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(jinsei wa gojuusai kara hajimaru)

Second anniversary !!!

Posted by redracer on February 1, 2009

January 2009 is the second anniversary of this Blog, and considering the lack of time I have had to work on it, particularly the second half of 2008, I still rather pleased with the amount of hits it is getting …

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2008 – the year of Ayumi Hamasaki ?- NOT !!!

Posted by redracer on December 30, 2008

To paraphrase a quote from another ‘Queen’ – 2008 was Ayumi Hamasaki’s ‘annus horribilis’ !!!

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Save up your pennies – many Xmas 2008 releases !!!

Posted by redracer on October 25, 2008

As expected, many artists have announced releases in December, to cash in on Xmas 🙂
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Posted in Ai Otsuka, Ayumi Hamasaki, hitomi, Jyongri, kohmi hirose, Kumi Koda, Mika Nakashima, mink, misia | Leave a Comment »

‘Enoshima’ photos

Posted by redracer on October 19, 2008

I have finally updated the ‘Enoshima’ home page with pictures taken from the latest exhibition ….

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Lack of posts …

Posted by redracer on June 9, 2008

Sorry about the lack of posts recently, but I have been very busy getting my helf of the new layout (http://Japanese-Trains.com/2sides/) ready for it’s first exhibition at the end of July (the other half has already been canned). If any fabulous new items are announced, I will try to post the news, otherwise it will be rather quiet around here for a little while 😦

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More new releases from MISIA

Posted by redracer on May 2, 2008

The release spree to celebrate J-Pop diva MISIA’s 10th Anniversay continues …

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50,000 page views !!!

Posted by redracer on April 29, 2008

50,000 has come surprisingly quickly after 40,000 🙂

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New single releases for June 2008

Posted by redracer on April 26, 2008

Five new releases have been announced by major artists for June 2008 …

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Posted in AI, Anna Tsuchiya, BoA, Fantastic Plastic Machine, Hitomi Shimatani, J-Pop, Jyongri, Kumi Koda | 1 Comment »

New releases from big-name artists

Posted by redracer on March 15, 2008

The next couple of months sees a number of new releases from popular artists like Ayumi Hamasaki, Kumi Koda, Ai Otsuka, Sowelu, mink, melody. & MISIA ….  Read the rest of this entry »

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New album & single from Kumi Koda

Posted by redracer on February 23, 2008

Late in January, Kumi Koda released her 6th full length studio album & her 39th single …

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40,000 page views

Posted by redracer on February 14, 2008

It doesn’t seem so long ago that I was crowing about 30,000 views …

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Most popular posts for 2007

Posted by redracer on January 13, 2008

If you are interested in statistics, here is a list of the most popular posts for 2007 – the first year of this blog …

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Posted in Ami Suzuki, Ayumi Hamasaki, Food, hitomi, Hitomi Shimatani, Kumi Koda, Life in Australia, melody., Mika Nakashima, Namie Amuro, Sowelu, Statistics | Leave a Comment »

2007 J-Pop awards

Posted by redracer on January 6, 2008

Here are MY awards in a number of different categories for 2007, many of which will never be seen in any mainstream awards list.    Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Ai Otsuka, Akina Nakamori, Ami Suzuki, Ayumi Hamasaki, Clazziquai Project, Foxxi misQ, Hikaru Utada, Hitomi Shimatani, J-Pop, Jamosa, Jyongri, Kumi Koda, m-flo, melody., Mika Nakashima, Miki Imai, Misato Watanabe, misia, Namie Amuro, Yuki Koyanagi, ZARD | 3 Comments »

Ayumi Hamasaki – new album ‘Guilty’

Posted by redracer on January 6, 2008

Supposedly due for release on the 1st January 2008, but seemingly already available before Xmas 2007, this is Ayumi’s 9th studio album.

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sowelu – latest single ‘Hikari’

Posted by redracer on January 5, 2008

Released on 19th December, this is sowelu’s 16th single.

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