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The J-Pop Exchange for Saturday, April 19, 2014

The J-Pop Exchange Earth Day Special!

Enjoy great music by Sakura Koshio along with an exclusive interview!

The devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan in 2011, resulting in radiation contamination issues in Fukushima, has been associated with Earth Day in Japan because it serves as a reminder of caring for our earth and managing its resources.

The singer / songwriter Sakura Koshio, who is from Fukushima, has been very active in restoration efforts.

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Exclusive Interviews Coming Soon: 

Sakura Koshio Sakura Koshio Exclusive Interview  Well-respected J-Pop artist who remains active in Japan post-Earthquake and Tsunami relief efforts.
Chumei Watanabe   Legendary, prolific composer who is responsible for many classic, highly regarded scores in the industry.
 Shanti Snyder Shanti Snyder J-Pop Exchange Exclusive Interview Well-respected singer/songwriter known for her contributions to Escaflowne, Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex and other collaborations with Yoko Kanno.  Recently released a new album titled Jazz en Rose.
 Chii Sakurabi Chii Sakurabi J-Pop Exchange Exclusive Interview Chii Sakurabi is a J-POP Singer and recording artist from Japan living in the US. Along with sound producer Nucky, Chii has recorded original Japanese pop songs, notable for their high-energy and fantasy themes. Chii originally performed live as an idol throughout Tokyo, and in late 2010 moved to the U.S. to expand her J-POP music internationally. 
Noriyuki Iwadare Dynamic composer who served as co-composer for Kid Icarus: Uprising and composer of the Lunar and Grandia series.