The Day the Music Died in Japan

January 7, 2012

Sukiyaki was a a Japanese hit that became wildly popular in America in 1961, despite the fact that the song was sung in Japanese. It’s a beautiful song with a very soothing melody. The song was sung by a Japanese musician named Kyu Sakamoto. The song is about sadness and isolation; the original title means “I look up when I walk.”On August 12, 1985, Kyu Sakamoto died in the crash of Japan Airlines Flight 123. He was one of 520 people who died in the crash, Sakamoto was 43 years old.

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