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Tokyo FM Celebrates Music of Haruki Murakami with new program Murakami Radio

TOKYO FM’s music program “Murakami RADIO” (last Sunday of every month from 19:00 to 19:55), in which the writer Haruki Murakami acts as a disc jockey.

Tokyo FM announced the success of its first broadcast of Murakami Radio, a new program celebrating the music of renowned artist Haruki Murakami, who also acts as the presenter. It airs every last Sunday of the month, 7 pm.

The show was piloted with the theme “The Haruki Murakami Library” from Makoto Wada Record Collection.

Murakami’s music has always been honored at the station as a live event, but this time Tokyo FM turned it into a regular program.

Mr. Murakami himself presents and talks about music at a studio built at the Waseda International House of Letters (commonly known as the Haruki Murakami Library), which opened in October last year.

The theme of this public recording is “From Makoto Wada Record Collection”. Makoto Wada, an illustrator who died in 2019, has a close relationship with Murakami and has worked on many bindings and illustrations for Murakami’s works.

This time, the station introduced the record collection that Mr. Murakami carefully selected from the huge number of records left by Mr. Wada and donated to Waseda University, along with valuable episodes and explanations

Listeners Send Appreciation for Inclusivity in Tokyo FM Radio Program

Tokyo FM’s mission transcends beyond entertainment and information, the station touches lives and the community. And this is even truer today, as radio host Takuya Kimura, shared a message from a teenage listener who was inspired by the program “Takuya Kimura Flow supported by GYAO”.

This month, a teenager who is suffering from stuttering, shared this message.

“The other day, I sent a message about stuttering. Thank you for reading the last time! I had a hard time living with stuttering, but Mr. Kimura’s words saved my heart and I decided to do more and more.”

“I hope I can overcome it. Thank you for giving me such kind words! “, says an 18 year old female listener who also suffers from the same disorder.

“I have had stuttering since I was a child, and like this person, I really love talking, but I can’t speak because I’m afraid of getting stuck (in words).” – from another listener.

“There are a lot of things that are painful, painful, and regrettable, so I can understand the feelings,” said another radio listener.

“Mr. Kimura’s encouragement touched my heart very much. Thank you! I hope that the program will encourage more people with stuttering all over the country,” said a 53 year old woman from Tokyo.

Kimura said, “I’m very happy that (listeners) are connected through this radio. I would be happy if you could make (this program) a place for exchanging opinions.

TOKYO FM “Takuya Kimura Flow supported by GYAO!” started airing this month and broadcasts everyday Saturday.

Kiss FM Kobe, Tokyo FM and more to bring in more ‘Smile’ on air with new radio program

Japan’s pop icon Suzuki Airi has a new FM radio program “Easy To Smile”, which covers various topics such as music, acting, and modeling and will start in October 2021.

The aim is to bring in a different kind radio programming that is light, entertaining and fun and will bring more smile to radio listeners in this day and age.

Suzuki came to stardom back in 2005, as part of the pop group “C-ute”.

The band’s most popular single came in 10th place on Japan’s Oricon weekly chart.

The group constantly made headlines with jam packed live performances both in Japan and overseas.

In 2018, Suzuki debuted as a solo artist with the single “Do Me A Favor” in June of 2018. She appeared in the Rock in Japan Festival 2019 and did exclusive modelling stint at the Tokyo Girls Collection.

The program “Easy To Smile by Airi Suzuki will start airing October 2021 on all JFN affiliated stations (Japan FM Network), including: FM Iwate, Date fm, Fukushima FM, Tokyo FM, FM GUNMA, Radio Berry, FM-NIIGATA, FM Nagano, FM Fukui, FM GIFU, FM Shiga, FM Osaka, Kiss FM KOBE, FM Sanin, FM Okayama, FM Yamaguchi, FM Kagawa, FM Kochi, FM Saga, FM Nagasaki, FM Kumamoto and FM Okinawa.