Hobbies Japan

Persimmon Wind: A Martial Artist's Journey in Japan (Audiobook)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by tukotikko at June 26, 2015
Persimmon Wind: A Martial Artist's Journey in Japan (Audiobook)

Persimmon Wind: A Martial Artist's Journey in Japan (Audiobook) By Dave Lowry, read by Brian Nishii
Unabridged edition 2014 | 11 hours and 16 minutes | ISBN: n/a , ASIN: B00J3J68IC | MP3 64 kbps | 326 MB
The Teddy Wilson Trio & Gerry Mulligan Quartet & Bill Evans - At Newport (1957) {2016 Japan Verve 60th Rare Albums Series}

The Teddy Wilson Trio & Gerry Mulligan Quartet & Bill Evans - At Newport (1957) {2016 Japan Verve 60th Rare Albums SHM-CD Reissue Series}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 154 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 123 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 56 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1957, 2016 Verve / Universal Japan | UCCV-9631 | Mono
Jazz / Bop / Cool

Verve 60th Anniversary Rare Albums SHM-CD Reissue Series. Reissue with SHM-CD format. Two different sides of Verve Records in the 50s – one modern, one a bit more traditional – and both represented in live material from the Newport Jazz Festival in 1957! Side one features a stunning live performance from pianist Teddy Wilson – working in a tight trio with Milt Hinton on bass and Spec Powell on drums – and really blowing away any conceptions we might have had about Wilson being aging or flowery at the time. Instead, he's got a sharp edge and command of the keys that's amazing – and which almost seems to have a bit more bite than usual in this concert setting.
Reflexionen - Reflexionen (1983) {2016 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}

Reflexionen - Reflexionen (1983) {2016 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 255 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 97 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 255 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1983, 2016 Timeless Records / Solid Records Japan / Ultra-Vibe | CDSOL-6431
Jazz / Post Bop / Modern Jazz / Saxophone / Piano Trio

Reissue with the latest remastering and the original cover artwork. Comes with a description written in Japanese. One of the more freewheeling groups we've ever heard recording for the Timeless label – especially during the 80s stretch in which this set was recorded – a free-thinking quartet that features Urs Leimgruber on soprano, tenor, and bass saxophone – plus Don Friedman on piano, Bobby Burri on bass, and Joel Allouche on drums! Leimgruber's sound really sets the tone for the record – with moody passages some stretches, or a bolder attack at other moments – then supported strongly by Friedman's piano, really gets a lot of freedom here. All tracks are long, and very different than usual for Timeless.

Embedded Racism: Japan's Visible Minorities and Racial Discrimination  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by ksveta6 at Feb. 19, 2017
Embedded Racism: Japan's Visible Minorities and Racial Discrimination

Embedded Racism: Japan's Visible Minorities and Racial Discrimination by Debito Arudou
2015 | ISBN: 1498513905, 1498513921 | English | 378 pages | PDF | 6 MB
The Slide Hampton Octet - Somethin' Sanctified (1960) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster WPCR-27237}

The Slide Hampton Octet - Somethin' Sanctified (1960) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster WPCR-27237}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 216 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 82 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 188 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit remaster
© 1960, 2013 Atlantic / Rhino / Warner Japan / WEA | WPCR-27237 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Bop / Hard Bop / Trombone

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. Somethin' Sanctified is an album by American jazz trombonist, composer and arranger Slide Hampton which was released on the Atlantic label in 1961. In 1959, trombonist Slide Hampton was known mainly for the excellent arrangements he did for the Maynard Ferguson Band, so it was no surprise that he formed his octet band and began making a serious bid for recognition as a top jazz artist and arranger, recording his first album for the small label Strand. His impact was immediate and in 1960 Slide signed for Atlantic resulting in two studio albums, Sister Salvation and Somethin Sanctified, which were the octets first for the label.

