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#MUSIC Mitsutaka Nagira

Where you can find Good Music in Japan

Jazz cafes, listening bars, cafes with a good selection of background music, and record stores where you can eat and drink - in the past few years, these places where people come to listen to music, rather than to party or enjoy conversation, have attracted a great deal of attention as the new normal for the Corona disaster. These places have received a great deal of attention as being suited to the new normal of the Corona disaster. And even now, with the return of normality, its presence is still growing.

Music critic Mitsutaka Nagira, who has been presenting new trends and contexts of jazz through his "Jazz The New Chapter" series, visits a number of such places, where he encounters unknown music and hears familiar music in a completely new way.

#BOOK Miram

Miram and Ban Obara's Exchange Diary, "With my chin resting by the window"

Singer-songwriter "Miram" and writer "Ban Obara" started an exchange diary. It began in mid-February 2023. The season is gradually turning into spring, but Miram has "a winter that I want to overcome at any cost" and Obara has "something that I haven't overcome yet......."

#ART Summer Eye

Summer Eye's Joy of Knowing

Is Knowledge a Blessing or a Curse? The Irresistible Urge to Know
Sometimes we wish we didn't know, yet can we truly live without knowledge?
I yearn for knowledge, even if it bewilders me further. I crave understanding, even when it appears senseless. I seek insight, even when it stings. I desire to unravel the universe's mysteries, driven by my insatiable curiosity and thirst for amusement.
Let's seek answers together! Let's embark on a museum adventure! This is the essence of our series.
※Series visual by Keita Tamamura"

#OTHER miram and obaraban

Our “Haneyasume

A series of essays by singer-songwriter Miran and writer Ban Obara has begun, and after completing an exchange diary that lasted from February 2023 to May 2024, the two finally step outside. They were also joined by photographer Nanako Shinka to chat, eat, and rest. What do these three busy Tokyo residents do on their days off?




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.