From the monthly archives:

August 2007

a-nation ’07

by Rinoa on August 29, 2007 · 4 comments · AddThis

Ayumi performing at a-nation '07
Ayumi performing at a-nation '07

The summer season has arrived to a closure with the popular annual field live tour, a-nation. This music festival is organized by avex, where their most popular artists perform on stage. The performances were mobilized in 5 cities and 7 public performances spanning over 26 days. The last public performance was held in Ajinomoto Stadium in Tokyo. Around 45,000 people were present to this event.

This event has been initiated in 2002 and has been a hit. This is the 6th year for a-nation and the popularity of this tour has not waned. Around 230,000 have attended this year.

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Hitomi’s return to musicals

by Rinoa on August 25, 2007 · 4 comments · AddThis

Hitomi as Anne
Hitomi performing as Anne

J-Pop singer, Hitomi Shimatani has successfully attracted the attention of Japan, this time with her acting skills in the musical “Anne of Green Gables“. The plot of this musical is based on the infamous book written by the Canadian author, Lucy Montgomery in 1908.

With the lead role, Hitomi has aimed towards impersonating Anne. Throughout August, Hitomi and the rest of the cast, will perform at different venues in Japan. It is scheduled that the musical will be performed in eight cities and amount to eleven performances. The tour initiated in the Sapporo Educational Cultural Centre on the 18th August.

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