Caroline Henderson - Love or Nothin' [Japan] (2006)  Music

Posted by JET 1 at Feb. 19, 2017
Caroline Henderson - Love or Nothin' [Japan] (2006)

Caroline Henderson - Love or Nothin' [Japan] (2006)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Image) +CUE, LOG | 342 MB | Covers Included
Genre: Jazz-Pop, Vocal Jazz | Label: Columbia Music Ent. | Catalog Number: COCB-53526

A jazz and pop vocalist born in Stockholm, Sweden, on February 28, 1962, Caroline Henderson would move to Copenhagen in 1983 and become one of Denmark's top talents. Her first taste of fame and fortune in her new home came about in 1989, as part of the group RayDeeOh, with Maria Bramsen. That group soon came to an end, and Henderson was left to fend for herself. In 1995 she released the first of many albums, Cinemataztic, and began to work in television and film, as well as acting in plays. Her follow-up full-length, Metamorphing, hit stores in 1998, and was followed over the next ten years by five more albums, all of which (Dolores J in 2000, NAOS in 2002, Don't Explain in 2003, Made in Europe in 2004, and Love or Nothin' in 2007) built upon the success of their predecessors. In March of 2008 Henderson released album number eight, No. 8, which was a Top Five hit in Denmark. Apart from her commercial successes, Henderson also won Denmark's Grammy for Best Vocal Recording in 2007 for her work on the album Love or Nothin'.
Changing Trends in Japan's Employment and Leisure Activities: Implications for Tourism Marketing

Changing Trends in Japan's Employment and Leisure Activities: Implications for Tourism Marketing By Fred R. Schumann
English | PDF | 2017 | 100 Pages | ISBN : 9811036071 | 2.09 MB

This book reviews employment and leisure trends in Japan from the post-war era to the present. In addition, it also examines how these trends will affect tourism destinations and businesses that rely heavily on Japanese overseas tourism.
The Lovin' Spoonful - Best Of Vol. 2 (1968) [Mini LP Blu-spec CD2, Japan]

The Lovin' Spoonful - Best Of Vol. 2 (1968)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2016 | Sony Music Japan, SICP-31006 | ~ 340 or 189 Mb | Scans(png) -> 214 Mb
Pop Rock / Psychedelic Rock / Folk Rock

Though it was released only a year after The Best of the Lovin' Spoonful, during which the group had made only one more new studio album, The Best of the Lovin' Spoonful, Volume Two was the equal of the first volume in quality…
Denny Zeitlin - Zeitgeist (1967) {2015 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICJ 81}

Denny Zeitlin - Zeitgeist (1967) {2015 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICJ 81}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 249 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 113 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 269 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1967, 2015 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICJ 81
Jazz / Hard Bop / Post Bop / Contemporary Jazz / Piano Trio

Reissue with the latest 2015 DSD remastering. Comes with liner notes. Pianist Denny Zeitlin is sporting a beard on the cover of this fourth album for Columbia Records – and his music here definitely reflects a bit of a change from his earlier cleaner-cut image! Denny steps a bit outside at times – never to much so to make the album a session of avant jazz, but definitely showing the listener at the start that he's able to stretch out in the same way as some of the more adventurous pianists of his generation – yet really sound best as a master of lyrical understatement, as on his previous few records! Zeitlin's command of chords is wonderful – these blocks of color and subtle sound in his hands – inspired by Bill Evans, but taken in a whole new direction – and set up here in two different trios, with either Charlie Haden or Joe Halpin on bass, and Oliver Johnson or Jerry Granelli on drums. The real star of the show is always Denny.

SOHN - Rennen (Japan Edition) (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Feb. 15, 2017
SOHN - Rennen (Japan Edition) (2017)

SOHN - Rennen (Japan Edition)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, m3u, log, artwork (full scans, png, 600 dpi) | 42:11 min | 251 MB
Label: 4AD | Tracks: 11 | Rls.date: 2017
Electronic, Pop, Soul

Rennen. It’s a German verb that translates in English to “run,” and as soon as SOHN begins to describe his journey over the last two years, it becomes obvious why it’s also the title of his stunning new album for 4AD. Critics and fans alike are eagerly anticipating the album in the wake of his acclaimed 2014 debut, Tremors. That record, called “spellbinding” by The Sunday Times, launched him from behind-the-scenes producer to international star, with Uncut hailing the Vienna-born artist’s “pristine techno-soul,” Q praising his music as “spine-tingling,” and the New York Times raving that “his tenor rises to androgynous high notes that are lonely fragility incarnate.”