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#Shinobu Kawai

Born in Tokyo in 1971, he formed the band "SUPER JUNKY MONKEY" with members he met when he was 18, debuted on Sony Records in 1994, and continued his activities while traveling back and forth between Japan and the U.S. He took a temporary break in 1999. Since then, he has participated in various bands and units. Currently active mainly with Otomo Yoshihide Special Big Band, Akira Sakata COCODA, Takeshi Shibuya, KERA & Broken Flowers, Anada Quartet (Kazuhisa Uchihashi), Phnom Penh Model, and others. Loves curry.


#BOOK Izumi Okaya

Izumi Okaya's "Would you like to have a drink at my house?"

Manga artist Izumi Ocaya invites authors and manga artists she knows well to her home, where she serves them food and drinks with them. What kind of stories will emerge from these two well-informed people? We will deliver it with the same temperature as before. Please look forward to the recipe of the day's menu as well!




NiEW recommends alternative music🆕

NiEW Best Music is a playlist featuring artists leading the music scene and offering alternative styles in our rapidly evolving society. Hailing from Tokyo, the NiEW editorial team proudly curates outstanding music that transcends size, genre, and nationality.