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2021.9.13

[Operation to save the music industry during Coronavirus crisis] The possibilities of outdoor live concerts and『Solarism』 ――KIYOHARU × Umezo Kato(CEO of Loft Project)× Keisuke Murakami(Digital Agency)

July 18th 2021『Solarism Summer 2021』report of live talk

Taiji Sato(Musician)× Umezo Kato (CEO of Loft Group)× Keisuke Murakami(then Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry)had a tripartite talk at『KIMINITOU』where they discussed ’Specific measures to regenerate the music industry using Coronavirus supplementary budget of “1 trillion yen”’ (https://KIMINITOU.com/recovery-of-music-industry/) during which Taiji Sato proposed a small scale outdoor music live concerts as a way forward during Coronavirus crisis. The idea was named『Solarism』and it was held two times in Akiruno City, Tokyo last July.

In July, KIYOHARU (musician) × Umezo Kato × Keisuke Murakami had a discussion session at『Solarism Summer 2021』festival entitled [Operation to save the music industry during Coronavirus crisis. The possibilities of outdoor live concerts and Solarism] Joe Yokomizo, the editor-in-chief of this media, moderated this session.

They discussed the possibility of holding the『Solarism』festival which first came up in the tripartite talk session of『KIMINITOU』, based on the progress of the government’s business restructuring subsidy budget of “1 trillion yen”(https://jigyou-saikouchiku.go.jp/), exploring the next step for the music industry.

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2021.9.6

“What we need to do is to keep questioning and to keep answering.” A Discussion on the Keigo Oyamada Issue–Shinji Miyadai and DARTHREIDER (Part 2)

‘Digging Deeper into the Oyamada Keigo Issue!’ from niconico live broadcast “Fukabori TV ver.2” July 21st 2021

Immediately after Keigo Oyamada was announced as the "Opening Ceremony Creator" for the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics on July 14, 2021, past interviews on his experiences of bullying people with disabilities spread on the internet from the magazines "Rocking On Japan" (published in January 1994) and "Quick Japan" (published in August 1995). On August 16, Mr. Oyamada issued an "apology," and the organizing committee decided to keep him, but he eventually resigned.
 However, even after his resignation, the aftermath continues with the withdrawal of appearances at festivals of music project involving Mr. Oyamada, the cancellation of album release, and the suspension of his appearance on radio programs.
 In response to this series of "Oyamada Issues", an emergency live broadcast was held on nico nico Live's "Fukabori TV ver2".
 The members were Shinji Miyadai (sociologist) and DARTH Raider (rapper), both regular personalities on the program, and the moderator Joe Yokomizo, the editor-in-chief of this media.
 Why did Mr. Oyamada talk about his bullying while in school to the media? Only he knows the truth, however in the first part, we asked Shinji Miyadai to explain the historical background.

Going forward, how should Mr. Oyamada take responsibility?

*This article is edited of excerption from a transcript of "Fukabori TV ver2" 'Digging Deeper into the Oyamada Keigo Issue!' archived at https://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/so39065971 (can be viewed after adding channel).

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2021.8.30

“Why did he talk about bullying people with disabilities. From the era of Transborder to the era of Kichiku-kei.” A discussion on the Oyamada Keigo issue by Shinji Miyadai and DARTHREIDER (Part 1)

‘Digging Deeper into the Oyamada Keigo Issue!’ from niconico live broadcast “Fukabori TV ver.2” on 2021.7.21

Immediately after Keigo Oyamada was announced as the "Opening Ceremony Creator" for the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics on July 14, 2021, past interviews on his experiences of bullying people with disabilities spread on the internet from the magazines "Rocking On Japan" (published in January 1994) and "Quick Japan" (published in August 1995). On August 16, Mr. Oyamada issued an "apology," and the organizing committee decided to keep him, but he eventually resigned.
 However, even after his resignation, the aftermath continues with the withdrawal of appearances at festivals of music project involving Mr. Oyamada, the cancellation of album release, and the suspension of his appearance on radio programs.
 In response to this series of "Oyamada Issues", an emergency live broadcast was held on Nico Nico Live's "Fukabori TV ver2".
 The members were Shinji Miyadai (sociologist) and DARTH Raider (rapper), both regular personalities on the program, and the moderator Joe Yokomizo, the editor-in-chief of this media.
 Why did Mr. Oyamada talk about his bullying while in school to the media? Only he knows the truth, however in the first part, we asked Shinji Miyadai to explain the historical background.

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2021.5.31

10 Years from 3.11 ~ Discussion on the Future of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant and Energy Policy ~ SUGIZO, TOSHI-LOW, Junya Ogawa

2021/2/24 Event Report

A decade has passed since the Great East Japan Earthquake and the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident.

Shortly before the 10th anniversary of 3.11, on February 24, 2021, KIMINITOU hosted its first live talk session, “A Discussion on the Future of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant and Energy Policy” at LOFT9 Shibuya.

The guests were TOSHI-LOW (BRAHMAN, OAU), who has been rushing to the disaster-stricken areas in Tohoku and other parts of Japan since the earthquake to support recovery efforts, and SUGIZO (LUNA SEA, X JAPAN), who has high interest in energy issues and continues to take action for global issues and the future. They are great partners who have worked together to support various disaster-stricken areas and restoration events. We also welcomed Junya Ogawa, a member of the House of Representatives whose top priorities include creation of a sustainable energy policy in Japan.

The event was moderated by Joe Yokomizo, editor-in-chief of KIMINITOU, who continues to cover the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant since the disaster.

Discussion between artists, politicians, and journalists; such collaboration is one of the purposes of this media. And delivering music along with “words”, is also a cherished means of expression for this media.
In the talk session, each from their own standpoint, discussed the issues on contaminated water, the decade after the accident, and what kind of society and politics we should aim for in the future.
In the live concert, TOSHI-LOW and SUGIZO, who call each other ally and friend, became the beacon of hope for recovery and performed the famous song “Full Moon Evening,” which has been played in many places affected by the disaster, as well as LUNA SEA's “With Love,” which TOSHI-LOW selected after six hours of discussion with young LUNA SEA fans, and “Kanae-no-toi” by BRAHMAN. Although they have shared the stage many times, this was their first time to perform together. They also named their new unit “SUGI-LOW”.

The talk started with a report by Joe Yokomizo, who had just made his sixth visit to the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant the day before, sharing the report on the latest situation inside the plant, ten years after the accident. This was followed by a dialogue between Junya Ogawa and SUGIZO.

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