JROCKNYC: What Would YOU Ask YOSHIKI?

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In preparation of YOSHIKI’s upcoming Classical World Tour, JROCKNYC has been given the opportunity to interview YOSHIKI, and would like to know what YOU, our readers, would like to ask him. Make your questions good, interesting, and worthwhile! And remember the #1 rule of interviewing - avoid asking yes/no questions. The fate of this interview is in your hands! 

Please submit your questions below in the comments section and we will compile a list to ask YOSHIKI. 

EDIT:
Deadline to submit questions : April 18th.
 Will update this post at a later time. 

One more reason to marry Japanese…

LUNA SEA 25th Anniversary Tour Overseas Ticket Lottery

Get your tickets for LUNA SEA’s 25th Anniversary Tour THE LUNATIC -A Liberated Will- now! 

【Booking】 http://reserve-ticket.net/ls25th-tour/
【Duration】 Friday,April 4th,2014 12:00~Monday,April 21th, 2014 18:00 *Japan Time

Some new sukekiyo/immortalis tidbits! New 30 second trailer featuring footage from the in all weathers PV. Plus, the kyoraboration CD tracklist has been revealed:

aftermath Collaboration with キリト (Angelo)
鵠 Remixed by PABLO (P.T.P)
zephyr Remixed by TK (凛として時雨)
in all weathers Remixed by Jonathan Davis (Korn)
nine melted fiction Remixed by 石井 秀仁 (cali≠gari, GOATBED)
hemimetabolism Remixed by SUGIZO (LUNA SEA, X JAPAN)
scars like velvet Remixed by 室姫 深
the daemon’s cutlery Remixed by 人時
hidden one Remixed by HISASHI (GLAY)
mama Remixed by 橘 尭葉 / 妖精帝國
aftermath Remixed by acid android

Only a couple more weeks!

Clockwise from top left: Linda’s Tavern in Seattle, where Cobain was last seen alive; Cobain in 1989; the Young Street Bridge in Aberdeen, Wash., near Kurt Cobain Landing; the late singer’s home at 1210 East First Street in Aberdeen. 

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/30/travel/chasing-kurt-cobain-in-washington-state.html

LUNA SEA’s 25th Anniversary Tour & 2 New Best Albums

Continuing to celebrate their 25th anniversary, LUNA SEA has announced a nationwide tour titled “THE LUNATIC -A Liberated Will- with a total of 16 stops.

LUNA SEA 25th ANNIVERSARY LIVE TOUR
THE LUNATIC -A Liberated Will-

2014
6/7-6/8 MATSUDO MORI NO HALL 21
6/14-6/15 NIIGATA PREFECTURE CIVIC CENTER
6/28-6/29 HONDANOMORI HALL
7/5-7/6 KURASHIKI CIVIC HALL
7/12-7/13 NAGANO PREFECTURE HOKITO BUNKA DAI-HALL
7/26-7/27 OSAKA INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION CENTER MAIN HALL
8/9-8/10 NAGOYA CONGRESS CENTER CENTURY HALL
8/30-8/31 SENDAI SUNPLAZA HALL
9/6-9/7 SHIZUOKA CITY CULTURE HALL
9/13-9/14 SAPPORO NITORI BUNKA HALL

2015
1/10-1/11 OMIYA SONIC CITY
1/17-1/18 IBARAKIKEN KENRITSU BUNKA CENTER
1/24-1/25 UENO GAKUEN HALL(HIROSHIMA)
2/7-2/8 KANAGAWA KENMIN HALL
2/21-2/22 FUKUOKA SUNPALACE
2/28-3/1 TOKYO INTERNATIONAL FORUM HALL A

In addition, they will release 2 best albums, NEVER SOLD OUT 2, a live best album, and LUNA SEA 25th Anniversary Ultimate Best -THE ONE-, a singles collection spanning throughout the band’s 25 year history all the way to “THE ONE -crash to create-.” A box titled LUNA SEA 25th Anniversary “Ultimate Best -THE ONE-” + “NEVER SOLD OUT 2″ will also be released, that contains both albums. All are scheduled to be released on May 28, 2014.

NEVER SOLD OUT 2
UPCH-1980/1 / ¥3,121(tax in)

LUNA SEA 25th Anniversary Ultimate Best -THE ONE-
UPCH-1982/3 / ¥3,542(tax in)

LUNA SEA 25th Anniversary “Ultimate Best -THE ONE-” + “NEVER SOLD OUT 2″
UPCH-9944 / ¥7,441(tax in)

Anyone else getting tired of best albums?

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When we traveled to Japan, immersing ourselves in sadistic game shows, ribald karaoke excursions, and the (mandatory!) comedy training schools for aspiring comedians, we hardly understood any of the jokes. That’s because most of them didn’t bother with set-ups at all. As a member of the Japanese Humor and Laughter Society explained to us, Japan is a high-context society: It is so homogenous, jokesters don’t need to bother with explanations or detailed backstories. They can get right to the punch line.

One common joke, about an Olympic gymnast whose leotard was hiked embarrassingly high during a performance, has apparently become so familiar that even the punch line isn’t necessary. All you have to do is gesture to your upper thigh.

Komanechi!