B’z Among 1000 Origami Cranes

Posted on April 10, 2011

On April 5, Fukie Bata was invited as a guest during the program that was broadcasted on radio France Bleu Poitou. Yes, that’s right, France. She is a Japanese citizen that moved to France in 2007 and they talked about how she came to France, and what experiences she has made. Furthermore, in the recent events of the March 11 East Japan Earthquake, they talked about her initiative to create 1000 origami cranes in order to show solidarity for the people in Japan.

“But… what does B’z have to do with it?!” you ask? Well… they also used the occasion to introduce Japan to the listeners and Fukie Bata was so kind to choose B’z as an example for Japanese Music. She especially chose BUDDY from the album ACTION, which was then broadcasted on the show. Hopefully, a few more people in France have become B’z fans now! B’z is mostly unknown in France, with Visual Kei being the reigning Japanese music genre.

Merci beaucoup to my friend Odon Vallon for his report on B’z no bise. You can listen to the radio show here using the Real Player.

Also, glad to know my French skills haven’t gotten rusty in all these years. 😉

Source(s): B’z no bise (French), Nouvelle République (French)

2 responses to “B’z Among 1000 Origami Cranes”

  1. Chi says:

    Good news 🙂

  2. Odon says:

    Merci beaucoup Tobias !!

    Speaking of radio, I am trying to have a special B’z evening on Japan FM, a French webradio that counts 20.000 fans on Facebook : http://www.japanfm.fr/
    Until now they use to play only Ichibu to Zenbu but maybe we can get more!

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