Yoshimoto Kogyo planning Okinawa film fest – Tokyograph

Last week, Yoshimoto Kogyo unveiled its plans to hold an international film festival in Chatan, Okinawa, next year. Known as the Okinawa International Movie Festival 2009, the event’s theme is ‘Laugh & Peace.’ It will take place on March 19-22. Among the works being screened are the 100 short films directed by Yoshimoto Kogyo entertainers, …

Syakari celebrates 10th anniversary with a best of album

Pop group Syakari will be marking their 10th anniversary with their very first best of album titled “10th anniversary BEST~Boku to Iu Na no Chizu~.” The 15-track album will be released on 10/22/08 and retail for ¥2,800. Included is their single (above YouTube clip) “Taiyou no Hito” and the best of album spans their album …