs with recorded background music – usually involving copious libations and a modicum of self-humiliation.

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25

Mar

Japan’s Biggest Pop Star is Not Even Human

By Debbie Howard

 

She has over 100,000 original songs under her name, some of which have been top karaoke picks in Japan for several years in a row. She has 1.8mn (and growing!) followers on Facebook—more than any other individual Japanese pop star or pop group. She has sold out concerts around the world and has served as the face for such top global brands as Louis Vuitton, Google, and Toyota.

But she’s not human.

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03

Mar

Risa Hamada Joins CarterJMRN KK

Risa Hamada
Client Service Director (bilingual)

Tokyo, Japan – March 3, 2014 – CarterJMRN KK is pleased to announce that Risa Hamada has joined its growing team to serve as Client Service Director, effective March 3, 2014.

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